2004.08.16 17:29 "[Tiff] ICC profile in tiff file on windows", by Alexander Cohen

2004.08.16 23:18 "Re: [Tiff] ICC profile in tiff file on windows", by Chris Cox

The profile itself is always big endian (it's a separate file embedded in a TIFF tag, and doesn't know anything about the TIFF containing it).

The rest of the TIFF file follows the TIFF specifications, of course.

If I may add (and double-check that I got it right):

ICC specification (http://www.color.org/icc32.pdf) says that the ICC profile tag (code 34675) is of datatype undefined (7). Undefined is essentially the same as 'byte' of all encapsulating tiff datajoggling purposes: it means there is no endian issue, and that the stream of bytes should be takes just as is, without any byteswopping on any platform whatsoever.

Right. Right?