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Subject: [Leica] OT: monitor color gamut
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Wed Nov 19 17:23:27 2008
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Ken absolutely almost guarantee that you monitor can only achieve sRGB. A
very few high end ones can manage 98% of AdobeRGB. ProPhoto of course is
MUCH larger.
You can have your file in a broader space, typically AdobeRGB or even
ProPhotoRGB and a good printer can reproduce more colours than the monitor
can show.
You won't see all of those on your screen. You can see where they occur via
clipping warnings in ACR for example. Open a file and try changing the
output colour space and watch the preview. Of course as you are aware your
transmissive monitor will never exactly match a reflective print, but it
should be close enough for soft proofing functionality.  

Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Ken Carney
Sent: Thursday, 20 November 2008 11:10
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: [Leica] OT: monitor color gamut

Does anyone have information as to how to determine the color gamut of an
LCD monitor?  I am having some printing problems with some pretty wide-range
images, and the suggestion has been made that although my monitor is
properly calibrated, it cannot show the full color gamut of the image (Adobe
RGB).  It is a Samsung 213T with a GEForce 6600 dvi card. Any comments


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