Definitions for "Tone Compression"
A term used in scanning and image editing that refers to compressing the broad range of tones and colors in an image down to the narrower range available on a printing press.
Reductions of an original tonal range to a tonal range achievable through the reproduction process.
Reduction of the tonal range of the original photographic image to the tonal range that is achievable with the combination of printing process, ink and paper used to reproduce the image.
An image editing term referring to setting the highlight and shadow dot percentages to values specified by your commercial printer.