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Gamut warning enabled in Photoshop
(ProPhotoRGB against sRGB)

Color Gamut Example: Green Shirt in Sunlight

See also How to Check for Color Space Clipping in Photoshop.

Even with an old digital camera like the Nikon D1X (circa 2001, or 14+years old as this was written), color gamut matters, and it matters even with green tones in a common type of outdoor sunlit scene.

Color gamut = range of color that can be captured, displayed, or printed.
Please see the general discussion of color gamut as well as an example with red/orange/yellow fruit. IMPORTANT: to see the differences to their full extent here (or even to see the color properly), you must have BOTH:

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Variants AdobeRGB, sRGB available in full article

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