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cmyk photos

Jul 19, 2012 8:18 AM

I use photoshop elements on the mac. I will be color correcting photos for a project and must convert to CMYK format. Elements does not have a CMYK option for photos. Can I purchase an upgrade of Photshop Elements, or do I need to upgrade to full Photoshop?

 
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:18 AM   in reply to annemparker

    There is a Photoshop Elements Forum.

    http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:30 AM   in reply to annemparker

    I don't think Elements has an upgrade to allow CMYK editing.

    You could "rent" Photoshop for a month, or download the 30 day trail for free.

    And, BTW, why do you need to convert to CMYK?

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:31 AM   in reply to charles badland

    And, BTW, why do you need to convert to CMYK?

    Good question.

    And which CMYK space?

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:57 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    "And, BTW, why do you need to convert to CMYK?"

     

    My main commercial client likes their imagery in CMYK, so I sell them that using PS's default US SWOP color space. I outline this default in my scope of work and everything works out just fine...

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:04 AM   in reply to TLL...

    The OP’s wording

    must convert to CMYK format.

    seems a bit suspicious, though.

    In my opinion it is better to deliver RGB images instead of images in the wrong CMYK space.

    Edit: Profiled RGB images that is, naturally.

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:21 AM   in reply to c.pfaffenbichler

    Yep.

    My experience is that the main reason a client (publisher) wants a image in CMYK is so the artist/photographer can see prior to publishing all their beautifully subtle shades of green die. And not blame the publisher for "ruining" the image.

     

    And, for whatever reason, there are still some sadly mistaken people that think you need to convert an RGB file to CMYK before printing to an inkjet printer.

     

    sigh....

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 12:43 PM   in reply to charles badland

    Google "CMYK conversion app" for free stuff.  Why don't OPs ever use google?

     
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:15 PM   in reply to Lundberg02

    You could just as well ask why so many threads where the original question has been answered aren’t marked as answered.

     
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    Jul 21, 2012 5:03 PM   in reply to annemparker

    OP = Original Poster

     
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