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How's Your Color Vision

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by olli, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    While browsing the X-Rite website I came across a link to a do it yourself test to help you assess you colour vision. If you're interested in trying it you'll find it on the X-Rite website. I did it twice and scored 7 and 12 - my weak points occurring in the same areas of the spectrum each time.
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Oh dear. I did it ages ago and got 12. this time, 24 :( However, compared well with others of my gender and age group
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  3. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    I did this test a while back as well Sue, scored 7 then and scored 7 again now. Not too bad for a 63 year old wrinkly I suppose. I used to work for British Telecom years ago and obviously because the work involved lots of colour coded wires I had to undergo a colour blindness test at the job interview. I served my time as an electrical engineer so had known for a while that I had problems with differentiating greys / greens, so on interview day for BT I "winged " it. Whenever I got grey green wires I had to mark one, then cut a bit off both and take them outside into daylight, even then i struggled sometimes and would have to ask a passer-by to tell me which was which. I'd have made a great bomb disposal fella! :smile:

    It'll be interesting to see what others here score and the age range
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  4. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

    Dec 20, 2013
    Did it once, scored a 4. Couple of mixups in the acquamarine - I suspect I could do better if I wasn't doing this on my Mac Air screen in semi-direct sunlight ;)
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hmm, I tried it twice and my mistakes were in third row each time.
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  6. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I should probably stick to black and white photography :laugh1:
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  7. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I just did it, on my un-calibrated LG 23" LED monitor, and scored 4 also. And, my problem, was also in the aquamarine spectrum.
  8. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
    4 also here. Also in the third row (won't try to give that a name) ... so what gives? Can't be us, must be the software ;)
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  9. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Blimey! Never thought of that - it MUST be the software, no other explanation for it :biggrin:
  10. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    There is an explanation, 10% of the male population suffer from blue/green colour blindness, as indeed I do, again it nearly blew my career as an electrical engineer out of the water before it even started.