For those who need to be working to ISO standards, the following is a (very) brief introduction on the subject.
When looking at ISO standards it is important to keep up to date with current revisions to make sure the information you are using is accurate. Thankfully revisions are relatively infrequent and only made to encompasses new technologies, working practice or practical application.
It is also important to keep in mind that photographic reproduction covers both capture, printing, evaluation and display. You should therefore keep up to date with ISO TC130 (Graphic technology) and ISO TC42 (Photography).
The following standards are a good general starting point. Depending on the text style you prefer, there is good information downloadable as PDFs online from a number of respected sources. Click on the link
ISO 5—Density measurements
This contains four parts but should be considered as a whole. The individual sections are as follows – 1: Terms, symbols, and notations. 2: Geometric conditions for transmittance density. 3: Spectral condition. 4: Geometric conditions for reflection density.
ISO 12646 – Soft proofing in a standardized printing work flow
Matching color images displayed on monitors, to the images produced when the same digital file is rendered by proofing and printing systems.
ISO 13655—Spectral Measurement and Colorimetric Computation
Changes from the 1996 D50 (only) matching illumination to include wavelength range (420 nm to 700 nm) and to also include linear polarization.
ISO 3664 – Viewing Conditions
This standard looks into recommended UV and Luminance levels for conditions when viewing prints and transparencies. The following is covered – 1: Conditions for critical comparison. 2: Conditions for practical appraisal of prints. 3: Conditions for viewing small transparencies by projection.
The official ISO website is very large with a huge amount of raw information. Click on the link to view