For those of you who care about such things, I found a new bit of software that can be used for calibrating the color on your monitor. I installed it last night and I could see a HUGE difference immediately (and now I understand why some of my photos that were great on screen had a funny tinge when I printed them).
The software is apparently similar to the Adobe Gamma utility that may or may not still be shipping with Photoshop CS3 and above. (Oddly enough, even though Adobe says it’s not included, some people say they have found it.) It’s free through a Creative Commons license, and if Norton Internet Security is to be trusted, it appears to be safe.
Here’s the link: www.calibrize.com. Enjoy!