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Converting RGB files to CMYK

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Converting RGB files to CMYK Catherine Campaigne 16 Oct 19:17
  Converting RGB files to CMYK rich404 17 Oct 08:59
  Converting RGB files to CMYK Alexandre Prokoudine 17 Oct 15:14
Catherine Campaigne
2017-10-16 19:17:54 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Converting RGB files to CMYK

Is it possible to convert files to CMYK in Gimp? I can’t figure out how to do it. Thanks for your help.
Catherine

2017-10-17 08:59:47 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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Converting RGB files to CMYK

Is it possible to convert files to CMYK in Gimp? I can’t figure out how to do it.
Thanks for your help.
Catherine

Gimp is an RGB editor, nothing built-in to create a CMYK image.

There is (was) an old plugin separate+ http://registry.gimp.org/node/471 but the links to the web page(s) are gone. I could probably fix you up with some binaries if required, depending on operating system, if you give OS and version of Gimp.

A better bet is *not* Gimp

1. Command line ImageMagick which could be something like

convert image.ext -profile sRGB.icc -profile cmyk.icc new.ext

where the cmyk.icc is the colour profile you want to use.

2. For a GUI, try Krita https://krita.org A full image editing application but will convert between colour spaces.

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

Alexandre Prokoudine
2017-10-17 15:14:22 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Converting RGB files to CMYK

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:17 PM, Catherine Campaigne wrote:

Is it possible to convert files to CMYK in Gimp? I can’t figure out how to do it.

Yes, if you install the separate+ plug-in.

https://osdn.net/projects/separate-plus/releases/p8879

separate+-0.5.9-alpha3.zip should do.

Here is a very short tutorial: http://mindspill.net/computing/linux-notes/cmyk-using-the-separate-plugin-with-gimp/

Alternatively you can try http://www.blackfiveimaging.co.uk/index.php?article=02Software%2F05CMYKTool.

Alex