ICC (.icc, .icm)

Background & Context

    • ICC color profile format.
    • Used by color management modules for color data translations.
    • Binary file format.
    • Stores color look-up tables, matrices, curves, and meta-information.
    • Can be embedded in file formats that contain raster images.
    • Developed by the International Color Consortium.


  • Import["file.icc"] imports an ICC file as a ColorProfileData object.
  • Import["file.icc",elem] imports the specified element from an ICC file.
  • The import format can be specified with Import["file","ICC"] or Import["file",{"ICC",elem,}].
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Import.
  • ImportString supports the ICC format.

Import Elements

  • General Import elements:
  • "Elements"list of elements and options available in this file
    "Rules"full list of rules for each element and option
    "Options"list of rules for options, properties, and settings
  • Data representation elements:
  • "ColorProfileData"color profile, given as a ColorProfileData object
  • Import by default uses the "ColorProfileData" element.


Basic Examples  (2)

Import a color profile:

Import a color profile and use it to convert an image to a device-dependent color space: