Anyone take the online color test with their calibrated monitors?

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Pedal2Floor Senior Member • Posts: 1,264
Anyone take the online color test with their calibrated monitors?

This is the test from X-Rite

http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge

0 is the best score, 100 is the worst. They say

FACT: 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.
Take the online color challenge, based on the official FM100 Hue Test by X-Rite.

The best I could do was 25 and most of trouble was with the reds.  I killed the blues.

I wonder if this test correlates to your favorite colors as well since you may see them better.

Also, some people seem to see stuff in photos I can never see, wonder if it is the monitor or their vision.

Anyway, it take all of 5min to play with the test, have fun

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Eric Carlson
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Re: Anyone take the online color test with their calibrated monitors?

I did it on my HP ZR24w IPS monitor, and got a 0 (perfect score). My monitor isn't calibrated, but that shouldn't be entirely relevant since this is a relative color test, not an absolute color test.

I've discussed with some friends the possible effects of using a lesser monitor to take the test, possibly causing worse scores. One person tried on 2 different monitors and got 2 different scores. I suspect that this test is best taken on a decent IPS monitor that is reasonably well set up.

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Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
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I took it and got a 7. My sister in law took it and got a zero. Monitor calibrated, but I doubt that makes a difference.

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Managed a 15 which is a fair score for my age?

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garyknrd Contributing Member • Posts: 736
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Got a 99... LOL No wonder my photos suck. Now I can blame it on me being a male,  over 60 and a very poor monitor. Never calibrated cheap laptop.

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Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
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It was a few weeks ago that I did the test. Tried again today and got the 7 down to a 4. The colours I mix up are in the same right in the middle of the spectrum blue green range, and all adjacent to each other.

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Osvaldo Cristo
Osvaldo Cristo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,109
The calibration does not matter

Pedal2Floor wrote:

This is the test from X-Rite

http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge

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Also, some people seem to see stuff in photos I can never see, wonder if it is the monitor or their vision.

Anyway, it take all of 5min to play with the test, have fun

The calibration does not matter as the test is relative as stated at the own site from X-Rite. Perhaps for severely bad monitors it would have some impact. Please note the same people can have different scores when making the test several times as he/she can be got the results depending in guessing at different levels.

I suggest you to have the test a few times in the same monitor and try to discover your actual figures for the test.

That is an electronic version from the classical test from (German company) Gretag using printed materials. That kit was popular in Graphics Arts Schools and training centers. Gretag was bought by X-Rite some years ago. I made that test using both, old and the new system.

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My first go around on a fairly cheap, uncalibrated 24" Samsung work monitor I scored a 4.  Considering that this monitor, based on my experience, has some weird color settings configured that are not ideal for photo editors, I'd say I did pretty well.

I'll be interested to see how well I do on my calibrated 24" HP monitor at home.  At least that one I know doesn't have any "fancy" enhancements turned on that screw with the color palette that play bias to certain hues while muting others.

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malch Forum Pro • Posts: 13,153
Re: Anyone take the online color test with their calibrated monitors?

Eric Carlson wrote:

I did it on my HP ZR24w IPS monitor, and got a 0 (perfect score). My monitor isn't calibrated, but that shouldn't be entirely relevant since this is a relative color test, not an absolute color test.

Yikes, well done.

28 here on a decent monitor (calibrated U2412M)

[Edit: 16 on a retake so I think one can improve with practice]

I'm 60 and corrected vision is around 20/30 due to cataracts which I imagine are not helping in this test.

Brad99 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,145
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I scored 12 on an IPS monitor that is so close to sRGB it doesn't benefit from calibration according to 3 reviews.  I'm in one of the older group ranges and my worst area was the sea green/blue area.

Torsten Hoff Veteran Member • Posts: 3,301
Scored 8

Someone else in my group scored 0. I'm bummed.

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