So back in the US after a 7 month stint in Japan. My university forced me to return early from my year long study abroad near Kobe, Japan. It was a great time up until the earthquake. I still have hundreds of pictures to be processed in my new favorite tool Lightroom.
I have recently hooked up to a few external monitors and I was blown away but the color difference. I thought my monitor was pretty accurate on my dell laptop but I was totally wrong. The saturation of almost all my pictures was way higher than I thought. The photos look nothing like what I have on my screen.
Well.. I want to fix this! I know ultimately I will be getting a more accurate monitor from the likes of apple or lenovo, but I will likely continue working with a laptop for a long time. And I wont be upgrading anytime soon.
I was looking at spider calibration systems. Opinions?
Can anyone advise me on what is a good strategy of calibrating? And once I know how far off my monitor is.. does anyone know whats the best way to apply it in lightroom? I have read you can plug in a "color offset" of sorts and it will shift all the settings on all pictures.
I think this issue is very important in my photography and I want to solve it before I put a lot more time in editing. I am thinking that as long as all of my pictures look good on my monitor.. its only a question of a consistent offset being applied.