I’ve just been reading an excellent article explaining the concept of colour spaces: sRGB vs Adobe RGB vs ProPhoto RGB - PhotographyLife.com
Section 4 of this article (Working Space vs Output Space) talks about the importance of using the least restricting colour space in your post-processing software … which leads me to the following questions;
(As made clear in this article) a specific colour space is not “baked-in” to a RAW file - However, EXIF data does include the colour space prescribed for the camera to use (for JPG usage). Does PL take any notice of the colour space info in the EXIF data … OR, does it always work in its own natural working space ?
Which colour space is PhotoLab using as its (natural) working space ?
The article recommends the ProPhoto, 16bit colour space as the best colour space to use for post-processing work … Is this, perhaps, what PL is using as its working space ?
When exporting to Nik Color Efex Pro, which ICC profile should we be using for best results?
When “Export(ing) to application” we have the (advanced setting) option to specify a custom ICC profile: Is the ProPhoto colour space available as a custom profile ?
Note: See related question (from Nik Collection perspective): Colour Space question: Which “working space” are Nik Collection tools using?
Regards, John M
PS. In case you were wondering; “colour” is the English/Australian spelling - The US version is “color”.