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    Color Acuity test.

    You should all check out this color acuity test to see just how well you distinguish hues. Click here to start it. My first run through, I scored a 23 but I rushed it because my eyes were kind of buggin out as they tend to when staring at a monitor for too long. I recommend taking your time and looking away and giving your eyes a bit of rest if they need it. I scored a 0 on my second run through.


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    I took this test on polycount a month or so ago.

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    Didn't we do this a few years ago?

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    19... my eyes hurt.
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    Wow, a zero. I didn't expect that good result.
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    Wait a sec', how the heck can you have an accurate color acuity test via the web? Everyone's going to be looking at the thing on different monitors, there's no way the colors can have any kind of accuracy to begin with...

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    I agree that doing this on a monitor isn't as good , my eyes are going squiffy. But then I thought most of us paint using a computer anyway so this must have some value?

    Oh, I got a 12 so I reckon that's alright despite the disadvantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Wait a sec', how the heck can you have an accurate color acuity test via the web? Everyone's going to be looking at the thing on different monitors, there's no way the colors can have any kind of accuracy to begin with...
    Because it's about sorting colors relative to one another. If your monitor settings were seriously borked it could effect things, but it's designed to work under most standard conditions.

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    Interesting.. I got a 28

    However it said the lowest score out of my age range and gender was "-11224" or something and the highest score was something equally crazy on the positive side. I smell a bug...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Because it's about sorting colors relative to one another. If your monitor settings were seriously borked it could effect things, but it's designed to work under most standard conditions.
    Okay, I guess that could kinda work... Though I'm curious how they're gauging the relativity for scoring purposes if there's no way of telling what the relative visual differences actually are... (My coding side wants to know.)

    Wouldn't differences in contrast/brightness/saturation/gamma kinda skew things? (Plus screen glare, laptop tilt, etc.) Or would they?

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    That was kind of interesting to do. I wound up with a 15 for a score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Okay, I guess that could kinda work... Though I'm curious how they're gauging the relativity for scoring purposes if there's no way of telling what the relative visual differences actually are... (My coding side wants to know.)

    Wouldn't differences in contrast/brightness/saturation/gamma kinda skew things? (Plus screen glare, laptop tilt, etc.) Or would they?
    I assume it's the Munsell notation from the physical Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test, translated into RGB space (probably sRGB).

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    I'm not even finished with the first screen and I feel as if I have done permanent damage to my eyes. I started trying to match a gradient stripe in the middle of the swatches 'till I realized it wasn't actually there. Now I have little bit of double vision, luckily it's going away. I'll get back to the test as soon as my eyes adjust.

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    I just scored 49. At least I'm only a little below average.

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    Ugh, my husband, who is very much not an artist and very much a comp sci major definitely got a zero to my 19. Ugh.
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    My poor eyes.... I got a 4. x_x

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    Got 12, although my eyes get fuzzy after a while and the colors seem to blend x_x

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    Sorry, working with one eye right now. Not gonna do it. Need that eye!
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    man... i knew i sucked with color... but i didnt realize how bad i was until now.
    i scored a 63

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    ... 139. They looked the same! I'm gunna blame my monitor okay

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    I got 10! Considering I'm a loser at doing colours, I'm very proud now.


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    Im at 10 as well. I surprised myself

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    I got 8 not too shabby.
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    Yay, scored a 0. I wonder if your test results are very influenced by the quality of your monitor? Probably...

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    153 on the first try, 121 on the second.

    I know I'm colour blind, but I thought I'd do better than that...
    Back to practising colour charts I guess ;P


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    I got a 12... and my eyes are killing me. Don't do this on a shitty monitor. I'm doing it on my work monitor and wow it hurts.

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    I got a 4. Cool test.

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