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RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED

On Sat, 7 Jul 2001 11:27:01 +0100  Jawed Ashraf 
(Jawed@cupidity.force9.co.uk) wrote:

> CMYK->LAB->CMYK isn't innocuous as far as I know, but that's mostly to 
> do
> with the fact that CMYK is "broken" isn't it (any conversion to CMYK is
> going to "lose" quality)?  If someone has a source of detailed info on 
> this,
> I'd be fascinated to read some more.

It is just that CMYK has a smaller gamut than RGB spaces. Like pouring a 
quart into a pint pot, if you pour it back again you can't reclaim the 
surplus. The RGB values will be a subset of the original RGB values, just 
the colours which fitted inside CMYK.


Tony Sleep
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