10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2006 8:18 PM by Newsgroup_User

    CMYK to RGB

    ash_designman
      Hi I have verious images that are in CMYK and need to be converted to RGB. Does anyone know how to do this within fireworks?
        • 1. Re: CMYK to RGB
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          ash_designman wrote:
          > Hi I have verious images that are in CMYK and need to be converted to
          > RGB. Does anyone know how to do this within fireworks?


          All you have to do is open them in Fireworks for them to be converted.

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          • 2. Re: CMYK to RGB
            ash_designman Level 1
            The colours though are rubish when you do that.
            • 3. Re: CMYK to RGB
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              ash_designman wrote:
              > The colours though are rubish when you do that.

              Convert them to RGB in whichever program you created them in.


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              • 4. Re: CMYK to RGB
                ash_designman Level 1
                I know that, but it doesn't really help when you are given the images and I was interested in looking to use fireworks and not have to use a 3rd party bit of software.
                • 5. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                  ash_designman wrote:
                  > The colours though are rubish when you do that.

                  Fireworks is a screen graphics creation application only. It doesn't
                  handle the print based CMYK color space and will indeed shift colors
                  wrong most of the time. Use Photoshop or another app that handles CMYK
                  for the conversion.

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                  • 6. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                    We were considering Fireworks for field sales people to build spec ads...
                    but our ads have to go to the printer as CMYK.

                    Can we open their Fireworks files in one of the Adobe products
                    (Illustrator... hopefully as I am assuming Fireworks files are vector
                    based.) and then convert them to CMYK? Would we have to "adjust" colors in
                    that case or do they convert and remain true?

                    Can't afford Photoshop & Illustrator for all the sales force so were hoping
                    to use Fireorks but maybe the CMYK is a deal killer... true?

                    thanks for any help.


                    "Stéphane Bergeron" <news@webfocusdesign.com> wrote in message
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                    > ash_designman wrote:
                    >> The colours though are rubish when you do that.
                    >
                    > Fireworks is a screen graphics creation application only. It doesn't
                    > handle the print based CMYK color space and will indeed shift colors wrong
                    > most of the time. Use Photoshop or another app that handles CMYK for the
                    > conversion.
                    >
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                    • 7. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                      tmb wrote:

                      > Can't afford Photoshop & Illustrator for all the sales force so were hoping
                      > to use Fireorks but maybe the CMYK is a deal killer... true?

                      How about Photoshop elements?

                      http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/

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                      • 8. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                        Linda,

                        We like to build our ads in a Vector program as I understand that small text
                        prints more crisply when it is vector text... as opposed to bitmap text.

                        As I understand it Elements is a bitmap program like Photoshop.

                        Normally we edit our photo's in the bitmap edtiror then paste them into a
                        vector program like Illustrator to add text, fills, borders, etc... then PDF
                        before sending to the print shop.

                        Am I wrong about Elements?

                        Is there an Illustrator Lite that we could use with Photoshop Elements?

                        thanks for any help.

                        "Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert**" <lightly@sc.rr.com> wrote in
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                        > tmb wrote:
                        >
                        >> Can't afford Photoshop & Illustrator for all the sales force so were
                        >> hoping to use Fireorks but maybe the CMYK is a deal killer... true?
                        >
                        > How about Photoshop elements?
                        >
                        > http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/
                        >
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                        • 9. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                          tmb wrote:
                          > Linda,
                          >
                          > We like to build our ads in a Vector program as I understand that small text
                          > prints more crisply when it is vector text... as opposed to bitmap text.

                          In Photoshop, you convert the text to shapes. I don't know if that
                          option is available in Photoshop Elements.

                          > Is there an Illustrator Lite that we could use with Photoshop Elements?

                          Here's a free program one called Draw Plus

                          http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/DrawPlus/key_features.asp


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                          • 10. Re: CMYK to RGB
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                            Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                            > tmb wrote:
                            >
                            >> Can't afford Photoshop & Illustrator for all the sales force so were
                            >> hoping to use Fireorks but maybe the CMYK is a deal killer... true?
                            >
                            > How about Photoshop elements?
                            >
                            > http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/
                            >
                            I don't believe Elements supports CMYK either . . .

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