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  1. #1
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    Default little upset about CMYK

    It great that xara can export CMYK and Pantone colors but
    anytime you import a tif that has a color profile it is immediately turned back into RGB?
    Why is that? Why make export work but import does not?
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    Default Re: little upset about CMYK

    xara natively works in RGB... it does not do CMYK internally... so it is only right and proper to convert to RGB...

    Personally.. I will suffer with RBG, for speed... if I can get a CMYK output...
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    Default Re: little upset about CMYK

    RGB is the native colour space for monitors. Adobe and Corel programs work internally with RGB.
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    Default Re: little upset about CMYK

    This is correct. CMYK and PANTONE are used for output colours for colour matching mostly in the print industry.

    Xara has a CMYK emulation mode to visually simulate how your output will look when 'printed' using the CMYK colour model.

    RGB is the colour space mixing system for 'light' (monitors, scanners etc)
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    Default Re: little upset about CMYK

    thank you guys, although photoshop simulates cmyk colors on screen, yet if I was to compare the colors I see in xara using simulate print colors with photoshop cmyk mode is totally different even if they use the same color profile.

    I tend to trust what I see in photoshop more than xara and that is why I was a little annoyed at xara.

    Even pdf exports from xara are not the same colors compared to adobe pdf exports used at the same settings and same color profile.
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    Default Re: little upset about CMYK

    Have you tried the commercial print setting? There is a noticed color shift in that mode compared to the other PDF modes. Have not done a color by color comparsion tho... Try it you might like it...
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