About ISO/TC 42 Photography Standards
The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a network of national standards bodies of many countries. Within the ISO framework, the technical committee, ISO/TC 42 Photography, holds responsibility for photographic imaging standards, including analog and digital image capture, and image print concerns. ISO/TC 42 standards address the capture, communication, and display of image content, the advancement and maintenance of analog and digital photographic imaging technologies, and the assessment and preservation of physical imaging materials; all practices essential to current and future applications of photography, and to our photographic heritage.
Fifteen member countries (P-members) participate in ISO/TC 42:
Australia (SA), Belgium (NBN), China (SAC), Denmark (DS), France (AFNOR), Germany (DIN), Japan (JISC), Netherlands (NEN), Portugal (IPQ), Republic of Korea (KATS), Russian Federation (GOST R), Sweden (SIS), Switzerland (SNV), United Kingdom (BSI), and United States (ANSI).
Experts within each member country work according to ISO standards development rules to develop country positions and contributions, including initiating new standards projects. Each P-member country has a one vote on each ISO standards ballot.
In addition to the participating member countries, there area seventeen observer countries (O-members) with an official interest in ISO/TC 42:
Austria (ASI), Cuba (NC), Czech Republic (UNMZ), Finland (SFS), India (BIS), Indonesia (BSN), Islamic Republic of Iran (ISIRI), Israel (SII), Italy (UNI), Mongolia (MASM), Pakistan (PSQCA), Poland (PKN), Romania (ASRO), Serbia (ISS), Spain (AENOR), Ukraine (DSSN), and Tunisia (INNORPI).