When you send photographs from your camera to the photo-lab to get some prints, it is OK to send them as JPEG files with the RGB color system that the camera assigns to them by default.
When you send a design, lets say for a brochure or a flyer, to a print shop, they specifically ask for CMYK. Why is it different for photo labs?
The designs for brochures, flyers, business cards, etc also contain pictures often. Is the process different for photo prints? Does the photo-lab makes the conversion from RGB to CMYK for you, while print-shops just want you to do it yourself? What I still do not understand is: For a flyer, If the printshop is asking for CMYK, then i will convert my pictures to CMYK. But in the conversion from RGB to CMYK there will be some colors lost or not accurately matched. So no matter if I send my picture files in CMYK, My pics are doomed to lose their original look. Or is there a way to convert from a JPG RGB (which is what my camera produces) to CMYK without the risk to get pics coming out dark or dull or just different than the original?