DISCLAIMER : You might not understand what I wrote because I'm not pretty good with that subject and probably mixed many concepts all together .
So, yeah Color space.
I read so much about it, here in the tutorials, tips on the web, and now this book (Photoshop for Photography) I'm reading.
I did read the color space tutorials here and I got lost.
So let me first say how I'm currently setup.
My Camera is a Canon T3, in the settings I use sRGB. Adobe RGB is the other setting available. All my shots are in raw.
In lightroom 3, I think my photo opens in sRGB.
In lightroom 3, when I right-click->Edit in photoshop, in the settings, the picture are opening in Photopro RGB?
I save my files as TIFF, and I'm not exaclty sure on what color space again. (The one it is opened?).
So here's a list of question I keep asking myself about all this so I might finaly understand :
1. What's up with color space. I have a Canon T3, so 12 bits per channel for my raw files, which mean 4096 possible value for each color. Now how opening, or taking the photo in a different color space would "change" this value. The value is fixed, if it is 0, 4096, 0, it has to be green, not red right?. Taking the photo directly to Adobe RGB instead of sRGB won't change the pixel value right? Is it only to put the default color space so the photo is opened in the right color space?
2. Opening a photo in a color space. What does it mean? Is a color space an "Interpretation" of the pixel value for my screen? A photo is taken in sRGB, opening one in sRGB and one in Adobe RGB might not show the same on the screen?
2.1 sRGB for lightroom, photoshop and every other application mean the same color?
3. What is the ideal set up? Should i put my camera, lightroom and photoshop default to the same Color space?
4. Should I use Adobe RGB or sRGB? I see Adobe RGB have a larger gamut of color, but I'm not even sure how I understand that. I might understand I understand your answers to my previous questions .
5. Printer also have Color spaces? Is it their own interpretation of the Pixel value too?