Understanding why you can't trust your eyes


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Understanding why you can't trust your eyes

Let's discuss why monitor profiling is so important and why do you need hardware and software to do it? Why can't you just do it by eye? Well, the problem is your eyes are very adaptable. That's good for those of us walking around from light to dark areas and seeing different colors but we can easily be fooled when we're dealing with a monitor. Because your eyes adapt to colors they're influenced by surrounding colors. That's a reason you don't want to have a hot pink desktop on your screen, because your eyes will get something called color fatigue. They'll stop seeing that color.

They're also influenced by how much sleep you've had, what kind of mood you're in, how much coffee have you had, how many red bulls have you drank? They all affect your color perception and you need hardware and software to get your monitor to show you the best color it can. For example you may have seen this image before, it's kind of a famous image and notice the two squares o...

Understanding why you can't trust your eyes
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Understanding why you can't trust your eyes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Joe Brady as part of the Color Management Fundamentals

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