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Chapter 10. Sharing and Archiving Files ... > sRGB: The Internet Color Space

sRGB: The Internet Color Space

Until now, we have avoided using the sRGB working space profile because it has a limited color gamut and is less suitable for a print-based workflow than other color spaces. However, the sRGB color space, created by HP and Microsoft to be representative of the average PC display, is appropriate for display-based media. When you realize that most people's displays are not calibrated, or even set to a white point other than the manufacturer's default, it's easy to understand why sRGB is a smaller color space than those used in creative applications.

To illustrate the size and shape of the sRGB gamut, we could perform an exercise using the Color Think utility (which we used in Chapter 1) that compares sRGB to other color spaces. But since you already learned how to use Color Think to perform these kinds of comparisons, let's jump ahead to the actual comparison (Figures 10.1 and 10.2).


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