All right fellas. I changed my camera setting to Raw. It was previously set to something the manual refers to as "Large/Fine." There is also an option to shoot both Raw and Large/Fine at the same time. I shot a few test shots around the house tonight. And I off-loaded them onto my computer. I saw what you were talking about with the RAW Conversion process when I went to open an image in PS. It gave me lots of options in terms of tweaking the image. Easy to screw things up if heavy-handed. But I also quickly saw what you were saying about bring life out of the shadows. Here's a shot of Petey laying under our coffee table. I bounced a flash off the ceiling but since he was laying under a solid-top table it created an odd effect. But as you'll see in the untouched shot the background is lost in black. But a few tweaks and the deep wood of my HT cabinet appeared out of nowhere. I think I prefer Petey, actually, though in the untouched image as he "pops" off the background.