RGB to CMYK Conversion

This RGB to CMYK converter utilises complex mathematical formulas to obtain best results in approximations for additive color, namely, RGB color conversion to subtractive color CMYK.

RGB to CMYK color conversionRGB to CMYK color converter tackles the same issue as we desribed in HEX to CMYK converter page. There is a key difference between RGB color and CMYK color. That difference is the way each color is formed and coded.

Additive color (RGB) is a property of light that means it can be seen when the light is added together.

Subtractive color (CMYK) is a property of light that means it can be seen when the light is subtracted from an object.

The RGB or Red, Green, Blue model is additive because it’s based on adding different amounts of red, green and blue to produce all other colors. The CMYK or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black model is subtractive because adding these colors together produces black. This creates a coherent boundary, but this conversion tool is designed to overcome overcome this problem and effectively translate any RGB color code (a triplet of 0-255 values) to adequate CMYK color presets.

You can also convert CMYK to RGB colors using one of our color conversion tools.

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