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Scope

Standardization primarily, but not exclusively in the field of still picture imaging - chemical and electronic - including, but not limited to:

  • definitions for still imaging systems;
  • methods for measuring, testing, rating, packaging, labelling, specifying and classifying the dimensions, physical properties and performance characteristics of media, materials and devices used in chemical and electronic still imaging;
  • specifications and recommendations of logical and physical characteristics, practices, interfaces and formats for still imaging capture, processing, and output systems; and
  • methods, measurements, specifications, and recommended practices for storage, permanence, integrity and security of imaging media and materials, and imaging materials disposition.

Excluded:

  • equipment and systems in the field of audio, video and audio-visual engineering (IEC/TC 100);
  • cinematography (ISO/TC 36);
  • graphic technology (ISO/TC 130);
  • document imaging applications (ISO/TC 171);
  • office equipment (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28;
  • physical keeping of documents (ISO/TC 46/SC 10).

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193

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 42

15

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 42

14

Participating members

17

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 42/JWG 20 Joint ISO/TC 42-IEC WG : Digital still cameras Working group *
ISO/TC 42/JWG 22 Joint IEC/TC 100-ISO/TC 42-TC 130 WG : Colour management Working group *
ISO/TC 42/JWG 26 Joint ISO/TC 42-TC 46/SC 11-TC 171 WG: Imaging system capability qualification for archival recording and approval Working group *
ISO/TC 42/JWG 27 Joint ISO/TC 42 - JTC1/SC 28 - ISO/TC 130 WG: Image permanence & durability test methods and specifications for digital prints in commercial applications Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 3 Image measurement, viewing and sensitometry Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 4 Mechanical elements of photographic equipment Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 5 Physical properties and image permanence of photographic materials Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 8 Joint ISO/TC 42 - ISO/TC 6 WG: Imaging materials - Dimensions Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 18 Electronic still picture imaging Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 23 Joint ISO/TC 42 - ISO/TC 130 - CIE WG: Extended colour encodings for digital image storage, manipulation and interchange Working group *
ISO/TC 42/WG 25 Joint ISO/TC 42 - ISO/TC 130 WG: Use of XMP for digital photography Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 130/JWG 8 Joint TC 130-TC 42 WG: Revision of ISO 13655
ISO/TC 130/JWG 14 Joint TC 130 - TC 42 - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 WG: Print quality measurement methods
ISO/TC 130/WG 9 Joint TC 130-TC 42 WG: Development of ISO 12640-5
ISO/TC 171/SC 2/WG 5 Joint TC 171/SC 2 - TC 42 - TC 46/SC 11 - TC 130 WG: Document management applications - Application issues - PDF/A
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 42

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 42 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 62B Diagnostic imaging equipment IEC
IEC/TC 49 Piezoelectric, dielectric and electrostatic devices and associated materials for frequency control, selection and detection IEC
IEC/TC 100 Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23 Digitally Recorded Media for Information Interchange and Storage ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Office equipment ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 36 Cinematography ISO
ISO/TC 106 Dentistry ISO
ISO/TC 130 Graphic technology ISO
ISO/TC 147 Water quality ISO
ISO/TC 171 Document management applications ISO
ISO/TC 171/SC 1 Quality, preservation and integrity of information ISO
ISO/TC 172 Optics and photonics ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 1 Fundamental standards ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 42

ISO/TC 42 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23 Digitally Recorded Media for Information Interchange and Storage ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Office equipment ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 36 Cinematography ISO
ISO/TC 46 Information and documentation ISO
ISO/TC 46/SC 10 Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation ISO
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 106 Dentistry ISO
ISO/TC 130 Graphic technology ISO
ISO/TC 171 Document management applications ISO
ISO/TC 171/SC 1 Quality, preservation and integrity of information ISO
ISO/TC 171/SC 2 Document file formats, EDMS systems and authenticity of information ISO
ISO/TC 172 Optics and photonics ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 1 Fundamental standards ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
ICC - color/couleur International Color Consortium A
ISPRS International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing A
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization B
WCO World Customs Organization B
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc D
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
2-9 June 2017 Santa Clara (United States) ISO/TC 42  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 42 - Secretariat

ANSI United States
American National Standards Institute
1899 L St NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Tel: +1 212 642 49 00 / +1.202.293.8020
Fax: +1 212 398 00 23 / +1.202.293.9287

Secretariat direct:
Mr Edward Terhune
Tel: +1-212-642-8905