So I finally sucked it up and got the Color Vision Spyder Express software for calibrating my monitor. OMG, what a difference it makes. Both my laptop and desktop monitors were evidently displaying cooler than they should. Also, my pictures are sharper! I think the colors were blending in a way that was muddying my pictures. Needless to say, I will not be going uncalibrated ever again. The best part is that most of my pictures, despite being PP on a monitor that was so jacked up, just look way better. I had been wondering why my pictures seemed to be underexposed all the time, even though the histogram showed they were ok. BTW, I ordered the software from Amazon.com on Tuesday. I got an email in just a couple of hours telling me it shipped. It was supposed to be delivered Monday but I got it yesterday (just 2 days after it shipped). If you haven't calibrated your monitor yet, do it!!! I paid less than $70 for the software + shipping. I can finally post some pictures without worrying that they are unintentionally messed up by a bad profile. I gotta get out and shoot today!!