5. Recent Developments in ICC Color Management

  1. Phil Green MSc, PhD Reader member

Published Online: 11 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch5

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

How to Cite

Green, P. (ed) (2010) Recent Developments in ICC Color Management, in Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch5

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



  • International Color Consortium (ICC) color management;
  • perceptual rendering


In an ICC color-managed workflow, profiles constructed according to the ICC profile format standard are used to transform between color encodings, as needed to produce the desired manifestations of an image as reproduced on displays and prints, and saved in digital files. The profile version is located within the profile header, together with information about the intended conditions of use of the profile. The ICC v4 major revision was necessary because it had become apparent that the v2 specification gave rise to a number of problems. The specification was restructured and informative material expanded and rewritten to improve the clarity of the document. A perceptual rendering is one where the goal is to produce a pleasing reproduction of an original on some destination output medium. The addition of multi-processing elements to the specification significantly extends the range of color processing models which are supported by the ICC architecture.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

colorimetry; image colour analysis; image texture