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How do I eliminate the Lightroom Calibration Version 4 highlight and shadow compression?

dmward

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When looking at images in Lightroom Develop Module its apparent that the Version 4 Calibration tone curve compresses the highlights and shadows.
I'd like to be able to have the option to start processing with a straight line tone curve that does not have these shoulder and toe curves applied.

Is anyone aware of a way to accomplish this?
 
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In the Tone Curve panel of Develop, at the bottom is a choice under "Point curve" among linear, medium contrast, and strong contrast. Choose "linear".
 
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Yeah, it rolls it off gently like film. Adjusting the Whites and Blacks sliders minimizes that roll off, for example, in a studio where you want to blow a white background.
 
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