The International Color Consortium has issued a major revision of its specification, which are chiefly designed to eliminate ambiguities that have led to concerns about output consistency and interoperability of different profiles and color management modules.
Ambiguities in the previous version of the specification could, in some circumstances, allow producers of color profiles for specific devices to interpret the reference space differently. As a result, some color profiles from different vendors could be inconsistent, and some color management modules could interpret the same or similar profiles in different ways.
The new revision of the ICC spec was made available last December for a period of review and comment by interested parties, and was finalized by the ICC in early February.
The new spec, designated ICC.1:2001-12, Format for Color Profiles, is available for free download from the ICC web site, www.color.org.