Okay, so I've searched tons of prior posts regarding color space, color management, calibration, print labs, etc and have not found a solid direction to go based on the input I've read. So, here's some questions that I'd love to get some feedback on if you all would be so kind Forgive me, this is a lot of random thoughts and questions so it may not all be put together in the most digestable way. I didn't proof read it... -I work on a PC, even though I'd prefer a MAC at this point (of which I'd like to transition to as soon as it's in the budget). Should I not be working in the Adobe RGB color space because I'm on a PC? Or should I say, is it smarter to run at 2.2 6500k sRGB until I transition over to MACs? I've had strange results with different labs. Either the photo looks like it was printed in sRGB from an embedded Adobe RGB color space or it's always 25% darker in the actual print than on my monitor. It lacks contrast and punch, etc. My monitors have been correctly calibrated and there is very little to no ambient light in the room. One lab uses MACs and supposedly images in Adobe RGB. This lab is the one where I get 25% darker photos. The other lab uses PCs and supposedly converts any embedded color space correctly. This is the lab where our prints come back with sunburned skin and over saturated colors. -The lab I do proofs, online proofing, and who handles all my family/friend orders post wedding (printroom.com) prints on the Fuji Frontier. The problem lies in this. They claim that no matter what color space you submit your photos in (adobe RGB, sRGB) they will properly convert the image so no prior conversion is needed on the photographers end. I was skeptical from the start when I read this, but simply didn't know enough about color management to turn away from their services. Me and my wife prefer to work in Adobe RGB from the camera>photoshop>to print. And of course the prints came back as if they were printed in an sRGB type color space. I know this because I use a color calibrated 22in CRT for imaging and an LCD laptop as an extended desktop for my PS palettes to display on. So if I drag an image from the Adobe RGB CRT over to the sRGB LCD, I can clearly see how skin tones instantly turn red (like a sunburn) and all other colors are over saturated as well. I even used printroom's softproofing icc profile to check it before print and it was a very subtle change, so I thought it would be okay. WRONG. I held the physical print up to my CRT and it was way off. Then I held it up to my LCD and it was dead on. Clearly the printroom.com lab can't convert Adobe RGB files correctly on their Frontier or am I missing something? So why don't I just use sRGB so my results match with printroom.com? Because sRGB seems to be more suited for web based graphics and a more simple color space. What I don't understand though is why most printers, even professional lab printers are most suitable with this color space. Which is why I would then ask, what's the point of doing anything in Adobe RGB if most printers can't even replicate the wider array of colors? But then I've also read that Adobe RGB is for the high end professional and it is the superior color space for photography. For example, Yervant Zanazanian (yervant.com) has amazing prints that I've seen in person and at his seminars. He uses The Edge in Australia and they run in Adobe RGB and print on Epsons. The prints are amazing. It simply leads me to think that sRGB is for the consumer end, yet so many online labs in the US work in sRGB. Is there a US online lab that does online proofing, physical proofs, online orders from my customers and runs strictly in Adobe RGB??