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color for printing

New Here ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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When I insert a photo to discover its color in the Adobe color circle https://color.adobe.com/es/create/color-wheel, the CMYK settings provided do not match the color I see in the photo on my screen. Why is this happening and what color to trust?

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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These numbers on the Adobe Color site are not calcualted based on any CMYK standard print space.  

Do not use this method to choose CMYK colors.   Use the Color Picker in Photoshop.  Just make sure the correct color profile for the CMYK Working space in Color Settings.   

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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I found it hard to believe but it is true; despite Adobe's expertise, and reputation in the field of colour, they have a web site where the CMYK colours are made up, and useless! Just like all the other web sites that do this.

 

Be warned that CMYK is not generic; you NEED to start with the ICC profile for the output device or printer, otherwise the numbers will  be worse than useless. Generally it's better to stay in RGB for professional printing.

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