3. The Role of ICC Profiles in a Color Reproduction System

  1. Phil Green MSc, PhD Reader member

Published Online: 11 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch3

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

How to Cite

Green, P. (ed) (2010) The Role of ICC Profiles in a Color Reproduction System, in Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch3

Editor Information

  1. London College of Communication, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Kriss

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058251

Online ISBN: 9780470688106

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Keywords:

  • color reproduction system;
  • colorimetric rendering;
  • device calibration;
  • International Color Consortium (ICC) Profiles

Summary

The International Color Consortium (ICC) sees its main role as providing an open method to describe the color for each pixel of an image that needs to be matched, and a procedure for achieving that match. The basic way in which ICC profiles are typically used to achieve color reproduction is by combining a source profile with a destination profile to enable input data to be transformed to that required to give the required color on output. Each ICC profile is defined for a specific combination of device and media and as such, when used appropriately, should enable faithful reproduction of the colorimetry of the encoded image. ICC DeviceLink profiles provide a means to encapsulate a transform from one set of device values to another in a standard format. Device calibration requires measurement of control elements, and input of the resultant data, by the user; is an automatic procedure.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

calorimetry; rendering (computer graphics)