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Tonal Range is the various shades of grey between absolute black and absolute white

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How is tonal range of a colored image mapped to a scale of 0-255 in RGB histogram?

RGB histogram (as displayed by Adobe Photoshop) of a colored image maps the available tonal range to a scale of 0-255 (pure black to pure white on horizontal axis). Tonal range, the way I understand, ...
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What does “Tone” mean?

I hear "Tone", "Tonal scale/range" in the context of photography. What does it actually mean?
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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

Creating high-quality photo prints using an ink jet printer is no trivial matter. Depending on the tonal range and color depth desired and the expected viewing platform, how you approach printing may ...
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How and why do you use an image histogram?

I realize that an image histogram is a graphical display of an images tonal distribution (i.e. horizontal darks to lights, vertical pixel distribution), but how does one really use it and why? I mean, ...