Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Test how well you can see color hues

Photographer

chasecaleb

Posts: 154

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I found this interesting, it's an online version of the FM 100 hue test (which I haven't heard of before). I scored 16, how about you?

http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77

Jan 18 13 10:18 pm Link

Photographer

SYCF

Posts: 276

Los Angeles, California, US

Did the first try pretty quick and got an 8. Challenge accepted, spent a few more minutes the second time around and got a 0. big_smile

Jan 18 13 11:06 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1045

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Long time ago did the test and was 4, repeated and got 0, this time 4 again...
Not 100% sure but I guess +- the same errors smile
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt136/Pictus171/ctestb_zps951fbb8b.png

Jan 18 13 11:15 pm Link

Photographer

Mask Photo

Posts: 1404

Fremont, California, US

Yeah, i'm always pretty happy with my results on that test.

On the downside, when my wife looks at what I'm wearing and asks if I'm colorblind, i know i really just have terrible fashion sense.

Jan 19 13 02:17 am Link

Photographer

outtamymind photo

Posts: 50

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

just did it while being up for 20 hours and working on photo's for the last 5.

got a score of 4

Jan 19 13 03:24 am Link

Retoucher

ilham parma

Posts: 205

Bontang, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q444/ad4mska/Huue-test_zps51358ade.jpg

My try.

Jan 19 13 10:04 am Link

Photographer

Tahir SOYLU

Posts: 29

İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

I did 3

Jan 19 13 10:20 am Link

Photographer

TareqPhoto

Posts: 291

'Ajmān, 'Ajmān, United Arab Emirates

Just did it now first try, and i got 3, not bad when i know i was working on my Dell laptop at dark room sleepy and the monitor is not that perfect and didn't calibrate it again long time ago since 2 years.

Jan 19 13 12:16 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

I'm going to pray that my score of 20 can be attributed to a laptop that isn't color managed. But now my head is throbbing and I'm questioning my career choice.

Jan 19 13 12:32 pm Link

Photographer

chasecaleb

Posts: 154

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
I'm going to pray that my score of 20 can be attributed to a laptop that isn't color managed. But now my head is throbbing and I'm questioning my career choice.

That's what I was thinking after I saw everyone's scores. I'm just going to chalk it up to a laptop with an un-calibrated matte screen + after midnight + staring at it for too long.

Jan 19 13 04:30 pm Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

18, oh well.

Jan 19 13 05:53 pm Link

Model

n p

Posts: 257

New York, New York, US

Holy poops I got a 0. Is that good? I'm a bit confused with the scoring system.

Jan 19 13 06:28 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38588

Portland, Oregon, US

Nicole Packs  wrote:
Holy poops I got a 0. Is that good? I'm a bit confused with the scoring system.

Zero is perfect.

I've done the test before, need to go find my results.

They were not THAT good sad

Jan 19 13 06:42 pm Link

Retoucher

BorderlineBunny

Posts: 2201

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

Hadn't calibrated for a week, got a 4.

Hastily calibrated and  tried again, got a 0. Yay for calibration.

Jan 19 13 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

chasecaleb

Posts: 154

Kansas City, Missouri, US

BorderlineBunny wrote:
Hadn't calibrated for a week, got a 4.

Hastily calibrated and  tried again, got a 0. Yay for calibration.

Okay, I'm clinging onto the hope that half of my problem is calibration tongue Just goes to prove that I'm crazy using an un-calibrated laptop screen for all my photo work.

Jan 19 13 09:42 pm Link

Photographer

YRG Studios

Posts: 20

Villa Rica, Georgia, US

I hit 46 pretty bad OMG!

Jan 19 13 09:42 pm Link

Model

Cree Synster

Posts: 275

Milledgeville, Georgia, US

YRG I also got a bad score xD I blame the fact that it's almost 2 in the morning here and staring at the color spectrum on the test for too long.....the colors starts jumping around each other. and blaaaah x_X

Jan 19 13 10:57 pm Link

Photographer

Ron Musser Photography

Posts: 107

Sacramento, California, US

no use I am colorblind.

Jan 19 13 11:03 pm Link

Photographer

chasecaleb

Posts: 154

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Synster Veronica wrote:
YRG I also got a bad score xD I blame the fact that it's almost 2 in the morning here and staring at the color spectrum on the test for too long.....the colors starts jumping around each other. and blaaaah x_X

Seriously. I felt like my eyes were going to start bleeding because they couldn't focus on the screen right. Definitely had to force myself to look up at the wall and refocus every thirty seconds or so.

Jan 19 13 11:13 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38588

Portland, Oregon, US

Ron Musser Photography wrote:
no use I am colorblind.

