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How can I check how much of sRGB and AdobeRGB my monitor covers in percentage?

The tool displaycal-profile-info, part of the DisplayCAL package, can do this. This works (and works basically the same way) for Windows, Mac, and Linux. See for ...
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What is the purpose of gamma correction in today's screens and how does it relate to graphics and photography?

I am a former broadcast engineer, and I currently work in feature films and television as an editor and VFX supervisor. Many statements on here are incorrect. Gamma in the signal path is a desired ...
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Should I use ProPhoto RGB?

Let me first say that everything that's happening is exactly how it should be. Even the fact that Photoshop gives you a warning, which is a matter of its Color Settings (see below). And your concerns ...
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Are colour profiles ever stored in RAW files?

Part of this question basically seems to be asking if the answers to the other question are actually right. For that part, don't worry — they are. (And no information is lost in this way — the leader ...
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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW?

That Adobe seems to butcher the colors of all my raws drives me nuts You are wrong here. What you see on the back of your camera is not the raw file, but the JPEG preview, which includes whatever ...
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Is it true that a camera sensor will never receive an RGB value of R 0 G 255 B 0?

Camera sensors are designed to mimic the way the human eye/brain system perceives a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum as light. Our brains create the perception of color when stimulated by ...
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Change JPEG ColorSpace Encoding value

In Adobe Photoshop, there are two menu options: "Assign Profile" and "Convert to Profile". If you have an image in the ProPhoto RGB color space, and you "assign profile" sRGB, this just changes the ...
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Should I use ProPhoto RGB?

Zeus's answer is great and comprehensive. I am just going to add some additional thoughts for some of the OPs specific questions. Some below are opinionated based on PRACTICAL REALITY and experience. ...
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How can I check how much of sRGB and AdobeRGB my monitor covers in percentage?

If you have a spyder 5 pro it will give you a chart and percentages of coverage for srgb, ntsc, and adobe rbg Here is my srgb result
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color spaces and monitors

Adobe RGB image in a monitor that only displays sRGB? I'm not sure if here lies a misconception. A monitor does not only displays sRGB or Adobe 1998, they display a percentage of them. If a monitor ...
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Will there be (stronger) colour banding on 8bit wide gamut display when working in sRGB?

This is a valid concern. My understanding of your question is that it's a monitoring problem rather than editing problem. That is, when you are editing an sRGB photo, you specify that your current ...
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Do Google Photos maintain any other color spaces except sRGB

Google Photos does not "maintain" or "convert" color spaces. The color space is a property of the image, usually noted in the Exif metadata. Since Google Photos preserves ...
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The meaning of Y in sRGB color space

The table shows the CIE 1931 xyY color space equivalents for the 3 primary colors of sRGB and for white (sRGB 1 1 1). So all the table says is: ...
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How can I correct oversaturated colors after sRGB calibration of AdobeRGB monitor?

If I stick to Case A: Could I be sure that everyone (with calibrated monitor) will see my photos as me in smart "viewers": ACDSee Pro, LightRoom? Not if the other calibrated monitors are only 96%, or ...
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Standard color space more vivid than Adobe RGB in Dell DELL UP2516D?

It's hard to say what the 'Standard' setting is supposed to do on each particular monitor. From my experience with similar monitors, where there are 'actually standard' presets like sRGB or AdobeRGB ...
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P3 Color Pallet vs sRGB

Before you worry about whether you should export as P3, does your camera even export in P3? Most cameras today still only export in either sRGB or Adobe RGB. However, if you're using an iPhone for ...
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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW?

One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the ...
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Are these versions of sRGB v2 the same?

You list different things. The 2001 reference is an ICC Specification that defines how V2 profiles are structured. The specification applies to profiles such as sRGB as well as others such as ProPhoto ...
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Are colour profiles ever stored in RAW files?

In Brief: ONE) The "leader" was incorrect, in fact he's got it backwards in a way. A RAW file is RAW image data and a colorspace is NOT RAW it's debayered. A chosen colospace has no effect on the RAW ...
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Why isn't the xvYCC color space seeing uptake for still photography?

That is precisely what was used in Kodak Photo CD (the colorspace is called PhotoYCC), moreover it is a predecessor of xvYCC_601. The problem why it was not done is because it is ONLY limited range (...
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Is there a reason not to remove colour profiles from images on the web?

If the original ICC profile is sRGB or equivalent, there is usually no harm from removing it. sRGB is sometimes added to images that were not originally color managed. (The profile shouldn't be ...
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For printer ICC color profiles, what is the reference? Is it Adobe RGB/sRGB or something else?

This isn't really an answer, but too much for a comment. I feel it needs to be established how the OP's workflow is set up Can we establish some basics. You don't "calibrate to sRGB or Adobe 98&...
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Oversaturated colors in Chrome (V43) on wide gamut monitor

Here you can also test, which ICC version your browser supports: http://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/ On Mac only Safari supports v2 and v4. Also it's rendering CSS values ...
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Oversaturated colors in Chrome (V43) on wide gamut monitor

There seems to be a good analysis of the issue here: http://www.color-management-guide.com/web-browser-color-management.html
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How to check if there are any out-of-sRGB-pixels in an image?

The Foundry Nuke or Blackmagic Design Fusion perform operations with floating point numbers which allow you to implement that type of tests. It essentially boils down to convert your image from DCI-P3 ...
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BenQ SW271 + Spyder5PRO = 99% sRGB and 77% AdobeRGB

The BenQ SW271 should be covering a much wider gamut than your results. This review at ephotozine.com states the following: The SW271 features a thin bezel and offers 99% AdobeRGB, 100% sRGB, 100% ...
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Should I use ProPhoto RGB?

It depends on your intended purpose. If your output will be on typical screens (monitors, phones etc) then sRGB is going to get you the best most consistent colour accuracy. ProPhoto RGB has a wider ...
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Inconsistent image viewing experience

Why is that? Colour management fully depends on the software as of January 2017. There is no way of enforcing it no matter how recent the OS is. Related question about Edge on MS site - with no ...
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lightroom photo export with sRGB profile

I think the main error is that your Working Space is set to your monitor profile. The monitor profile is actually adapted "live" as it's drawn to screen & should not be part of your workflow. You ...
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How can I compare a few screen's color gamut?

You can't, just from coverage percentage numbers, because you can't tell exactly where the overlap in three-dimensional colorspace will be from a single number representing area. See How do color ...
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