How good are our eyes at differentiating hues?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Boid, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    I scored 7... had real trouble in the green-purple section, and it showed in the results (that's where all my mistakes were). I don't have a calibrated screen, by the way... I'll re-do the test as soon as I get one! :wink:

    Thanks for the link, I always wondered how I'd score!
  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
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    I scored a 7 as well. I don't have a calibrated screen either.
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I tried this a few months ago when I saw it on RFF.

    I do have a calibrated screen ... but it appears I don't have calibrated eyes, I scored about 30 :frown:

    this tends towards confirmation of the idea that it's not real photography unless it's black and white :biggrin:
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
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    124 on an uncalibrated monitor, but then I am somewhat blue-green colour blind and I fail about half of the Ishihara standard colour blindness tests, I should probably concentrate on black and white!

  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
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    my score was 40
    But I'm not too sure what I was doing ........ presumably trying to get a graduated range

    The median score for my age I think was 50 - (0 the best and 99 the worst)

    apparently the lower the better

    Morning Barrie!!!

    like a steam bath out here today - over 20 degrees and damp
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Was there ever a question?!?! :biggrin:

    I wouldn't even try a test like this - it would just confuse my poor little brain and to what end? When I leave a shot in color, I play with the processing until it looks right to me, which generally has eff-all to do with accuracy. And mostly I convert to B&W and it only matters to the extent of manipulating the color channels, but that's not all that subtle an exercise and minor differences in hues are meaningless...

  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    blimey I just did it again and it's 16.
    I just get better with age obviously.
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  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Scored 26 on my MacBook Air non-calibrated display. Will try it on the iMac calibrated display later.
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I'm good as the older, more mature Paul at 16 on serious piece of garbage laptop from 4 years ago.
  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    well I'm definitely older.
  12. elle s'ennuie

    elle s'ennuie SC Regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    I got 19 on a non-calibrated laptop. I did the same test a few years ago, scored a little better then (around 10 or so), so obviously I get worse with age. :biggrin:
  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
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    I scored a zero with an old crusty Dell 24" monitor, LOL!

    I worked in a paint store for 7 years, and part of my job was matching paint. We did not have a fancy laser color scan thing, so it was done by eye. I was quite good at it, too. Hrm, maybe its why I'm not a huge fan of B+W?
  14. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
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    40 first time
    27 second time
  15. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
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    Gary Ayala
  16. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    I have perfect color vision! :cool:
  17. Isoterica

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    Dec 6, 2011
  18. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    I am now seeing ghost squares, damn this test! :biggrin:

    I got a 12, btw.
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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    15 on an uncalibrated monitor.
  20. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Calibrated monitor? It's all relative isn't should be able to score the same on any given monitor.
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