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First, thank you all so much for replying in such a constructive and well way. I really appreciate that!
Since you all are experiencing the photos to be overexposed I think that I have to deal with that matter first.
I am using a NEC multisync PA241w freshly calibrated with Spectraview II and a Spyder 3 hardware calibrator.
When the first poster said that many photos were overexposed I just shrug my neck and thought that he was the one with bad monitor/bad calibration. But when I read further down and noticed that pretty much all of you are experiencing the same thing, I started to do some google-researching.
As Cgardner said, I am editing in 16-bit mode and just shrink the image and ctrl+alt+shift+S in adobe photoshop CS5 when I export for web. So with this file and my 16-bit master TIFF-file in full resolution I did a little test.
I copied the photo of the many people with many dogs on my website and imported it into PS. Then I imported my TIFF-file and made it 900px. Flipped from first image to next image, couldn't see any difference in light at all.
Then I made a "Levels" filter and hold alt to see the clipping, as cgardner did. And well, in my tiff file there were no clipping at all, but in the web-file it was.
So this may be obvious for you guys, but I did not know that the levels were changed when saved for web with Photoshops save for web function.
But the problem persisted, I can not see any visual differences in these photos! And I do have a hardware-calibrated NEC-screen for christ sake!?
My next move: I looked at the two photos JHut posted. The above one seems fairly correct to me. A little fresh-bright but not even close to "overexposed". So I dragged the browser to my uncalibrated samsung syncmaster-monitor next to my NEC and finally realised what you guys was talking about. The above photo was waaaay to bright and the photo below was more correct.
This is confusing me alot. I have used my NEC-screen with same calibration for many, many prints. And they have come out really good. Almost as viewed on screen.
My calibration in SpectraView II is set to "Photo editing sRGB". This would mean that my nec monitor is calibrated for prints, right? And apparently there is another calibration for web, which you guys are using?
I cannot find and matching settings in SpectraView for web-calibration...
Am I right or am I way off?
I thought I knew something about monitor calibration. Apparently I barely know anything...
I would really apprieciate someone to help me out on this one. My brain is pretty messed up now xD
And ye, sorry for my bad english...