How accurate is color capture from a computer monitor?

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How accurate is the Adobe Capture app on an Android for taking hex colors on a computer monitor?

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

Using an app within the browser would be accurate, because all the physical devices are out of the loop - the browser know what color numbers it is supposed to be rendering. The actual display isn't used, which is good.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I wouldn't count on it being accurate at all, from a strictly numbers standpoint.

Variables include:

  1. Monitor calibration
  2. Monitor brightness
  3. Ambient light
  4. Camera calibration on the smart phone

Changing any one of these just a tiny bit will produce different results in the captured swatch.

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Enthusiast ,
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Thank you for your input.

Do you have any recommendations on getting the most accurate colors using Adobe Capture? Or, would I be better off using a color picker app from my browser? Would what you mentioned above alter the colors captured as well?

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Using an app within the browser would be accurate, because all the physical devices are out of the loop - the browser know what color numbers it is supposed to be rendering. The actual display isn't used, which is good.

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