Definitions for "Tonal Range"
Photographer term for density range. Tone Compression - Reduction in the tonal range from original scene to printed reproduction.
The difference between the brightest and the darkest tone in a photograph or offset lithographic print.
Light, dark and mid tones in a photographic image are described in terms of its tonal range. If there are all tones present it is said to have a full tonal range, if there is a predominance of either light or dark tones, the tonal range is said to be restricted.