Convert Lab to Cmy

Enter values for an Lab to convert it to Cmy, or vice versa.

CIE-L*ab
0 to 100
-128 to 128
-128 to 128
Cmy
0 to 1
0 to 1
0 to 1
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Lab

Cie-L*ab is defined by lightness and the color-opponent dimensions a and b, which are based on the compressed Xyz color space coordinates. Lab is particularly notable for it's use in delta-e calculations. Read more about it here.

Cmy

Cmy is frequenty associated with color printing, and it's determined by the relation of colors cyan, magenta and yellow. Unlike Rgb, cmy is subtractive, meaning that higher values are associated with darker colors rather than light.

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All calculations were doing using the open source ColorMine library.

The code used for the Lab and Cmy conversions can be found on Github:

Conversion Example:

var lab = new Lab();
var cmy = lab.To<Cmy>();

Color conversions performed using the open source ColorMine library.

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