I seem to have a problem processing photos and I am not sure where I am going wrong.
The issue is on my desktop monitor the photos look great. Overall vivid color, brightness, contrast etc. When I export the photos and view them on my laptop all of that is gone. The color isn't as vivid, parts of the image appears blown out, etc.
Here are my steps of how I generally process. I will open the RAW photos in Lightroom. I normally will let Camera Raw try
Auto first and see how it does then tweak it from there. After that I might add some Topaz Plugin Adjustments. Once the images look okay on my screen I will then choose to export the images.
Here is a screenshot of my export settings:
What is it I am just not doing right? I do not have any hardware calibration on my monitors. Is there no other way for me to get photos without buying a hardware monitor calibration unit? I am beyond frustrated with this problem at this point.
Note: While every monitor is going to be different, I still should be able to create an overall good experience. I do not have that at this point.
Here is an example photo:
On my screen nothing is blown out and the colors are vivid. When viewed on my laptop the clouds are blown out and it isn't showing as beautiful as it actually is.