Upload & Sell: On
Peter Figen wrote:
Even multiple trips to Lab and back have no visible effect on the image, but it's really a moot point as you really only go once, and it's almost always in 16 bpc, although there are plenty of stock images I work on that make that trip also. On those, which are always digital captures, compressed and with no process history, the skies often suffer regardless of what you do to them, but since we're not talking iStock here, it doesn't matter.
I will never know, the only reason sRGB and 8 bit exists in my world is because web demands it. I even send 16 bit prophoto to my printer. And even though it is hard to see any difference between the higher and lower color spaces, its just easier for my workflow.
I save for web with actions. I have several for different purposes. For example 850 wide for landscape and 600 high for portrait in an FM folder. I sign and save 1024 wide for Facebook and Panoramio. I save full size for SmugMug. Each size has its own sharpening. I can make them at the click of mouse and so if I redo the image for some reason I just resave.