LProf is the only open source ICC profiler with a graphical user interface. It can be used to create ICC version 2.4 compliant profiles for cameras, scanners and monitors. As such it fills a necessary niche in the emerging open source color management effort.
The author of the Little CMS (LCMS) library, Marti Maria, starting work on LProf in 1998 as a demonstration of the capabilities of LCMS. The name LProf is derived from Little cms PROFiler.
Between 2004 and August 15, 2005, when the LProf project was created on SourceForge.net, LProf was orphaned and unsupported. At that time a new support team was forumed to support LProf. Since that time LProf has been actively supported and there have been a number of releases.