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Just a simple question;

 

As far as I know it's recommended to use YMCK for printing purposes, and GB for web and mobile purposes right?
• But... can anyone explain why YMCK isn't recommended for web/mobile and vice versa?
I know CYMK has a wider color range, but in case I only use basic black/white/red would it really matter whether I use YMCK/RGB??

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4 minutes ago, Prodigy said:


I know CYMK has a wider color range, but in case I only use basic black/white/red would it really matter whether I use YMCK/RGB??

 

It is the other way round. RGB has a wider range than CMYK.

 

Websites and mobiles cant display CMYK. They would have to convert it.

 

 

Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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Just now, Prodigy said:

I know CYMK has a wider color range [than RGB]

 

As @toltec has pointed out, it's actually the other way around: RGB has a (much) wider 'gamut' than CMYK. If you convert from RGB to CMYK, the loss of bright oranges and greens is particularly noticeable.

 

RGB is an additive colour model, making use of emitted light. CMYK is a subtractive model, where the colours you see depend on the light that is reflected instead of being absorbed.

 

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