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How do I evaluate a camera's JPEG tone curve options when the manufacturer only provides flowery prose?

There aren't many options for RAW development for the Fujifilm's X-Pro 1 because of its unique sensor layout. However, Fujifilm has clearly spent a lot of time working on the in-camera JPEG results, ...
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What does it mean to shoot in flat colors?

I read somewhere that you should shoot in "flat colors" to make it easy to work in post-production. What does "flat" mean?
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What is the Lightroom equivalent of setting the contrast to -2 in the camera?

I am playing with the different picture styles directly from my Canon 5D-II and I would like to know if there is some sort of mapping with what I can do in Lightroom. What is the equivalent of -2 ...
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What exactly does Tone Curve do in Lightroom?

In simple terms, what does Tone Curve in LR actually do?. I can see the results of changing Tone Curve by playing around with it, but I don't really understand scientifically what it actually does. I ...
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How many stops are there between middle gray and white point?

I’m trying to wrap my head around the relation between exposure, dynamic range, stops of light, and middle gray. I’m going to ask several questions on that topic. Some of them can be stupid or ...
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Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?

I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is there ...