7. ICC Profiles, Color Appearance Modeling, and the Microsoft Windows Color System

  1. Phil Green MSc, PhD Reader member

Published Online: 11 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch7

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

How to Cite

Green, P. (ed) (2010) ICC Profiles, Color Appearance Modeling, and the Microsoft Windows Color System, in Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch7

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:

  • CIECAM02;
  • color appearance model;
  • International Color Consortium (ICC);
  • Microsoft Windows Color System (WCS)

Summary

A number of color management users have asked about the impact of the Microsoft Windows Color System (WCS) on color management workflows. This chapter attempts to provide some background on WCS and the associated color appearance-based transforms, and compares them to the International Color Consortium (ICC) color management architecture. WCS uses the CIECAM02 color appearance model, and run-time color rendering, in which the color transforms to be applied to source files are determined after the output devices are known. The idea of run-time color rendering is that the complete color transformation is constructed at run-time, and that the complete transform is specific to the imaging conditions required at that time. The key ICC objective of continuously improving interoperability across open systems motivates against changing the profile format encoding, particularly given that numerous editing and inspection tools that work with the current format are readily available.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

colour model; image colour analysis