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Post#1 by tim » 1 week 6 days ago


This topic was sometimes searched for but no results came up on GL.
I don't know anything about this cmyk thing other than maybe that it's used for printing.
Anyone knows anything about this cmyk and how GIMP applies to it?
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Post#2 by dinasset » 1 week 6 days ago


You may ask ofnuts and rich, they will have lot of info on that topic.
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Post#3 by rich2005 » 1 week 6 days ago


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CMYK used by commercial printers, usually for offset printing - typically, posters - flyers - book covers.

Subtractive printing using cyan - magenta - yellow. In theory those combined give black. In practice a dirty dark brown so black (K = key) is included.

There is an old Gimp plugin seperate+ that will write a CMYK tiff or jpeg. As ever I have an old video (6 years ago, for heavens sake) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rby7r771D4&hd=1 five minute duration.

These days best bet for either converting from RGB or creating from scratch is Krita.
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Post#4 by tim » 1 week 6 days ago


Thank you rich for adding content related to this topic. :D
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