Little CMS-1.19

Introduction to Little CMS

The Little CMS library is used by other programs to provide color management facilities.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

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Little CMS Dependencies


libtiff-4.4.0, libjpeg-turbo-2.1.4, and Python-2.7.18 (with SWIG-4.0.2 also)

User Notes:

Installation of Little CMS

Install Little CMS by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../lcms-1.19-cve_2013_4276-1.patch &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static       &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/lcms-1.19 &&
install -v -m644    README.1ST doc/* \

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--with-python: Use this parameter if Python and SWIG are installed.


Installed Programs: icc2ps, icclink, icctrans, wtpt and optionally, jpegicc, tiffdiff and tifficc
Installed Libraries: and the optional Python module
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/lcms-1.19

Short Descriptions


generates PostScript CRD or CSA from ICC profiles


links two or more profiles into a single device link profile


is a color space conversion calculator


is an ICC profile applier for JPEG files


is an ICC profile applier for TIFF files


is a TIFF compare utility


shows media white of profiles, identifying black body locus

is used by the lcms programs as well as other programs to provide color management facilities