Preserve CMYK ICC profile in converted files

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Preserve CMYK ICC profile in converted files

Post by Naty » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 am

Hello, is it possible to set or cancel in Xn MP properties so that Xn does not change the embedded color profile of CMYK images to RGB? Even when you open a .tiff image, the cmyk profile program announces that the image will be converted to RGB.
Thank you in advance for your reply, Naty

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Re: Preserve CMYK ICC profile in converted files

Post by xnview » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:46 pm

CMYK is always converted in RGB to be able to show the image
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Re: Preserve CMYK ICC profile in converted files

Post by Naty » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:54 pm

Thank you for your reply and have a nice day.
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Re: Preserve CMYK ICC profile in converted files

Post by Rick » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:09 pm

Naty
CMYK is only really useful when getting things ready for a printer. You often can't tell the difference between the color spaces on your monitor
In a file viewing program like XnView it isn't really needed even though it has the ability to define a CMYK color space
If you are printing a pantone color or an industry standard (Safety signs, IBM blue etc) and have to match it exactly, then CMYK is the way to go even if there are RGB equivalents.
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