International Color Consortium (ICC)

The International Color Consortium was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors for the purpose of creating, promoting, and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The outcome of this co-operation was the development of the ICC profile specification.

The ICC specification is now widely used and has been specified in many international and other de-facto standards. It has been published as an International Standard, ISO 15076-1.

ICC has also developed a next-generation color management profile format and architecture known as iccMAX. This new specification adds extra functionality such as support for spectral data and the ability to use different profile connection spaces. iccMAX has been published as an International, ISO 20677.