linkicc - little cms device link generator.


   linkicc [options] <profiles>


   lcms is a standalone CMM engine, which deals with the color management.
   It implements a fast transformation between ICC profiles.   linkicc  is
   little cms device link generator.

   Links   two   or  more  profiles  into  a  single  devicelink  profile.
   Colorspaces must be paired except Lab/XYZ, that can be interchanged.


   -8     Creates 8-bit devicelink.

   -b     Black point compensation.

   -c <0,1,2,3>
          Precission (0=LowRes, 1=Normal, 2=Hi-res). [defaults to 1]

   -d description
          Description text (quotes can be used).

   -h <0,1,2,3>
          Show summary of options and examples.

   -i profile
          Input profile (defaults to sRGB).

   -k <0..400>
          Ink-limiting in % (CMYK only)

   -o profile
          Output devicelink profile. [defaults to 'devicelink.icm']

   -t <0,1,2,3>
          Intent (0=Perceptual, 1=Colorimetric, 2=Saturation, 3=Absolute).

   -x     Creatively, guess deviceclass of resulting profile.

   Built-in profiles:
               *Lab  -- D50-based CIEL*a*b (PCS)
               *XYZ  -- CIE XYZ (PCS)
               *sRGB -- sRGB color space
               *Gray22- Monochrome of Gamma 2.2
               *Lin2222- CMYK linearization of gamma 2.2 on each channel


   To create 'devicelink.icm' from a.icc to b.icc:
        linkicc a.icc b.icc

   To create 'out.icc' from sRGB to cmyk.icc:
        linkicc -o out.icc *sRGB cmyk.icc

   To create a sRGB input profile working in Lab:
        linkicc -x -o sRGBLab.icc *sRGB *Lab

   To create a XYZ -> sRGB output profile:
        linkicc -x -o sRGBLab.icc *XYZ *sRGB

   To create a abstract profile doing softproof for cmyk.icc:
        linkicc -t1 -x -o softproof.icc *Lab cmyk.icc cmyk.icc *Lab

   To create a 'grayer' sRGB input profile:
        linkicc -x -o grayer.icc *sRGB gray.icc gray.icc *Lab

   To embed ink limiting into a cmyk output profile:
        linkicc -x -o cmyklimited.icc -k 250 cmyk.icc *Lab


   For  suggestions,   comments,   bug   reports   etc.   send   mail   to


   jpgicc(1), tificc(1), psicc(1), transicc(1),


   This  manual page was written by Shiju p. Nair <>, for
   the Debian project.

                          September 30, 2004                    LINKICC(1)


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