What is the difference between Working RGB and Document RGB when exporting a PDF from InDesign CS5


I'm using InDesign CS5, sometimes my export setting gets stuck on CMYK mode as I was working on a different document previously and when exporting the PDF setting is saved.

No problem, I just go to Output and change it to RGB. Usually I choose either Working RGB or Document RGB, but I don't really know the difference. Can anyone help me to understand?

3/4/2016 10:31:00 AM

Accepted Answer

I had asked a similar question to this a few months ago, and @joojaa gave me this helpful answer:

They are all the same profile. The name of the profile is sRGB IEC61966-2.1. The other labels are just where they are set:

  • Working RGB says your program is using that RGB mode. Yes you can work in a space that does not reflect the document setting.
  • DocumentRGB says the document is specifying that RGB mode.

They are all the same profile though and result in same thing.

Hope this helps!

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM