CMYK to LAB(cielab) Converter - Color Space Converter

CMYK color space introduction

Also known as the CMYK color space.There are 4 channels in total, cyan,commonly referred to as c,range from 0 to 100.magenta,commonly referred to as m,range from 0 to 100.yellow,commonly referred to as y,range from 0 to,commonly referred to as k,range from 0 to 100.
Source: CMYK is derived from the process of color printing. It's the result of the subtractive process, meaning the colors on the original white paper are achieved by subtracting certain colors from white.
Primary name: CMYK, full name being Cyan Magenta Yellow Key, where 'Key' typically refers to Black.
Usage: CMYK is mainly used for color printing, such as in magazines, brochures, posters, etc. It's also employed in graphic design related to printing.
Additionally, it's important to note that CMYK cannot represent all the colors in the RGB color space, especially those very bright ones. This is called a 'color gamut', and different color spaces have different gamuts. Furthermore, Black (K) is introduced in CMYK because pure CMY color mixing typically cannot produce a true black, but rather a deep brown.

LAB(cielab) color space introduction

Also known as the LAB(cielab) color space.There are 3 channels in total,lightness,range from 0 to 100.a,range from -100 to 100.b,range from -100 to 100.
Defined by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) in 1976, as an improvement and extension of the CIE XYZ color space, designed to be a closer approximation to human visual non-linearity.
Commonly known as CIELAB color space, abbreviated as L*a*b* or Lab.
Lab colors are typically represented by three coordinates: L* for lightness, a* for green to red chromaticity, and b* for blue to yellow chromaticity. They can be algorithmically converted to other color spaces for display or printing on different devices.
The Lab color space is extensively used in color measurement and management, particularly important in fields requiring precise color matching and assessment such as digital printing, photography, image analysis, and industrial color testing.
The advantage of the Lab color space lies in its device independence, allowing for consistent and accurate color conversion across different devices and software.

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