[will edit to links later] Here's something for you... I went back to my first D70 shots the other day, which are JPEGs. I didn't really know what I was doing at the time (if I had, I'd have shot RAW) and they're particularly flat, D70 trademark images. Here's one: http://wapoc.com/crap/orig1.jpg Here's the same image, post processed: http://wapoc.com/crap/replacement1.jpg Mainly all I did was set the grey point and play with curves. There's a bit more to it than that, but not much. Here's another: http://wapoc.com/crap/Random2_sm.jpg and the original: http://wapoc.com/crap/lazare.jpg The processed versions might not be to everyone's tastes but I'm sure you agree that something needed doing, and that they're not inherently completely crap shots in the first place if they can be turned into these.