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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Color Space

You can select one of two color gamuts (the range of colors available to represent an image) using this menu entry, shown previously among the other menu choices in Figure 3.9. Adobe RGB is an expanded color space useful for commercial and professional printing, and it can reproduce a wider range of colors. Canon recommends against using this color space if your images will be displayed primarily on your computer screen or output by your personal printer. The sRGB setting is recommended for images that will be output locally on the user’s own printer, as this color space matches that of the typical inkjet printer fairly closely. Strictly speaking, both color spaces can reproduce the exact same absolute number of colors (16.8 million ...

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