Convert Xyz to Cmyk

Enter values for an Xyz to convert it to Cmyk, or vice versa.

Xyz
0 to 1
0 to 1
0 to 1
Cmyk
0 to 1
0 to 1
0 to 1
0 to 1
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Xyz

Xyz is an additive color space based on how the eye intereprets stimulus from light. Unlike other additive rgb like Rgb, Xyz is a purely mathmatical space and the primary components are "imaginary", meaning you can't create the represented color in the physical by shining any sort of lights representing x, y, and z. It's complicated to explain in a nutshell, so read more about it here:

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Cmyk

Cmyk is similar to the Cmy color space, with the addition of black (k). In theory the black component is not necessary, however this color space is primarily used in color printing where the mixture of cyan, magenta, and yellow result in a brown color rather than black.

We'll be adding support for ICC profiles to this page soon, but it's already available on our color converter page.

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All calculations were doing using the open source ColorMine library.

The code used for the Xyz and Cmyk conversions can be found on Github:

Conversion Example:

var xyz = new Xyz();
var cmyk = xyz.To<Cmyk>();

Color conversions performed using the open source ColorMine library.

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