Okay, I just got Spyder 3 Express and used it last night. I had to get a new computer a few weeks ago, and things look so much brighter on this than they used to look on my old laptop. I figured I might as well go ahead and calibrate now before I got too used to the way things look on here anyway. I guess I was expecting some incredible difference, but I didn't really notice much to be honest. I mean, when I switch back and forth between calibrated and uncalibrated, I could see a slight difference but nothing too earth-shattering, kwim?
So I suppose that means my lack of any ability to spot skin tone issues is a matter of needing to train my eyes, not calibrate my screen. Darn!
What about the brightness factor? My siggy pic, for example? The grass looks soooo bright to me now (didn't look that way when I edited it on the laptop). Does it look super bright to you all? Do I need to tone down the brightness of this monitor or something? Or do you think it was the uncalibratedness (haha) of the old laptop that I used to edit on? Any ideas?