We are having a photo review class this next monday for my photography class. I had some of my images printed (RitzPix) in 4x6 (16 free prints) to test out how they looked before I printed them in 5x7 for the final prints.
What I'm frustrated by is how dark my images are. They also don't look as sharp and crisp. I uploaded the original JPEG file that I converted from RAW. I know that using a low quality processor like RitzPix will do that, but they look so right on my laptop. I suppose the only way to fix this is to either brighten up all my images BRIGHTER than my monitor looks or to get calibrated...or use a better picture processor? I'm just lost because I want to start printing my images but I'm afraid they will all turn out like crap.
Thanks greatly in advance.