Test Your Color IQ

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Tesselator, Dec 1, 2009.

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Register your color IQ score here after reading the thread:

  1. Score 0 ~ 9

    142 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. Score 10 ~ 19

    67 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. Score 20 ~ 29

    32 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. Score 30 ~ 39

    12 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. Score 40 ~ 49

    12 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. Score 50 ~ 59

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Score 60 ~ 69

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. Score 70 ~ 79

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  9. Score 80 ~ 89

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. Score 90 ~ 99

    6 vote(s)
    2.0%
  11. I don't intend to take the Color IQ test.

    14 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. macrumors 601

    Tesselator

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Location:
    Japan
    #1
    My friend was just bragging about his score 4 over his GF a professional color correcting proofer who got a score of 8. I've been calibrating monitors by eye since color TVs 1st became available. Yeah, I'm damn old! :D I also worked in the video industry extensively and with CGI. Anyway I got a score of 0. YAY! \(-.-)/

    "Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.
    Your score: 0
    Gender: Male
    Age range: Above 70
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1305
    0 ( Perfect Color Acuity ) __________ 99 ( Low Color Acuity )"​


    Anyway, the highest score is 0 and the lowest is 99. Where do you score?

    http://www.xritephoto.com/ph_toolframe.aspx?action=coloriq
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jan 10, 2008
    #2
    Woohoo!

    Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.
    Your score: 0
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 30-39
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1324
     
  3. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Michigan
    #3
    I need to calibrate my monitor, but 7's not as bad as it could be, right? =D

    Your score: 7
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 20-29
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    lannister80

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    #4
    Not too shabby, considering I did it quickly. My error bars were all in a row, and almost the way to the "right" (purple-pink transition area) of the color graph.

    * Your score: 8
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 20-29
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    #5
    * Your score: 12
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 30-39
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1324

    Does it make a difference how well your monitor is calibrated or is it dependent on just how well you can associate blocks of colour regardless of how they appear on your monitor?

    This is the world's worst calibrated monitor (with purple colour casts) but it's a throw away from an eMachine.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Among the starlings
    #6
    * Your score: 4
    * Gender: Female
    * Age range: 20-29
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 43668

    I'm pretty happy with that, and could perhaps have done even better without the sun shining in my eyes.

    I hand-calibrate my monitors (can't afford a Spyder), and find the process immensely frustrating -- not because I can't get it close (my images always print true to color), but because I can see the most subtle differences in color in those little apple squares and can never get them to entirely go away.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    #7
    Your score: 44
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 20-29
    Best: 0
    Highest: 1520


    Meh, ok I guess. I had to use a TN monitor, so I blame that. :)
     
  8. macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    Aug 1, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #8
    Even on my crappy Dell monitor at work where the blocks all look the same, I was able to score a 9. I'm curious to see if I can score better on my Apple display at home later.
     
  9. macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    Your score: 7
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 20-29

    Monitor is not calibrated but I doubt than I would have scored better if it was. ;)
     
  10. Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #10
    Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.

    Your score: 997
    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 just pressed okay, didn't change a thing, just to see what would come out.
    I will try later with my better monitor.

    What I find odd, is that I can score 997 points if the lowest (highest) is 99 points. Also why can 1520 be the highest score?

    I may not be to bright today, so please excuse those questions.

    I calibrated cameras for a while, but that was with the help of a waveform monitor, as I quite don't trust my colour perception ( I wear glasses and have two different eyes).
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Dec 27, 2008
    #11
    Perhaps the position of the colour blocks are randomized upon loading the web page which would account for different results.
     
  12. Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #12
    I understand that they are randomized, but why is there a lower score (997) than on the scale (0 - 99)?
     
  13. macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    上海 (Shanghai)
    #13
    • Your score: 19
    • Gender: Male
    • Age range: 20-29
    • Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    • Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

    It's alright to me. I have -7.75 correction lenses, and that's doesn't even correct my vision the whole way. :eek:
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #14
    * Your score: 0
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 30-39
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1324

    Quite surprised I got this score.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 601

    Tesselator

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Japan
    #15
    I'm on a TN monitor too. :) ($200 24 inch dual LG "L246WH" to be precise.)

    Yup! That's as good as my friend's GF who is a professional color correcting proofer! ;)

    It may matter if the calibration diminishes the ability of the monitor to display certain color contrast ranges. I think the test creators selected colors in the middle of most color and monitor profiles in order to eliminate that kind of error as much as possible.

    Yeah that's weird. I understand that you just clicked GO without arranging anything but like you, I think it should have given you a 99 or a 97 or whatever and not a 997. Odd. Oh well, let us know what you get when you take it for real.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Location:
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    #16
    Nice job macfeast!


    Mine:

    * Your score: 8
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 20-29
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
     
  17. macrumors 6502

    Bostonaholic

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    Aug 21, 2009
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    #17
    Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.
    Your score: 0
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 20-29
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
     
  18. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    #18
    Your score: 45
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 60-69
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1305

    I guess I won't be changing professions.
     
  19. macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #19
    I scored a 44 in the "35-39" category.

    Not sure how with a minimum score of 99, the lowest score in my bracket was 1324?
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    #20
    My score was 8, and I am a 28 years old male.

    Only a slight inaccuracy in the green/yellow and blue/purple hues for me.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 601

    Tesselator

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Japan
    #21
    Yeah, I'm not sure how that "Highest score for your gender and age range" number works exactly either. :confused:

    splitpea got a 43668 in that category. :p
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #22
    hmm well I got lower than 99...
    I did try but it seems that partial colour blindness doesn't help :rolleyes:

    Your score: 164
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 20-29
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
     
  23. macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Location:
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    #23
    i got 23 and thought i was good until i read all the posts
     
  24. macrumors member

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    Oct 12, 2008
    #24
    I got 4, this is on my 2006 MacBook Pro, calibrated with a Monaco Optix XR. All four errors are in the cyan range (blue-green crossover), so I suspect the panel can't differentiate them well due to a constricted gamut. I'll have to try it on the Mac Pro; I'm sure that will be easier due to the much larger gamut and a panel with a brand new backlight.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    fungus

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    Location:
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    #25
    * Your score: 0
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 30-39
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1324

    Suite :cool:
     

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