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AuthorSubject: Dig Camera: RGB and CMYK mode?   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Mark Tucker
Posted on Fri Aug 1, 2003 7:07 AM

Your Honor,

Would/could there be way for a digital camera company do devise a particular mode of shooting, where the camera would mimic the gamut of CMYK?

Say, for example, a journalist was in Baghdad shooting for Time, and his only goal or need in life was to shoot for an offset publication. And say he was shooting a 2Ds. Could that 2Ds be designed, similar to how the 1Ds has Matrix Modes, (1-5), where one of those Modes, instead of mimicing sRGB, was designed to mimic the gamut of CMYK? So that that journalist, when he transmitted, did not even have to worry about being out of gamut for his publication?

Or, even better. Say that where the 1Ds can be set up to shoot both a simultaneous RAW and a JPG. Could the 2Ds be set up to shoot an RGB and a CMYK simultaneously? You'd take the RGB for the web, or for your gallery print, but you'd take the CMYK for your offset publication.

Somehow, the camera would have some kind of internal tagging Action, where, when the file was opened in Photoshop, it would default automatically and open in CMYK file format?

I know you're laughing at me, but in the end, don't you think that this whole digital photography thing has WAY TOO MANY STEPS right now? From RAW to Adobe98 to CMYK, blah blah blah. For this all to work for the Masses, it's got to be streamlined and more automated. More invisible. I'd be looking for a setting on the camera that said "Offset", or "CMYK Mode", and then forget about it.

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If not that, what about this?

What if, say, SWOP, or some big Hitter in the CMYK world invented an "Adobe98RGB" for CMYK. Some UNIVERSAL STARTING SETTING for cmyk. Some setting that would not make a photographer have to call the client's prepress house for any numbers, (because we ALL know how realistic that is!) (None of us live in Andrew Rodney's world).

The Universal CMYK Mode would be a "middle man" between the gamut of Adobe98 and SWOP v2. It would be like Purgatory is to Hell; kind of a "stopping off place before it really goes to CMYK". If RGB had 5000 colors, and CMYK had 2500 colors, then UniversalCMYK would have 3500 colors.

In this workflow, a photographer could safely convert to UniversalCMYK without calling any client (at 10:30 at night). It would be a no-brainer. Down the line, when the prepress guy got the file, he would know he when he opened that UniversalCMYK file, that it had 3500 colors in it, and he would be instructed on how to further convert those 3500 colors into his OWN PARTICULAR brand of CMYK, whether it be sheetfed or webpress. He would know which of those 1000 colors to toss out.

So every prepress guy worth his salt would do a one-week Intensive on "How to Repurpose Files from UniveralCMYK to Your Custom CMYK"; (taught, of course, by Jeff Schewe).

Somehow, we've got to eliminate all these anal custom settings that force people to call each other. That is not a Real World Solution for The Masses. It must be push-button, do-it-and-ship-it.

-MT, http://marktucker.com/


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