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Affinity CMYK gives me the wrong colors

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Hello People,

I might overlook something. But I really can't see what I am doing wrong.

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On the top left, you can see what Color i would like to work with. I was choosing the color in RGB. Because i wanna use this color also for something to print, i wanted to make my color for CMYK. I used for that multiple online RGB to CMYK converters to be sure it's the right one. On the left of the picture, you can see a screenshot from one converter. (The Document was set to CMYK).

And now my problem. On the right is what color Affinity gives me when i use the CMYK color code. I also tried the CMYK colors in other programs, they all gave me the correct color which i want on the left. But not Affinity.

 

Is there something I'm overlooking?

Thanks in advance

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Hi Vendara,

Welcome to the forums :)

14 hours ago, vendara said:

And now my problem. On the right is what color Affinity gives me when i use the CMYK color code. 

Could you please confirm for me:

  • What Colour Format is your document?
  • What Colour Profile is your document using?
  • Have you changed any of the Colour profile settings within Affinity?
  • Do you have a custom ICC profile set against your monitor, through your OS?

Thanks in advance!

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Hello Dan, thank you for the fast answer :]

I didn't change anything about the colors first, so everything was default.

The Color Format is set to CMYK. Because of trying out and searching for Color Profiles, I ended up with "Uncoated FOGRA29". I did not change any Color Profile Settings in Affinity. And also no changes to the OS itself.

 

Kind regards

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This will never ever work. You simply can’t „convert“ RGB to CMYK and expect to obtain certain color values. The reason is described my first answer here:

Having said that, you’ll see that „converting" RGB to CMYK and vice versa will give you different values depending on the color profile you choose. This is the case, because CMYK respects many items you are not aware of: Color, paper weight and quality, printing speed, and, and, and.…

What goofy „tool" did you use in your first screenshot?

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