Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Gimp and CMYK

Reading an post about CMYK support on Gimp is fascinating. For years, GIMP is my image editor of choice in completion of Krita for web publishing, photography and desktop publishing. The CMYK support debate shows how many designers forgot they mostly work screen in RGB and CMYK is mainly for printing. Because of the different process of ink, there is no guarantee the colours from CMYK will be the same on every printers.
Thankfully, majority of printing computer requires RGB file to avoid headache.

4 comments:

Osqui said...

What I don't understand why Gimp programmers doesn't want to include CMYK in Gimp. There have been a great debate through the years and they haven't changed their original rejection from then. I can't understand.

Luya Tshimbalanga said...

Click on the link I posted on the blog. According to one of Gimp developers, CMYK debate is all about setup. The GEGL will recognize the CMYK file using a different method like node to preserve in non-destructive way. We will have to wait for 3.0 version verify the claim.

Osqui said...

Link is written in 2009...

Here (http://wiki.gimp.org/index.php/Roadmap) you can read that CMYK support is "low priority"

Luya Tshimbalanga said...

Thank you for the information. From the mail list published on December 2011: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gegl-developer-list/2011-December/msg00000.html