rEvolutionist wrote:By the way, there's no point calibrating your monitor unless you do serious print work, or your prints are so far off what you see on your monitor. I've only ever calibrated by hand (i.e. fiddle with the contrast/brightness/colour settings of the monitor by guesstimate).
I disagree. At least do a visual gamma calibration, and check how it shows shadows/highlights. That is if you are at all interested in how other people might see pictures you post, and how the pictures from others might look to the poster. This becomes extra important when the pictures have a lot of shadow detail, like evening/night pics.
Obviously there are gazillions of uncalibrated screens out there, so you cannot win them all.