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ICC Specifications

Current Version of the ICC Specification
This version is technically identical ISO 15076-1:2010, which is available from ISO.

Specification ICC.1:2010-12 (Profile version Image technology colour management - Architecture, profile format, and data structure

The current specification should be read in conjunction with the current Errata list to ICC.1:2010-12. This list of errata is updated when errors in the specification are notified to the ICC Technical Secretary.


Approved revisions 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.


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.

    V4 versions superceded by ICC.1:2010-12:

  • ICC.1:2004-10
  • ICC.1:2004-10 Errata (Lists all changes made in the publication of ISO 15076:2005)
  • Specification ICC.1:2004-04 - Image technology colour management - Architecture, profile format, and data structure
  • Specification ICC.1:2003-09, File Format for Color Profiles (Version 4.1.0)
  • SpecificationICC.1:2001-12,File Format for Color Profiles (Version 4.0.0)
  • V2 versions superceded by Specification ICC.1:2001-04:

  • Document ICC.1A:1999-04, Addendum 2 to Spec. ICC.1:1998-09
  • Spec ICC.1:1998-09, File Format for Color Profiles
  • Version 3.4 - August 15, 1997
  • Version 3.3 - November 11, 1996
  • Version 3.2 - November 20, 1995
  • Version 3.01 - May 8, 1995
  • Version 3.0 - June 10, 1994

Copies of these past specifications are available on request