Last week I got two questions (Justin and Patrick) on the subject of how should I calibrate my monitor for real estate photography?
Here is Justin's:
I haven't seen a lot of talk about monitor calibration on your site and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations when it comes to post-processing. At this time, I am using a Spyder4 Pro which is several years old. I am eyeing the Spyder5 Elite but if there is something better out there, I am all ears.
What is the standard to calibrate to? The only thing I can do to try to see what my clients are seeing is… not doing anything. Pull a monitor out of the box and start using it. Yes, I use sRGB--because that’s probably the default for everyone.
The fact is that well over 50% (perhaps as high as 70% depending on where you get your statistics) of your clients and their clients will be viewing your photos with an uncalibrated smartphone or tablet. So if you want to see what your work looks like to your clients just use that uncalibrated smartphone in your pocket!
Delivering photos in the sRGB color space is important because that is the color space that everything on the internet is.
Of course, this smartphone/tablet trend will continue. It won't be long before no one but professional people will use a desktop or laptop.