RGB to CMYK in digital photo

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RGB to CMYK in digital photo

Postby masinip » Thu Apr 17, 2003 3:43 pm

You know that when you printing (non home but for commercial use like newspaper or magazine or catalog) a digital image, i.e. you convert the native RGB or sRGB profile in CMYK, you have very problems in a large wide of kinds: definition of CMY channels, an aggressive K, a great difficult to control lights, contrast etc.

I am not referring to monitor colours problems, but to the workflow from the colour space RGB to CMYK paper printing 300dpi. And I know very well that a good colour space calibration in order to the final printer output, can resolve many of these problems. But... this is the "state of the art" for the workflow; really, i work in many differents situations of outputs (some digital services, others traditional thypographie).

So, i ask if one of the silverfast products family, can help me.
Actually i used a Nikon D1 and a Coolpix 5000, and shot in RAW files.

Thanks (and sorry for my orrible english),
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Postby LSI_Support » Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:29 pm

You best leave the image in RGB colour space as long as you can when you don't know much about the machine where they are printed on.

Only convert to CMYK when you have a relyable separation table from the print-operator.

You can embed ICC output profiles if you have a relyable ICC printer profile from the print-operator. Please look into our Support section under "online reviews and tutorials" for further information. Ian Lyons tutorials > Example Color Settings

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