tifficc - little cms ICC profile applier for TIFF.


tifficc [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. tifficc is little cms ICC profile applier for TIFF.



Handle channels > 4 as alpha.


Black point compensation.

−c <0,1,2,3>

Precalculates transform. (0=Off, 1=Normal, 2=Hi-res, 3=LoRes) [defaults to 1]


Embed destination profile.


Marks out-of-gamut colors on softproof.

−h <0,1,2>

Show summary of options and examples.

−i profile

Input profile (defaults to sRGB).

-k <0..400>

Ink-limiting in % (CMYK only).

−l profile

Transform by device-link profile.

−m <0,1,2,3>

SoftProof intent.


Ignore embedded profile on input.

−p profile

Soft proof profile.

−o profile

Output profile (defaults to sRGB).

−s profile

Save embedded profile as <new profile>

−t <0,1,2,3>

Intent (0=Perceptual, 1=Colorimetric, 2=Saturation, 3=Absolute).




Wide output (generates 16 bps tiff).

You can also use following builtins

*Lab - CIE Lab D50 based *XYZ - XYZ *adobe1998RBB - AdobeRGB *colormatchrgb - ColorMatch RGB *applergb - Apple RGB


To color correct from scanner to sRGB:

tifficc -iscanner.icm in.tif out.tif

To convert from monitor1 to monitor2:

tifficc -imon1.icm -omon2.icm in.tif out.tif

To make a CMYK separation:

tifficc -oprinter.icm inrgb.tif outcmyk.tif

To recover sRGB from a CMYK separation:

tifficc -iprinter.icm incmyk.tif outrgb.tif

To convert from CIELab TIFF to sRGB

tifficc -iTiffLab8Spac.icm in.tif out.tif


For suggestions, comments, bug reports etc. send mail to info@littlecms.com.


jpegicc(1), icc2ps(1), icclink(1), icctrans(1), wtpt(1)


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


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