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    How well do we see color ?

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    "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."

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    That's a tricky one. I did it a couple of days ago and scored a 15 although I think I would've probably done better if I concentrated a bit more.

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    Just try this good exercise and scored 11...
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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    Not sure it makes a lot of technical sense (as most "tests" btw) except for calibration purposes and possibly detecting defects/diseases. This one's so strenuous that you're anxious to get over with it it as fast as possible and want to click on the "score test" button...

    (btw scored 8 without double checking -pure luck)

    Sorry for being the rattling guy here -age kicking in, probably

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    Is there a website where we can download "cheats" for that challenge?

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    link is current broken, gateway error on test
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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    I just took it and scored a 4 (means I missed 4) all of which were clustered next to each other in the blue/cyan trazition zone. I would say that accurate monitor calibration is paramount
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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    Jack is correct you will score much better on a
    good calibrated monitor.
    Took the test a few times on different monitors

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    I scored 11 on an old macbook with an old monitor calibration. I think the test shows more about the monitor than your vision, especially since the three areas I had troubled are colors where I know this 6-bit monitor is lacking.

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    I scored a zero on a NEC 2690wuxi2 that is hardware-calibrated w/SpectraView II. I've not had time to try my dying Apple Cinema Display yet, but I agree that monitor quality and calibration enter in to it. I was thinking about that while doing the test a few days ago, and the posts here suggest that as well. I'll try it with my limping old ACD to see how it differs.
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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    OK, I just tried it with my ACD (20" Lucite model from maybe 2001-2002-ish). The bottom backlight fluorescent lamp is failing (there are three) and requires that I shut down and disconnect it from the PowerMac to get the backlight to work again for a few days, and there's a row of dead pixels about 8" long entering in from the right margin. This is one sweet monitor!!

    Anyhoo, I scored a zero again, but it was far more difficult to see the distinctions between the blocks. So, display calibration may play a role (surely it must) but it's not the only factor apparently. This old ACD is calibrated via iOne Display 2/Eye-One Match, but I don't expect much from it. It's a palette holder and place to leave a spreadsheet open, etc.

    My primary business is VERY color sensitive and this may factor in as well.

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    Re: How well do we see color ?

    scored a zero on the first section, in about 30 sec. (on a laptop). I guess I have to stop complaining about 67 YO eyes!
    what I noticed is that, with the correct order, there is a spectrum 'movement' that is likely due to my astigmatism separating the border at different points. It creates a kind of 'wave'

    Of course, I used reading glasses; without them I can't find the laptop!

    I'll have to try the others, but it did seem easy, if you squint!

    Victor

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