How to extract and examine ICC profiles

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DisplayCAL

Project
DisplayCAL
Website
https://displaycal.net/

User interface, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

DisplayCAL uses ArgyllCMS, it can show ICC profile details including curves and colorspace gamut. It also lets you export these as images or 3D HTML/VRML/X3D files which you can share and view in a web browser.

ArgyllCMS

Project
ArgyllCMS
Website
https://www.argyllcms.com/
Documentation (iccdump)
https://www.argyllcms.com/doc/iccdump.html
Documentation (extracticc)
https://www.argyllcms.com/doc/extracticc.html

Command-line, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

ArgyllCMS lets you extract ICC profiles from image files and dump the contents of ICC profiles as human-readable text.

  • Extract: extracticc photo.jpg profile.icc
  • Examine directly in an image: argyll-iccdump -s photo.jpg
  • Examine an ICC file: argyll-iccdump profile.icc

ICC Examin

Project
Oyranos
Website
http://www.oyranos.org/icc-examin/

User interface, for Linux and macOS.

ICC Examin can show you ICC profile details including visualizing it in 3D space.

colord

Project
colord
Website
https://www.freedesktop.org/software/colord/

System service, user interfaces are available. Linux.

colord can show you ICC profile details.

ExifTool

Project
ExifTool
Website
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Command-line, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

ExifTool lets you examine ICC profiles, regardless of whether they are embedded in an image or as stand-alone ".icc" files. It also lets you extract ICC profiles from images and embed them into images.

  • Extract: exiftool -icc_profile -b -w icc photo.jpg
  • Embed: exiftool "-icc_profile<=profile.icc" photo.jpg
  • Examine directly in an image: exiftool -icc_profile:* photo.jpg
  • Examine an ".icc" file: exiftool profile.icc

GIMP

Project
GIMP
Website
https://www.gimp.org/

User interface, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

  • Extract: Open the photo using GIMP 2.9, then click on "Image > Color Management > Save Color Profile to File".

ImageMagick

Project
ImageMagick
Website
https://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

Command-line, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

  • Extract: convert photo.jpg profile.icc

iccToXml

Project
IccXML
Website
https://sourceforge.net/projects/iccxml/

Command-line, Linux and Windows. Dead project.

iccToXml is part of the IccXML project. You can use it to convert an ICC profile to human-readable XML.

Convert: iccToXml profile.icc profile.xml

ICC Profile Inspector

Project
ICC Profile Inspector
Website
http://www.color.org/profileinspector.xalter

User interface, Windows only though runs in wine. Dead project.