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As the title says, what happens if I develop a color film exactly as I would do with a black and white film?

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I know this has been answered before on this site, but I can't find it. Maybe @mattdm can? –  dpollitt May 29 '13 at 20:22
    
I just recently did this with some of my old film, but I don't know enough to answer anything ;) I'd love to find out how it affects the darkroom exposure though and if filters would be needed –  Dreamager May 29 '13 at 20:45

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You can develop E6 and C41 slide or negative film with B&W developers and get monochromatic results. With Kodak film you'll have the orange cast, but you can still scan or print from the negative.

I've seen mention of people using Acufine/Diafine and Rodinal, but never tried it myself. Good examples here: Cross-processing colour film in b&w chemicals

You can also use C41 processing on B&W film if you skip the bleach step, which would wipe out anything on the negative.

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