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RAW + sRGB == RAW + AdobeRGB ?

instinctive humor [deleted] says:

One thing I'm still not clear is the usefulness of the colorspace when shoting RAW. I do understand the effects when it comes to editing and also saving as JPG.

But does it matter what setting I use when I shoot RAW (which should be the unmodified data). Or is it just a convienient way of telling your RAW converter which color profile you want to use later on ?
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tychay says:

Short answer: No to the first, Yes to the second.

Great question!

My take.
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instinctive humor [deleted] says:

Many thanks -- and I now can continue shooting as I did before and just adjust the colorspace of the OUTPUT.
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starfish235 is a group administrator starfish235 says:

After digitization, the NEF file format allows you to go back and forth from sRGB to aRGB without concern. However, there's a caveat about changing the embedded color space using Nikon Capture (4.4.2) ... you have to change the embedded color space through the TOOLS / OPTIONS / Color Managment tab ... it's fairly cumbersome. Color space conversions can introduce entropy in JPEG, TIFF, and Adobe Digital Negative files ... FYI for those that care.

Theoretically, WB and gammut assumptions can be used to fine tune digitization in cameras with multi-channel readouts ... with WB having a greater potential impact. Most of that level of information is closely held by the OEM's.

That's just a long winded way of saying "I agree with tychay" ... I should have just used the macro.
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MrDAT says:

Hey stargazer, are you a programmer?
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instinctive humor [deleted] says:

HW/SW engineer I wonder how you could have guessed that
;-)))
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