How to Set the Color Space on the Nikon D800


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Setting the color space

Your camera captures color images of course, but color is a tricky thing. What looks blue to you may not look blue to me. To help improve color consistency across different devices, from, say, a camera to a computer to a printer, your camera maps the colors in your image into a color space. A color space is a mathematical model that defines the boundaries of color. You can learn all about color spaces in Inkjet Printing for Photographers. For now, all you need to know is that if you are ultimately shooting with the idea of printing your images on an inkjet printer, then you should change the Color Space setting in your camera.

To set the color space, I drop into my menus. I'm here in the Shooting menu. I've scrolled down a little ways to the item that says Color Space. You can see that it's defaulting to sRGB. sRGB is a fine color space if you know that the images that you're going to shoot are only going to be viewed on the web, but I typically print my images, so I would li...

Setting the color space
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Setting the color space provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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