I am trying to setup my workflow with the above four tools and have some doubts at certain points in the workflow (colorspace, files formats to save etc.).
What I want to accomplish at the end of the Workflow:
- Export images for the web.
- Export images for print.
Here is what I am doing currently:
- Import all images from the camera (AdobeRGB color space is set in-camera).
- Cull images in Lightroom to sort out the keepers.
- Open keepers in Photoshop as smart objects, and then work with Nik filters on them.
- Export them.
Here are my doubts with the above steps:
After importing as a smart object in Photoshop, I can go back to ACR by double-clicking the thumbnail in the Layers menu. When ACR launches, I see come color profile information below the image that is clickable and can be modified. So before I do anything with NIK on this image, should I change the following:
For web images: change the color space to sRGB, depth to 16 bits/channel, and resolution to 72 dpi?
For print images: change color space to Adobe RGB or ProPhoto (not sure what to choose here), depth to 16 bits/channel, and resolution say 300 dpi?
Or should I just leave it as ProPhoto RGB which is the default, at 16 bits/channel, and 300dpi, when I first click the link?
When it comes to export for web should I just select PS → File → Export → Save for Web Legacy and just set the desired height and width and leave everything else as default?
For exporting for prints as TIFF, should I leave the Embed color profile check mark unchecked as it's going to embed ProPhoto RGB?
I have looked all over and there are different answers everywhere and that has left me in a super-confused state. I am hoping that people here with their experience can point me in the right direction.