Color Gamut Test

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  1. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what you use your monitor for color gamut and/or color accuracy may be very important. If you are a serious photographer you will fall in this category. Anyway, there is a on-line test that can measure the color gamut (spread or separation of color/hues) on your monitor. Many laptop monitors have limited 6-but gamut and the average desktop monitor, like the current iMac, is 8-bit. High end monitors like LaCie or Eizo offer large gamut and 10, 12 and even 14-bit LUT (look up tables) which allow for great color separation.

    Below is a link to a test anyone can take to measure the color gamut. I thought it would be useful to start a thread that we can use to share information on various monitors to make the purchase decision a little easier. A perfect score is 0 and the test is simple for those with high-end monitors. It is tricky for average monitors so take your time. This test will only measure your monitors abibility to separate colors, not color accuracy!!!

    Please state the following after you have taken this test:
    http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77

    1) Monitor Tested
    2) Was the monitor calibrated and if so how?
    3) Score
     
  2. blackmtn macrumors member

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    1) 20" iMac Core Duo, (early 2006, first intel iMac, matte screen)
    2) Calibrated with Spyder3 Pro (one with ambient light sensor)
    3) Score of 0. I am male in the 20-29 age bracket. Supposedly this means I have perfect colour vision!

    Unfortunately this isn't going to tell you conclusively whether your monitor is accurate or not as we are using different measuring devices to measure each monitor (i.e. our eyes) - better would be to post your ColorSync profile for your calibrated monitor vs a standard, say sRGB.
     

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  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    1) 27 inch iMac i7
    2) calibrated by my own eye
    3) score of 3

    Ooh I shoulda used digital color meter :D
     
  4. Vantage Point thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I should have listed mine

    1) Samsung 215tw (S-PVA)
    2) Calibrated with Eye-One Display 2 sensor and software
    3) Score 18 (age 51)

    Those iMac scores are impressive.
     
  5. StarTzar macrumors member

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    1) 27 inch iMac C2D
    2) calibrated by my own eye
    3) score of 0 (age 59)
     
  6. Vantage Point thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't particularly optimistic about the imac scores but with the low scores of the few that responded was enough for me to place and order for a 27" imac from the refurb store. I should have it by this time next week - I just hope that I don't have any trouble with yellow :)
     
  7. StarTzar macrumors member

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    The colours on the iMac are excellent. The only problem is getting one that has a perfect screen.
     
  8. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    1) 23" ADC Cinema Display
    2) Default calibration (I'm lazy)
    3) Score of 0 (I'm 23)
     
  9. Fiddler70 macrumors regular

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    That was fun. Did it on not Yellow affected area of screen.

    1) 27" iMac
    2) Eye-one Display 2 calibration
    3) Score 0 (age 39)
     
  10. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    There already is a tread for this.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=829222&highlight=

    please use the search function.
     
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  12. Vantage Point thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I did do a quick search but I guess I was not thorough. However, that thread did not ask people to state which monitor was used and that is important since this is more than just an eye test it is also a monitor test. The person that told me about this scored a 20 on one monitor with difficulty and got a score of '0' with not effort at all on a his new NEC 2690. Same person/eyes but different monitors/score.
     
  13. Vantage Point thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Fingers and toes are crossed for when my new iMac arrives. I am hoping it is a good one since it is a refurb and therefore likely to have had this problem and had it fixed. But, we shall see - I mean that literally :)
     
  14. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Forget the above as this is a complete misinterpretation of the test. Your monitor can make it easier to do the test when it is properly calibrated and that's about all it has to do with this test. This test is not about your monitor whatsoever, this test is about YOU. This is a colour vision deficiency test not a "how-well-does-your-monitor-display-stuff" test!!

    This is very easy to understand because it's exactly what the caption mentions:
    So for people who scored 0, congrats, you most likely do not have a colour vision deficiency. For those who didn't score a 0...you might have one (doesn't mean it's a bad thing btw).
     
  15. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.

    And it is the same test as the one in the other tread.
    No need to create a new tread just for this extra info. on what monitor is used.
    If OP just read trough the other tread it would have been clear that most people have stated what monitor is used.
     
  16. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    1) 27" I5 iMac Display
    2) Default calibration
    3) Score of 28 (I'm 57) ;)
     
  17. natewsmith macrumors regular

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    27" iMac i7 Quad Core
    Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.

    * Your score: 20
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 30-39
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520


    0 ( Perfect Color Acuity )
    99 ( Low Color Acuity )

    Calibrated by my eye
    Age 31
     
  18. electronique macrumors 6502

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    Crappy work Dell monitor
    Not calibrated
    Score = 0
    Age 30
     
  19. Celedral macrumors 6502

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  20. Twray macrumors newbie

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    Invalid thread

    For those that stumble upon this thread the site mentioned is not for testing monitor calibration but for testing the users ability to differentiate colors. While calibrating your monitor is not required I am sure it helps. If you score less than perfect you should see an eye doctor to confirm your color vision if you are in a business where color is critical. Tests similar to this are used in the prepress industry to test potential employees. Only 25% of males score 100%. Women have a higher percentage.
     

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