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I do apologize if this has been asked before. I am new to Paint.net and what it can do. I am working on a project that MUST have photos in CMYK format. Last sentence from the producer is NO RGB allowed.

Can paint.NET make this conversion?

Like I said I'm extremely new and under a deadline so I haven't really explored everything that I could.

Thanks for the help...

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Not with anything in-house, however, using the Forum Search I did find this page of results:

http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/search.php?keywords=CMYK....

In particular, look for the plugin ;).

The keywords I used were simply 'CMYK'.

This should help facilitate your needs. Does this help?

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Oh right, I stand corrected then.

Would creating your piece first in RGB then converting be permitted by the project guidelines? If not, then I apologise for any false hopes I may have given.

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CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (black)) is a professional color mode. It's used for printing since most (all?) professional printers use layers of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to create the image. Now, in less professional printers, they translate the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) data into the usable CMYK form before printing, but the translation isn't perfect; there are some colors in each format that don't exist in the other.

CMYK support in PdN would require an entirely new color management algorithm. Besides, it's a very specialized need, and most people that need it would be able to afford a pro image software package.

 

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