Yammer P wrote:
How is Camera Raw displaying out-of-monitor-gamut colour in the ProPhoto RGB preview?
Camera Raw takes the internal color space of ProPhoto RGB colors in a linear gamma and transforms that to your monitor's ICC profile using Relative Colorimetric rendering...it's as accurate as the display in Photoshop which as you've found out is far better than Bridge. When Bridge caches raw files it uses Camera Raw to do the accurate rendering but I'm pretty sure it stores the cached results as sRGB. When displaying a high quality thumbnail or preview, it takes the sRGB thumbs or preview and transforms it to your display profile but it's considerably less accurate than Camera Raw or Photoshop.
Many thanks, Jeff. I often have trouble getting my head around things like this, especially when I'm dealing with colours I'm not supposed to see!
I suspect that the deep reds in the tulip are actually outside AdobeRGB but within my monitor's gamut. I think I assume that one colour space would always fit inside another, but they probably often overlap.
I assume that the ACR histogram represents the working colour space, as it changes shape depending on the current choice. But, if the preview is an RC rendering to the monitor profile (which is bound to be a smaller gamut), I'd expect visual clipping to occur before histogram clipping.
I'm just thinking out loud here because there's already too much noise inside my head I'm a hoot at parties. Feel free to correct me, if I'm lost in the woods again.
Yammer P wrote:
I should have said "ProPhoto RGB preview".