[argyllcms] Monitor screen color unevenness/irregularity

  • From: Alexey Blinov <abvgdee@xxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:47:44 +0400


I measured color on different places on a fully white screen. When visualized 
on the CIE 1931 x,y plane, I got an area of size around 0.01. The distance 
between two closest shades of white (255,255,255 and 254,255,255) is around 
8e-4. Accuracy of the colorimeter, i.e. the diameter of the smallest circle 
enclosing many measurements of same color at same place, is around 4e-4.

So, variations of color on the screen is around 10 times more than the 
variation due to limited (8-bit per channel) digital representation. Who 
measured such unevenness of professional monitors, could you post your results?

If it's common, doesn't calibrating process look like asking what is the 
weather in Africa? (where?!!)

My monitor (not pro): CRT Samsung SyncMaster 797DF. Same result (0.01 
variation) for LCD screen of IBM ThinkPad X40. Colorimeter: DTP94.

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