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Standards that refer to ICC profiles

The ICC profile specification, ISO15076, is widely referred to in other standards. The International and de-facto standards listed below are known to make reference to ICC profiles.

Most image file format specifications and standards allow embedding of ICC profiles. Details of embedding requirements are identified at http://www.color.org/profile_embedding.html (where provided in the standard or specification) or (where not so provided) in Annex B of the ICC specification.

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International Standards

ISO/IEC 10918-1 Coding of still pictures - JPEG
ISO 12234-4 Photography - Electronic still-picture imaging - Part 4: Exchangeable image file format (Exif 2.2)
ISO 12234-4 Photography - Electronic still-picture imaging - Part 4: Exchangeable image file format (Exif 2.2)
ISO 12234-4 Photography - Electronic still-picture imaging - Part 4: Exchangeable image file format (Exif 2.2)
ISO 12639 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange - Tag image file format for image technology (TIFF/IT)
ISO 12234-4 Photography - Electronic still-picture imaging - Part 4: Exchangeable image file format (Exif 2.2)
ISO 12647-1 Graphic Technology - Process control for the production of halftone colour separations, proof and production prints - Part 1: Parameters and measurement methods
ISO 12234-4 Photography - Electronic still-picture imaging - Part 4: Exchangeable image file format (Exif 2.2)
ISO 12647-2: Graphic Technology - Process control for the production of halftone colour separations, proof and production prints - Part 2: Offset processes
ISO 12647-3 Graphic technology - Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proofs and production prints - Part 3: Coldset offset lithography on newsprint
ISO 12647-3 Graphic technology - Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints - Part 4: Publication gravure printing
ISO 12647-6 Graphic technology - Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints - Part 6: Flexographic printing
ISO 12647-7 Graphic technology - Process control for the production of half-tone colour separations, proof and production prints - Part 7: Proofing processes working directly from digital data
ISO/IEC 15948 Portable Network Graphics file format
ISO/IEC15444 Coding of still pictures - JPEG2000
ISO/IEC 15444-2 Information technology - JPEG 2000 image coding system: Extensions
ISO 15930-1 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange - Use of PDF. Part 1: Complete exchange using CMYK data (PDF/X-1 and PDF/X-1a)
ISO 15930-3 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange - Use of PDF. Part 3: Complete exchange suitable for colour managed workflows (PDF/X-3)
ISO 15930-4 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange using PDF - Part 4: Complete exchange of CMYK and spot colour printing data using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-1a)
ISO 15930-5 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange using PDF - Part 5: Partial exchange of printing data using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-2)
ISO 15930-6 Graphic technology - Prepress digital data exchange using PDF - Part 6: Complete exchange of printing data suitable for colour-managed workflows using PDF 1.4 (PDF/X-3)
ISO 22028-1 Photography and Graphic Technology - Extended colour encodings for digital image storage, manipulation and interchange - Part 1: Architecture and requirements

 

De-facto standards

PICT standard specifications (file format published by Apple Computer Inc.)
Postscript Language (EPS file format published by Adobe Systems Inc.)
Digital Negative (DNG file format published by Adobe Systems Inc.)
PDF Page Description format (file format published by Adobe Systems Inc.)
JDF v1.3 (Job Definition format published by the CIP4 consortium available from www.cip4.org)
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) version 1.1 (file format defined by W3C available from www.w3.org/TR/SVG)
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) (file format defined by W3C available from www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work). The CSS3 Color Module specification is available from www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/

 

Work in progress

ECMA TC46 - XML Paper Specification (XPS)
For details see www.ecma-international.org/memento/TC46.htm