How to Specify the Color Space on Your Canon EOS 6D

Several color spaces are used in photography and image-editing applications. The color space determines the range of colors you have on your EOS 6D. The default color space (sRGB) in your camera is ideal if you’re not editing your images in an application like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

However, if you do edit your images in an image-editing application and want the widest range of colors (also known as gamut) with which to work, you can specify the Adobe RGB color space. To specify the color space that your camera records images with, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu button.

    The last-used menu displays.

  2. Use the Multi-controller button to navigate to the Shooting Settings 3 tab.

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  3. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight Color Space and then press the Set button.

    The Color Space menu displays.

  4. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight one of the following and then press the Set button again:

    • sRGB: The default color space is ideal if you don’t edit your images or do minimal editing.

    • Adobe RGB: Use this color space if you’re editing your images in an application, such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

  5. Press the Shutter button halfway.

    You exit the menu and are ready to shoot pictures with your desired color space.

After you edit images that were created with the Adobe RGB color space, you must convert them to sRGB in your image-editing application before printing them or displaying them on the web.

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