File Extension

ICM File Format

Image Color Matching profile

ICM is a file extension for an Image Color Matching profile file format used by Windows 95 and other operating systems.

An ICM file contains a color system profile for a particular application or device such as a color printer or scanner. This profile is matched to a common profile that in turn can be mapped to other devices’ individual profiles. This allows the color system used by one computer device to match the colors used by other applications and devices on the same or other computer platforms. A profile commonly adopted by some programs and devices is the Kodak Professional Color System profile.

Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe are among the manufacturers who adhere to the ICC's color profiling system.

 

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This was last updated in August 2010
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