Color shift when image is converted to CMYK

I’m working with a graphic designer to design a book cover for a self-published title of mine on Amazon. The purple in the cover image becomes dull when converted to the required CMYK.

Original Image
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This is what it looks like after being converted.

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The designer has adjusted the hue and saturation levels before the conversion to try to compensate but it’s not working. Does anyone have suggestions?


Yes, there is always a significant difference between RGB and CMYK whatever conversion you’re doing.

Yes, RGB tends to be significantly brighter and/or more saturated, than the converted CMYK equivalent.

No, the final print on paper will not look like any of the RGB and CMYK variations on-screen. The end product will also look slightly off.

No, the designer has nothing to do with this. It is the way it works.

That’s a good design. Once you get to your next books, you won’t even be thinking about this anymore 🙂

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