Elementss 11 and 12 inability to process CMYK limits choice of printers.

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Will adobe elements 11 and 12 ever be updated to process photos in CMYK as well as or in lieu of RGB? My EPSON Stylus Photo RX680 Series printer operates in CMYK and I now have elements 11 and 12 programs that are of little use to me as I can not print the RGB scheme.When purchasing elements 111 and 12 I was unaware that these programs would only process in RGB, gray scale and black and white.

I used to work with a photoshop 6 or 7 -dont remember which but it transefrred between CMYK and RGB. It has the ability to select between RGB and CMYK. I ASSUMED Elements 11 and 12 would also.
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Your printer driver speaks only Gray and RGB. The inks used are always CMYK (possibly plus some others), but the APIs used to communicate with the printer are designed to only work with grayscale and RGB data.

Only presses that require separations, and higher-end PostScript printer need, or can even use, CMYK data as input.

Your current printer can print just fine with RGB images, and would actually do much worse if you tried to send it CMYK data (because Photoshop or the OS would have to convert it back to RGB first).
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Thanks for your assistance. I did some further investigation and discovered that I still had the 32 bit printer driver installed.I have now installed the 64 bit printer-driver and will see if the redish tint on my photos goes away. DUH !Thanks agin for your assistance.