Adobe RGB colour space

A colour space is a specific organization of colours. The Adobe RGB (1998) colour space is an RGB colour space developed by Adobe Systems, Inc.

About colour spaces
  • A colour space can be defined by assigning a set of inter-related colour swatches with names or a number system. This is the type of space used by the Pantone colour collection.
  • When an artist chooses a limited number of oil paints to add to their palette they establish a colour space within which they plan to work.
  • A digital colour space is defined mathematically or programmatically to produce a range of inter-related colours each with its own colour value.
  • Digital colour spaces are often used to define the range of colours that can be produced by a particular device (eg. printer or projector) or file type (eg. JPEG file).
About the Adobe RGB colour space
  • The Adobe RGB (1998) colour space is designed to encompass the colours that can be output by CMYK colour printers.
  • When the RGB colours model is used on a modern computer screen, the Adobe RGB (1998) colour space encompasses roughly 50% of the range of colours seen by an observer.
  • The Adobe RGB (1998) colour space improves on the gamut of the sRGB colour space, primarily in cyan-green hues.