I'm a photographer and I recently shot a food cook book. We did over 100+ shots. The client asked me for CYMK files with a specific colour profile. We processed them as CYMK and my assistant spent a day or two doing colour adjustments and retouching bits and bobs on PS. I ended up paying for this out of my pocket as I don't like what they in house retouchers do to my colours.
Now the book has gone to repro and now they have decided that actually they need RGB files. They also won't say why despite me asking several times. Its the art director asking me on behalf of repro, so I don't think she knows why and just won't find out. I cannot fathom why this would be?
I'm planning to use the finished CYMK files & change the colour space to RGB in photoshop. I can't see any visible difference to the eye, my monitor is calibrated and they look great to me.
It all seems totally pointless as they will be converted back to the original profile & printed in CYMK anyway... Heavens knows why they asked for CYMK in the first place.
Do you think this will be okay and would the client be able to tell them that they have been converted back?
Any advice would be much appreciated.