This International Standard describes test methods for determining the long-term dark storage stability of
colour photographic images.
It is applicable to colour photographic images made with traditional photographic materials. These images
are generated with chromogenic, silver dye-bleach, dye transfer, dye-diffusion-transfer "instant" systems and
similar systems. The test method specified in this International Standard also covers the dark-stability of digital
colour images produced with dry- and liquid-toner electrophotography, thermal dye transfer (sometimes called
"dye sublimation"), and inkjet printing systems.