Though, it does help to illustrate the colors that you have trouble with, and might not be bad to see if there are any other colors that my be starting to be troublesome that were not previously issues.

Jan 19 13 11:28 pm Link

Photographer

Ron Musser Photography

Posts: 107

Sacramento, California, US

i can see the difference in contrast most people that are colorblind are red, green color blind my color blindness is almost complete.

Jan 19 13 11:36 pm Link

Photographer

rfordphotos

Posts: 4890

Antioch, California, US

actually surprised I did as well as I did.... a 3.

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww216/mudbug73/color.jpg

Jan 20 13 12:20 am Link

Retoucher

Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Here is a tip. Take one square and move it around way off from  where it should be and you will see much more objectively, it doesn't give you time for your eyes to adapt. It's the same principle as when you move the opacity slider really quickly left and right and don't let your eyes adapt so you can find the sweet spot. Apply the same principle here and you should beat the game without to much trouble. Remember: the slower you wait to move the square around the bigger the chance of tricking yourself.

My score.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4224/28372289.jpg

Cheers!

Jan 20 13 02:11 am Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

I need to do this again at a different time of the day with my glasses on lol, 11

Jan 20 13 02:24 am Link

Retoucher

Alexander Rybachev

Posts: 70

Samara, Samara, Russia

my try ))

Your score: 4
Gender: Male
Age range: 30-39
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

Jan 20 13 06:23 am Link

Photographer

Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Pelham, New York, US

I started it then got bored. Probably means I have ADT smile

Jan 20 13 06:37 am Link

Photographer

Starsquid

Posts: 356

s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

That was fun (and satisfying big_smile )

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv133/bucketphoto00/color_zps447b705c.jpg

Jan 20 13 06:41 am Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

Jeff Fiore wrote:
I started it then got bored. Probably means I have ADT smile

Adenosine triphosphate?
Ohwait.

Jan 21 13 03:57 pm Link

Photographer

Chronos Creations

Posts: 353

Benidorm, Valencia, Spain

Yay Zero!

I wonder how different the world would look to someone that got a score of 30 or something compared to way people with perfect vision or close to perfect vision see colours.

Jan 21 13 06:46 pm Link

Photographer

Crows Photography

Posts: 229

Dothan, Alabama, US

4

Jan 21 13 07:00 pm Link

Photographer

PhotoSeven

Posts: 1194

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

eh

20 on a laptop... oh well

Jan 21 13 07:08 pm Link

Photographer

Murad rm Photography

Posts: 676

London, England, United Kingdom

jealous of all those perfect scores :p

Mine was 28! not good

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Jan 21 13 08:17 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1045

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I recalibrate the monitor with a better hardware and also now it is midday and the vision is not tired...
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt136/Pictus171/Snap1sff_zps77e8fbb8.png

Jan 22 13 06:01 am Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

I scored 7 with my laptop big_smile

Jan 22 13 11:07 am Link

Photographer

Garnet Thomas

Posts: 27

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

0 with my 6-bit uncalibrated TN monitor.

Jan 22 13 11:32 pm Link

Photographer

Barely StL

Posts: 923

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I got an 8. I've taken the test before. Don't remember my score, but it seems like it was about the same.

Highest score for people in my age group (60-69) was 1970. (Hey, that was a pretty good year. A guy at the AP nominated me for "Oklahoma Newsman of the Year." I came in second. No cigar.) How come the scale only goes to 99? lol

I haven't calibrated my monitor in about six months though.

Jan 23 13 12:07 am Link

Photographer

JNH_Photography

Posts: 595

Chillicothe, Ohio, US

Got 3. smile

Jan 23 13 01:27 am Link

Model

Santa Claus

Posts: 257

Seattle, Washington, US

15.  I'm not surprised, I have a tough time with white balance.  (Don't say you didn't notice:-)  But it's OK, I usually work with bright colors!

Jan 23 13 01:49 pm Link

Model

Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I got an 11. Ive scored lower before on different monitors and when my eyes werent already hurting me like they are today.


I always think its interesting to watch how other people try to complete the test. Almost everyone Ive had take the test in front of me actually tries to go one tile at a time from the right or the left. They spend a lot of time on it and get frustrated. Ive always found it easier to just start moving the colors in their respective directions and then order them after theyre sorted (order the whole group of blues, for example, instead of trying to pick which exact blue goes next with a bunch of green tiles in the way)


Edit: just re-took it with the lights off and scored a 0

Jan 23 13 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

Glendora, California, US

I love that test.  I scored a zero on my monitor.  I scored an 8 on my Mom's, so calibration makes a difference.

Jan 23 13 03:56 pm Link