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I believe it works like this

 

RGB: .JPG .PNG .GIF

 

CMYK: .TIFF .BMP

 

I'm not sure why .JPG didn't work for you. Maybe I'm not understanding your situation.

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Jpeg has no idea about RGB it stores data in YCbCr format. In most cases iJpeg is not a lossless image file format. So if quality is an issue then never store your file as jpeg. Jpeg is used to save disk space.

 

RGB color space is not a quite good requirement description it may be sRGB, AdobeRGB, RGB with a color profile or what else. Because Paint.NET does not support color management (including color profiles or gamma) your are not able to create something else than sRGB.

 

So save as PNG. Your printer should be able to figure out that the file contains sRGB.

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Those are both RGB. Well, TIFF might support other color spaces, I don't know, but if you're saving it with Paint.NET it's RGB.

I thought I was missing something. I never really use those formats.

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Paint.NET works in the RGB colorspace so all your images have that as the base.  PS and others can work in the CYMK colorspace so images can be saved in that colorspace as well.

 

The difference is that RGB is a system designed primarily for monitors which are black to begin with.  As we add color information in increasing amounts the pixel(s) get brighter.

 

CYMK is the opposite.  It assumes a white background (i.e. paper) and adding colors (ink) makes the dots increasingly dark (black).

 

 

CYMK is favored by commercial printers and professional designers.  The reason is that the print colors are reproduced with more accuracy.

 

RGB suits images designed to be seen on a screen and not primarily intended to be printed (i.e. web graphics).  

 

 

There is no one-to-one conversion between the two systems.  That said, every commercial print house should have the facility to convert RGB into a usable print format.  The colors might not be 100% accurate - but they'll be pretty good.

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