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LINKICC(1) General Commands Manual LINKICC(1)


linkicc – little cms device link generator.


linkicc [options]


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. Col‐
orspaces 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)
*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 info@lit‐


jpgicc, tificc, psicc, transicc,


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

September 30, 2004 LINKICC(1)

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