I need to see some areas of my photos into CMYK color model. I could manage to see it only in sRGB in Info Panel.

Could you share a way of doing this into Lightroom? May be any plugin will do what I want.

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    Do you have specific CMYK profile which you would like to use ? Jan 23 '17 at 20:28
  • No. Any profile will be just fine.
    – joro
    Jan 24 '17 at 10:34

As far as I know LR do not support CMYK colourspace. So (again) IMHO this is job for PS (as far as I know GIMP do not have good CMYK support)

Please check this thread from adobe forums

Lr does not convert to CMYK. In fact it doesn't even display CMYK profiles.
You can convert to CMYK in Photoshop.
  • Exporting as CMYK is not what OP asks for. Jan 24 '17 at 18:08

The feature you are talking about is soft proofing - a program simulates the output of a media with smaller gamut than the display has.

And it is present in Lightroom:

Once your color profile of choice is within LR, it’s time to use Soft Proofing. Hit ’S’ while within the Develop Module and you’ll see the background behind your image turn white, and the Histogram menu title will change to Soft Proofing, showing the histogram and SP menu below. https://www.slrlounge.com/soft-proofing-lightroom-adobe/


With Soft Proofing enabled, the first time that you make a change to your image, Lightroom presents a dialog asking if you want to “Create virtual copy for soft proofing?” If you choose “Create Proof Copy”, Lightroom automatically creates a virtual copy allowing you to preserve your previous settings (in the master file), and create a new rendition (or version) tailored to the specific soft proofing options that you choose. If you choose “Make this the Proof” Lightroom will make the changes on the master file. Because everything that you do in Lightroom is nondestructive, if you ever choose “Make this the Proof” and then want to undo the changes, in the Develop Module, select Setting > Proof and disable it. http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2014/04/proof-copy-for-soft-proofing-in-lightroom.html


And of course you will find more detailed description in the Lightroom manual: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/lightroom_reference.pdf (use contents and index to find description of soft proofing)


You currently can't do it with native tools if you use Lightroom version 2015.5/6.6 or newer. The option for a CMYK soft proofing was there up until a point, but Adobe removed it due to some reasons. We are still waiting for them to bring it back.

See https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lr-2015-6-cmyk-profiles-can-no-longer-be-selected-for-soft-proofing

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