The EIZO monitor test lets you quickly and easily assess your monitor’s image quality.* You can carry out 13 individual tests to check how uniform the image display is across the entire monitor, for example, or if the text is displayed sharply. You can check your monitor for defective pixels and get a sense of its viewing angle stability.
Click below to put your monitor to the test now!
Note: You will be directed to the EIZO Belgium website.
Note : The EIZO monitor test consists of various test scenarios that your monitor can handle to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the model. For example, gaming monitors are distinguished by particularly short response times, whereas graphic monitors impress with a particularly homogenous image display and smooth gradients. You should therefore always assess your monitor within the context of its respective device category. For this reason, please note the manufacturer specifications (especially for the defective pixel test). It is recommended that you carry out the monitor test in a dark room. This allows you to precisely assess even dark image areas.
Preparation for Monitor Test
In order to ensure meaningful test results, your monitor should already be warmed up prior to testing (ideally for 30 minutes). You should also clean the display prior to testing, since reflected light could cause dust particles to look like defective pixels.
Is your system capable of displaying 10bit simultaneous colour on screen?
Monitor: Must be a ColorEdge CGX, CG, CS. More recent ColorEdge monitors will display 10-bit on screen if a 10-bit signal is being output from your computer via your video (graphics) card. You can confirm this by navigating to the SIGNAL section of the monitor's OSD.
Mac: check your System Report:
About this Mac > Overview > System Report > Graphics/Displays
Framebuffer Depth: 10-bit = 30-bit colour (8-bit = 24-bit colour)
Windows: Set your graphics card driver to 10-bit output first, reboot, then check the SIGNAL settings via your EIZO's OSD buttons to ensure the monitor is receiving a 10-bit signal. Here's how (NVIDEA example below, click HERE for ATI / AMD instructions on the eizoglobal site).
For working in 10-bit mode in Photoshop
"It can be a little confusing because there are two types of 10-bit video: 10-bit at the OS level, and OpenCL 10-bit in Photoshop.'
Both have to be set to 10-bit for it to work."
Photoshop instructions below...
Before you embark on this, please be aware that some Photoshop functionality (various layers & filters) are not optimized for 10-bit display so Photoshop will silently revert to 8-bit. There is no place in Photoshop that states whether you are viewing 10-bit or 8-bit on screen (as at July 2019)
Select "30-bit Display" in Advanced Graphics Processor preferences.
Re-boot and check Advanced Graphics Processor is still set to 30-Bit Display
Download and open the 10-BIT TEST file as well as the 8-BIT TEST file below (more instructions on what to do with this later)
Ensure the info panel RGB is set to 16-bit (right-click on eye dropper icon) per below: