>It's amazing the difference in texture I see using a product >like Nik's Color Efex Tonal Contrast.
Hi Eric. I think this is an excellent point. I too see this. It brings up local contrast. I think of it as micro-burning and dodging if that makes any sense. It increases texture, apparent sharpness, vibrance, clarity, etc.
>As you correctly point out, monitors and printers have similar >limitations. Get a really nice high resolution monitor and >you'll see problems that don't show up in a print.
I guess the trick is to set the white point and black point correctly so that the tonal range of the image is not greater than that of the final output.