Converting .xcf file into .tif file

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Converting .xcf file into .tif file

Post by Soccer2750 » 2018-01-11T08:41:14-07:00

Hi, I am very new to ImageMagick and trying to find a program to convert my .xcf files from GIMP into .tif files . I am also trying to convert the colors for RGB into CMYK. Can ImageMagick do this and how would it work? Thanks.

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Re: Converting .xcf file into .tif file

Post by fmw42 » 2018-01-11T10:50:31-07:00

Yes, Imagemagick can convert rgb xcf to cmyk tif. You can do it with -colorspace or with profiles. Profiles are better.

Without profiles:

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convert lena.xcf -alpha off -colorspace CMYK lena_xcf1.tif
If the xcf image does not have an RGB profile then

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convert lena.xcf -alpha off -profile /Users/fred/images/profiles/sRGB.icc -profile /Users/fred/images/profiles/USWebCoatedSWOP.icc lena_xcf2.tif
If it does have an RGB profile, then

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convert lena.xcf -alpha off -profile /Users/fred/images/profiles/USWebCoatedSWOP.icc lena_xcf3.tif
I have added -alpha off, since when I created the xcf file, GIMP automatically added a fully opaque alpha channel, then does nothing but increase the file size.

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