Nokia Test Pattern Generator
Assessing the performance of computer monitors is a job for the trained eye of professionals, but pretty much any user can test their screen for flaws, provided the appropriate tools are available. For those who are still hanging on to their old CRT monitors and want to see if any running parameters were altered, a utility like Nokia Test Pattern Generator could come in very handy.
Out of the box deployment and ease of use
This particular program comes in a quite light package and the best thing about it is that you will not have to install anything. All the necessary dependencies are built-in and as soon as you run the executable, the tests will be available at your fingertips.
Nokia Test Pattern Generator runs in full screen in order to make sure all pixels are verified thoroughly. Inside the main window of the software, all the available tests are available and with a single click you can deploy any of them.
Evaluation of image parameters and distortions
To start checking if everything is in good working order, you will have to go through most, if not all of the verifications that can be made with this tool.
To begin with, a geometry test is advised, as it provides a lot of information about many picture parameters, so you should be able to improve centering (vertical and horizontal), height, width, pincushion and many more using the patterns that are displayed on screen.
Lighting and coloring can also be verified, as well as the convergence and image clarity. In case you experienced some irregularities when looking at the screen, checking the jitter, focus and the moire effect could help you identify the problem.
Quick and effective testing for any user
The numerous tests included in Nokia Test Pattern Generator cover pretty much all the areas that one such utility should. Simple to use by all users, experienced or not, the software is indeed a great solution for those who want to examine up close their CRT monitors.