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change color to rgb | InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Hello all,

I have created a flyer in InDesign in CMYK color mode for printing. Now the flyer should also be available digitally. How can I change my InDesign document completely from CMYK to RGB?

 

Thanks in advance (:

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021
Export the file to PDF and choose Interactive PDF. If a PDF is the desired outcome. File>export and choose Interactive PDF If you just want an image use File>export and choose PNG and select the colour model on export. You can then make further colour/size/etc edits in Photoshop File>Export>PNG from the drop down list

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Export the file to PDF and choose Interactive PDF.

If a PDF is the desired outcome.

File>export and choose Interactive PDF

EugeneTyson_0-1625563062004.png

 

 

If you just want an image use File>export and choose PNG and select the colour model on export.

You can then make further colour/size/etc edits in Photoshop

File>Export>PNG from the drop down list

EugeneTyson_1-1625563093635.png

 

 

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Hi Eugene,

 

thanks for the quick respond! 

I already did the export to PDF (interactive) but when I open both (the cmyk-file AND the new exported PDF) there is no difference between the coloring. So that tells me that the export to rgb did'nt work. Am I right on this one?

 

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No - the interactive PDF should be all RGB.

If in doubt you can convert it in Acrobat Pro

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/color-conversion-ink-management-acrobat.html

 

But it should be fine.

 

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"I already did the export to PDF (interactive) but when I open both (the cmyk-file AND the new exported PDF) there is no difference between the coloring. So that tells me that the export to rgb did'nt work."

 

Why would you expect the PDF export to mess up the colours? All your CMYK colours can also be seen correctly on screen, and exporting will preserve that look.

 

Certainly going the other way can mess up colours, because you can design in RGB colours that cannot be printed in CMYK.

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You can also export a print PDF as all RGB by setting the Export>Output tab’s Destination to sRGB. If there is complex transparency that a browser can’t handle set the Compatibility to Acrobat 4. Something like this:

 

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