Bill in Oregon says:
I use Xrite and just redid my Acer laptop, that's the one that has it's own desk in my car where 60 percent gets done between shoots, 'wish that &^%$ would stop tapping their brake light, it's distracting'.
I color correct all my systems so they are consistent, not because of some esoteric rhetoric. I just want my product to be consistent no matter which computer gets used. But on being consistent, every corrected monitor, laptop, their external monitors, the bi kahuna under the desk, and all systems I have ever had that I have corrected all ran cool and bright out of the box. 'Why?' we may ask. Well, I have read on numerous occasions that they are set to attract buyers. The manufacturers have discovered that a brighter and cooler display sells better and faster than a color corrected one.
Now to the sacrilegious part of my post. 'This is real estate photography,' it's not meant for Sunset Magazine, shiny magazine covers, or artful judging; it's to sell a property. We still need to do our best; that's what we are hired to do. Well, maybe our best do the homes an injustice. Maybe our color balanced (now warmer and darker) images don't look that good on everyone else's cool and bright systems. Maybe we should just try to make our work look good on the everyday computer, tablet, and phone. You know, the systems our clients and their clients use.
If so, then how do we re-calibrate our Spyders and Xbrite systems to mimic the factory monitor? I still want all my systems to produce the same results as each other.
Every time we talk about color calibration, everyone pretty much agrees that working with a calibrated monitor is one of the basic tenets of professional photography, and that it's cheap and easy to do. So even though your clients' monitor may not be calibrated, if you calibrate your monitor regularly, your work will be consistent and you've done the best that you can do.