How to Photoshop Convert to RGB

How to Convert Image to RGB Mode in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop offers many interesting & useful features to edit photos. Professional photographers utilize this software to edit their captured images. If you too want your pictures to have a professional touch, then editing them in Photoshop is the best choice. You can download Adobe Photoshop and use it for free for a week. After that, you need to pay US $ 19.99 per month to continue using its services. Today, we will discuss how to Photoshop convert image to RGB color mode to edit. Also read How to Convert Image to Grayscale Paint.. Also read How to Convert Image to Grayscale Paint..

How to Convert Image to RGB Mode in Photoshop

How to Convert Image to RGB Mode using Adobe Photoshop

While editing an image in Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop convert to RGB is one of the simplest things to do. Here, you get only three color modes to edit an image. They are RGB, CMYK & Grayscale. Pictures that are to be published online are edited using RGB and photos that are for print are edited using CMYK. It makes your image bright and attractive. This mode utilizes the RGB model, selecting an intensity value for every pixel. In 8 bits per channel picture, the intensity values vary from 0 to 255 for each RGB (green, blue, red) segment in a color image.

Note: Here, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 is used to illustrate the required steps.

Method 1: Use Adobe Photoshop App Settings

RGB images look great on digital media and websites. So, here are the steps to convert image to RGB color mode to edit these:

1. Launch Adobe Photoshop app on Windows Desktop.

Launch Photoshop on desktop | How to Photoshop Convert to RGB

2. Click on File at the top left corner of the screen.

Click on File at the top left corner of the screen

3. Next, click on Open, shown highlighted.

click on Open How to Convert Image to RGB Mode using Adobe Photoshop

4. Now, select the picture you want to convert to RGB and click Open.

Now, select the picture you want to covert and click Open.

5. Once the picture opens in photoshop, click on Image in the top menu.

Once, the picture opens in photoshop, click on Image in the top menu

6. Select Mode > RGB Color as depicted below.

Select Mode menu and click on RGB Color option from the sub menu. How to Photoshop Convert to RGB

Note: You might see an on-screen prompt from Adobe Photoshop. Click on Flatten button to continue. 

7. Next, go to File and click on Save As option from the list.

Next, go to File. Choose Save As option from the list.

8. Now, choose File type (e.g. PNG,JPG, JPEG etc.) from Save as type drop-down menu. Rename the file if needed.

choose Save as type from the drop down menu and rename the file if you want

9. Lastly, click on Save.

Click on Save.

Now, your CMYK mode image is successfully converted into RGB mode.

Also Read: How to Fix Scratch Disks Are Full Error in Photoshop

Method 2: Use CMYK to RGB Shortcut Keys

While editing a picture in Photoshop, it is tiresome to navigate to menus and options. So, using shortcut keys in Photoshop saves your time. Fortunately, there are shortcut keys to convert CMYK to RGB mode and vice-versa.

Method 2A: For Windows PC

If you are using Photoshop on Windows laptop/desktop, then follow the steps listed below:

1. Click on File > Open, shown highlighted.

click on Open How to Convert Image to RGB Mode using Adobe Photoshop

2. Select the picture you want to convert to RGB and click Open.

Now, select the picture you want to covert and click Open.

3. Once the CMYK Mode Image opens in Adobe Photoshop, press Alt + I + M + R keys simultaneously. This is Photoshop CMYK to RGB shortcut key.

Open CMYK mode image using the steps given above. How to Convert Image to RGB Mode using Adobe Photoshop

Now, your CMYK mode image will change into an RGB mode image.

Note: To convert an image from RGB mode to CMYK mode, press Alt + I + M + C keys together.

Also Read: How to Convert PNG to JPG without Losing Quality

Method 2B: For MacOS

If you are using Photoshop on Mac, then follow the given steps:

1. Open CMYK mode image on your Mac.

2. Press Option + I + M + R keys Photoshop shortcut to convert CMYK to RGB mode.

Note To convert RGB mode to CMYK mode, press Option + I + M + C keys together.

Pro Tip: Check if the image has converted or not by repeating steps 5 & 6 of Method 1 and see if the option RGB color is ticked or not.

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We hope that this guide on how to Photoshop convert to RGB color mode was helpful. Let us know which method worked for you best. If you have any queries or, suggestions then feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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