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Real World Color Management, Second Edition by Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy, Bruce Fraser

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Appendix A. Profile Anatomy

The ICC specification prescribes a format for various classes of what are generically referred to as ICC profiles. The intent of the format is to be both platform-independent and application-independent. Before the work of the ICC, profiles were either platform-specific or application-specific.

This appendix provides color geeks with more technical information about what various ICC profiles contain. Naturally it’s not a substitute for the ICC spec itself, which is available at www.color.org, the Web site of the International Color Consortium.

The specification is set to circulate as a Draft International Standard, with possible approval by the end of 2004 as ISO 15076. After approval it’s expected that the complete ...

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