Our new model splits the work of the ICC profile into two parts. Preferred reproduction is supported by measurement-only profiles. Predictable reproduction is handled by standard ICC profiles. Separating the functionality makes each component easier to implement. The MOP allows unambiguous communication of device color information. As an added advantage, it is likely to be a convenient format for image archiving. The details of preferred image reproduction can be localized in one system. This allows for the user to select between proprietary systems. Once an appealing result has been created, standard ICC profiles handle the aspects of distributing work and allowing predictable color reproduction.
Todd Newman, John Haikin, Tim Kohler, "Supporting Both Preferred and Predictable Reproduction with ICC Profiles" in Proc. IS&T 8th Color and Imaging Conf., 2000, pp 65 - 69, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.2000.8.1.art00013