The current iccMAX specification was approved by the ICC on 2 November 2017. The previous version was published in July 2016, after extensive development and testing of preliminary versions.
Specification ICC.2:2017 (iccMAX) Image technology colour management - Extensions to architecture, profile format, and data structure
This document is being discussed by ISO TC130 for approval as ISO 20677-1. The ISO document is the responsibility of ISO TC 130 Joint Working Group 7, together with ICC.
The ISO specification will be based on the current ICC version, but will also incorporate editorial input from the ISO TC130 working group and ISO editor.
v4 ICC Specification
This version is technically identical to ISO 15076-1:2010, which is available from ISO. This is the most widely used version, first published in 2001.
Approved revisions to the v4 specification since ICC.1:2010-12
|25 Feb 2010||Dictionary Type and Metadata TAG Definition|
ICC Specification in other languages
|Japanese||JIS X 9207: 2012||JSA Web Store (search for document X9207)|
|Translation of ISO 15076-1:2010|
Previous ICC Profile Specification
ICC also recognizes the validity of ICC profiles with the version corresponding to the immediate previous major revision. The current major revision is v4. The immediate previous major revision is v2. The specification for v2 ICC profiles is:
Specification ICC.1:2001-04, File Format for Color Profiles
Developers should implement according to the latest specification for the major version (v2 or v4) they intend to support. Reasons for using v4 are described here, and current ICC recommendations for making v2 profiles can be found here.
Past ICC Profile Specifications
These past versions of the ICC Specification are listed here for the convenience of the standards community, since other ANSI and ISO standards may reference these versions of the ICC specification. These past versions should not be used in future references or for new implementations.
V2 versions superceded by Specification ICC.1:2001-04:
Copies of these past specifications are available on request