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Chapter 2. Tonal Correction > Add missing detail to your images

Add missing detail to your images

As we mentioned, an image is broken down into highlights, midtones, and shadows. The terms refer to relative luminance, or brightness, levels in a scene as well as in an image. Because of the limitations of a digital camera's CCD, all the luminance levels can't be rendered in an image as faithfully as they can be in the original scene.


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