X-Rite Photo's color acuity test

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What was your color acuity score?

0 (Perfect)
3
18%
1 to 3
1
6%
4 to 6
6
35%
7 to 9
1
6%
10 to 15
3
18%
16 to 20
1
6%
21 to 30
1
6%
31 to 50
1
6%
51 to 100
0
No votes
101 and above (Start saving for that monitor)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 17

X-Rite Photo's color acuity test

Postby Bob Andersson » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:49 am

Hi folks,

I'm not sure I should be encouraging such blatant marketing but X-Rite have produced a new web resource called, unsurprisingly, xrite photo. And just for fun they include a color acuity test.

I'm not sure what the balance of the result is between how good one's eyes are and how good one's monitor is but, being considerably closer to 60 than 50, I'm happy enough with a score of 4. Can you beat it? :twisted:

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Postby Mark. » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:20 am

Your score: 4
Gender: Male
Age range: 30-39
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1414


edit: but variations in light within my room probably stopped me achieving 0 :P
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Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:22 pm

On an uncalibrated laptop screen:

Your score: 4
Gender: Male
Age range: 16-19
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1457

My eyes hurt now... :shock:

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Postby popo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:45 pm

I did this a long time ago... can't remember the scoring system, but I got one pair of shades mixed up.
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Postby MichaelM » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:26 pm

I did this a while ago at home, and got perfect. Then a couple of months later I did it at uni, and got 4 or something. I'm blaming the monitor I was using at uni, and am going with my best score ;)
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Postby mbrandste » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:27 pm

Laptop screen:

Your score: 4
Gender: Male
Age range: 20-29
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Postby WoutK89 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:32 pm

Your score: 15
Gender: Male
Age range: 20-29

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Postby jeremy1302 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:00 pm

I got 4 with my uncalibrated laptop screen. I was thinking of calibrating it a few months back, but now its probably more likely Ill make it worse, Im quite happy with that!
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Postby Razvan » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:22 am

I don't think this is efficient...I mean,a score of 4 on a non-calibrated laptop screen? :?
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Postby Bob Andersson » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:11 am

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Here's a thought: an uncalibrated screen is like a sentence with all the words jumbled up where each word can be seen and distinguished from its neighbours and the sentence even appears to make sense. That's the "acuity" part of the test above.

    Uncalibrated: The screen has all the words in the right order but calibrated!

    Calibrated:.... But the calibrated screen has all the words in the right order!

It's only when you see the same words forming the original text that you get the true picture. :twisted: Possibly the same is true of computer monitors and photo-editing!

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Postby oldCarlos » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:59 pm

Your score: 27 :shock:
Gender: Male
Age range: 50-59
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

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Postby SUNR15E » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:53 pm

Your score: 4
Gender: Male
Age range: 40-49
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

Well it looked like it might be fun...

It would be nice if they told you which bit you got wrong...lol
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Re: X-Rite Photo's color acuity test

Postby UKmitch86 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:04 pm

Uncalibrated laptop screen;

Your score: 10
Gender: Male
Age range: 20-29
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

I don't quite understand the meaning of this, what exactly does it attempt to score? and what does a score of 10 mean?
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Re: X-Rite Photo's color acuity test

Postby popo » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:42 pm

It is meant to indicate how well you can distinguish between subtle hues of colour. The score is an error rating, so the higher it is, the worse you are.
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Re: X-Rite Photo's color acuity test

Postby Bob Andersson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:53 am

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Hmm, just spent megabucks on a new monitor and my score has improved from 4 to 3. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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