Thought of this thread again this week, and finally decided to do some experimentation...
Firstly I snuck downstairs to the theatre, and stole some green lighting gel.
- Yes - I actually do live above a theatre.
- No - I don't wear a mask and drop chandeliers on people.
Cut a section and stuck it over one of my screens. Took a photo.IDEA: Emulate a green monitor to reduce eye strain.
Verdict: The photo doesn't do it justice. The screen goes green... very green! Deep saturated green. I certainly knocks off a lot of the glare, but having a second shiny reflective surface over the screen adds extra reflections of the room, and the monitor itself. Plus it hasn't achieved the real solution - green on black; but has given dark green on light green.
On to Edvard's idea...
Pulled up the nVidia control panel and quickly discovered that the Advanced colour options would allow you to completely invert the colour scheme...IDEA: Emulate a green monitor to reduce eye strain.IDEA: Emulate a green monitor to reduce eye strain.
Verdict: Total inversion generally cuts down the glare, but looks very odd indeed. Sites that use a lot of black, suddenly become very bright!
So a bit more twiddling to knock out (almost) all the red and blue gives a pretty good emulation of a green screen...IDEA: Emulate a green monitor to reduce eye strain.IDEA: Emulate a green monitor to reduce eye strain.
Verdict: Looks pretty good to me. Obviously a green screen has drawbacks - you certainly don't want to be doing any graphical work with this setup - but for reading text late at night, I found it very comfortable indeed.