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TIFICC(1) General Commands Manual TIFICC(1)


tificc - little cms ICC profile applier for TIFF.


tificc [options] input.tif output.tif


lcms is a standalone CMM engine, which deals with the color management. It implements a fast transformation between ICC profiles. tificc is a little cms ICC profile applier for TIFF.


Handle channels > 4 as alpha.
Black point compensation.
Precalculates transform (0=Off, 1=Normal, 2=Hi-res, 3=LoRes) [defaults to 1].
Observer adaptation state (abs.col. only), (0..1.0, float value) [defaults to 0.0].
Embed destination profile.
Marks out-of-gamut colors on softproof.
Show summary of options and examples (0=help, 1=Examples, 2=Built-in profiles, 3=Contact information)
Input profile (defaults to sRGB).
Ink-limiting in % (CMYK only), (0..400.0, float value) [default 400.0].
Transform by device-link profile.
SoftProof intent [defaults to 0].
Ignore embedded profile on input.
Output profile (defaults to sRGB).
Soft proof profile.
Save embedded profile as newprofile.
Rendering intent
0=Perceptual [default]
1=Relative colorimetric
3=Absolute colorimetric
10=Perceptual preserving black ink
11=Relative colorimetric preserving black ink
12=Saturation preserving black ink
13=Perceptual preserving black plane
14=Relative colorimetric preserving black plane
15=Saturation preserving black plane

Output depth (8, 16 or 32). Use 32 for floating-point.


	*Lab2  -- D50-based v2 CIEL*a*b
	*Lab4  -- D50-based v4 CIEL*a*b
	*Lab   -- D50-based v4 CIEL*a*b
	*XYZ   -- CIE XYZ (PCS)
	*sRGB  -- sRGB color space
	*Gray22 - Monochrome of Gamma 2.2
	*Gray30 - Monochrome of Gamma 3.0
	*null   - Monochrome black for all input
	*Lin2222- CMYK linearization of gamma 2.2 on each channel


To color correct from scanner to sRGB:
	tificc -iscanner.icm in.tif out.tif
To convert from monitor1 to monitor2:
	tificc -imon1.icm -omon2.icm in.tif out.tif
To make a CMYK separation:
	tificc -oprinter.icm inrgb.tif outcmyk.tif
To recover sRGB from a CMYK separation:
	tificc -iprinter.icm incmyk.tif outrgb.tif
To convert from CIELab TIFF to sRGB
	tificc -i*Lab in.tif out.tif


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This manual page was originally written by Shiju p. Nair <>, for the Debian project. Modified by Marti Maria to reflect further changes.

October 23, 2004