This paper describes transforming the sRGB color space standard into an ICC profile. This sRGB ICC profile provides a clear bridge between implicit color management and explicit color management and illustrates the complementary nature of these two approaches. The paper starts by reviewing the current status and content of the sRGB color space standard. It also very briefly reviews the status of the current ICC profile specification. A series of practical considerations are then discussed that were addressed in order to transform a color space standard into an ICC profile. This paper will also discuss several false starts in this transformation and why these efforts were unsuccessful and the consequences to other software and hardware in the market today. This profile was extensively tested and reviewed by a number of companies and this test process is described. A detailed review of the final sRGB ICC profile is provided. Finally, recommendations to other profile builders and the ICC are given in order to make this process more efficient and accurate in the future.
Mary Nielsen, Michael Stokes, "The Creation of the sRGB ICC Profile" in Proc. IS&T 6th Color and Imaging Conf., 1998, pp 253 - 257, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.1998.6.1.art00054