Can I change the eye dropper tool at the bottom that adds a colour to the palette to CYMK ...... it always adds it as RGB.
In general, I think that when you add a color to a palette using the eyedropper, the color space it gets depends on what is being sampled.
If you're sampling the outline or uniform fill of a shape, for example, then it might be RGB, CMYK, Grayscale, some Spot color, etc. - whatever the color space is of the outline or fill being sampled.
If you've imported a CMYK bitmap into CorelDRAW, then sampling from it using the eyedropper gets CMYK colors.
If you are sampling from the desktop - i.e., outside of CorelDRAW - then I think you just get RGB.
In any case, after adding a color to a palette, that color in the palette can be edited. That editing can include changing it to a different color space. So, you could sample an RGB color, and then edit the color just added to the palette to make it CMYK (and to tweak it in other ways if you wish).
Thanks for your reply. ...... and your right I can change it to CYMK and the eye dropper reads it as that ......what I am trying to do is make a colour chart that I can print out on my mimaki printer and have the colour chart on my computer that I can grab the colour from and I know it will print the colour that is on the chart....... if that makes sense .....RGB colours on my mimaki are way out .....I cannot get my head around colour profiles ...lol.....there are so many listed on machine .....I use one that is a good print out .
I use the colour chart I have printed to check or match up colours....may sound daft but it works .
My Mimaki JV33 and RasterLink RIP seems to ignore embedded profiles, so I have added the two I use (FOGRA39 and Adobe RGB) to RasterLink and use them when printing.Then I use an output profile that I have found to work reliably on most materials instead of using specific profiles for each material (do have a few specific though, for specials).Even though I may had been able to achieve slightly better result sometimes, I prefer to keep the different parameters that can affect the output to a minimum.Maybe not "the right way" to do it but it works fine for me.And, I also have a printed color chart for comparison.
Thanks for the reply Ronny...... I to have a JV33 160 with rasterlink 6+....... but I have no idea about the profiles to be honest.....there are loads there but only use one which a very good mimaki service guy set up for me and said its a good generic one to use so have stuck with it....... if you talk to some of the guys at trade shows most don't have a clue about them either.. .but its nice to know that you have done the same and printed out a colour chart.....all I know is that if a client picks that colour I know the printer will print it.