When you write applications that use the KCMS API, you do not need to understand the details of the profile file format. However, you might be interested to know that KCMS, by default, uses the International Color Consortium (ICC) profile format. The ICC format is an emerging default de facto standard supported by a wide range of computer and color device vendors. This is extremely advantageous for users, as this standard allows a single profile to work over multiple platforms.
The ICC format is endorsed by many regular members. The founding members are Adobe Systems Inc., Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Apple Computer Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, FOGRA (Honorary), Microsoft Corporation, Silicon Graphics, Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., and Taligent Inc.
The KCMS framework uses the ICC format as the default profile format. For details on the ICC profile format, see the ICC profile format specification. By default, it is located on-line in the SUNWsdk/kcms/doc directory. For the latest version of the ICC specification, see the web site at http://www.color.org.