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The chemical process by which the latent image on exposed film is turned into a visible image.

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What is push/pull processing?

Researching nearby companies providing E-6 processing, I noticed some offer push/pull processing. What is it and when would I want it?
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What does it mean when film turns out transparent after being developed?

I had a B/W film turn out transparent after being developed. Does it mean that a) it was never exposed b) it was always overexposed or c) something went wrong during development?
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How do I develop black and white negatives at home?

C41 (color negative) processing is tricky and sensitive, so it's difficult to do at home. I'd still like to learn about film processing, and have heard that black and white negatives are fairly ...
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What is the easiest way to preserve old glass plate negatives?

I'm visiting my folks in France and our new 80 years old neighbor mentioned today that she has a nice collection of glass plate negatives dating back 1875. I can only assume this is what the Collodion ...
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Do disposible cameras go bad if you don't develop soon after using?

I've just found an old disposable camera after a bit of a tidy up, no idea what's on it. On the bottom it says develop by 08/2010 so it's about 6 months overdue. Will the images still be OK to ...
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What are my options for buying and developing film for a vintage 1913 Kodak camera?

Today I was given a vintage 1913 Kodak camera, a Kodak Premoette Junior. What sort of film was it originally designed for and where can I buy it and have it developed? Can I improvise with some sort ...
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Pushing film while stand developing?

Recently, I came across an experiment stand developing Kodak Tri-X. The photographer shoots the same scene at box speed (ISO 400), 800, 1600, and 3200. The entire roll is developed in Rodinal diluted ...
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Where can I get 4x5″, 5x7″, or 8x10″ color sheet film (or other hard-to-find exotic film) processed?

Where can I get XYZ exotic film processed? See below! Background: I've got a 4x5" view camera, and I'd like to shoot some color negatives on it, for printing in a color darkroom that I currently ...
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What's the best way to develop old, exposed film?

A friend of mine just found 3 rolls of exposed 135 (i.e. 35mm) film. They are at least 10 years old. He'd like to know if it is even worth taking them to the local hour photo lab but also if he should ...
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What does it mean to “mount” slide film for processing?

I just finished my first roll of a 35mm slide film and it is time to get it processed. I checked few places online and the options are to get them processed "mounted" or "unmounted". So what do ...
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Selenium to increase contrast?

I have been using selenium as the last step during negative development to increase durablilty of the negative. I was told that it can be used to increase the contrast of the negatives too. I tried, ...
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What options are there for inexpensive 35mm film developing and digitizing?

I have a large number of rolls of undeveloped 35mm file (over 100). What are some places I can find that will develop these for a reasonable price, and ideally digitize them for online download at the ...
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Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?

I usually set Lightroom to save the develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file, due to I don't like the whole "catalog" thing. Whenever I want to re-develop a photo, the developing information is right ...
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how can I learn the collodion process

After having quite success/fun with bromoil, I am thinking of trying collodion. Unfortuantely ressources about this process are extremely rare. Do you know of any, except the ones that google finds ...
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How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?

The question is pretty basic (and should be asked for reference's sake): how can I tell if I have over- or underdeveloped my film? What are the signs?
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Uses for cross-processing

What are the reasons to cross-process (developing C-41 film in E6 chemistry or vice versa) films? How repeatable are the results with the same film? In Flickr they all look different and you never ...
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How to proceed after having developed the negatives?

There are a lot of excellent questions (and answers!) about the process of developing (BW) film at home. I would like to try my hand at it, too. But it's not exactly clear how to proceed after ...
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Where can I develop 110 film?

Where can I develop 110 film from my Pentax 110 SLR?
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How long does undeveloped film last?

I received a Mamiya ZE-2 from a family member who discovered it in a closet. Along with the camera were 3 rolls of film - 2 in white plastic holders and one inside the camera. I have no idea what ...
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What are the results of developing slide film (E-6 process) with C41 chemicals?

I recently got hand on some rolls of 35mm slide film (Kodak Ektachrome), and was planning on developing them at home (bad experiences with photo labs). On a basis of budget, I wanted to develop them ...
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How do I decide what film developer to use?

I started developing my own films about a year ago and I am having a lot of fun, but it is also quite confusing. When I shoot black and white, I use mainly Kodak T-Max film, and some Ilford Delta ...
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What happens if I develop a color film as black and white?

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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Can I develop Kodak Ektachrome 160 film myself, and if so, how?

I have three (3) Kodak Ektachrome 160 Super 8 (process EM-26, Type G) cartridges that are undeveloped. How difficult would it be for a complete amateur to develop these? If it is not very ...
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Where is a really good place to get film developed by mail?

I'm looking for a place to get my 35mm film (color slide and B&W) developed and scanned by mail with a focus on quality. I have a good local shop about 10mi away from me that does great ...
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Scratches on negatives - me or them?

I've recently dug out my old SLR camera again. I've just got the prints and scans back from a reputable high-street company and I'm not very impressed with the results. For example: There's a big ...
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How to get film developed as a donation?

I have a group of special needs kids that received some disposable cameras as a donation. Now I have the expense of getting them developed. The cameras have 27 exposures. I was hoping to find a school ...
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How do I develop black and white film myself? [duplicate]

I have recently got a film SLR and I have shot a lot of pictures (say like 6 rolls in a weeks time). To develop these pictures in my area takes up to a week or two.... so what struck my head was to ...
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What causes flat-looking negatives while developing film?

My classmate developed a roll of 100 TMAX 35mm B/W, and some of them came out looking flat, but not all. What could account for this?
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How do I develop color negative (C41) film at home?

It's pretty easy to get color negatives processed for pretty cheap, but I'd like to learn about the process. How do I process color negatives at home? What chemicals and equipment will I need?
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How are images projected onto photographic paper in digital minilabs?

I've come across references to digital minilabs, which project digital photographs onto standard photographic paper and then develop them using the same chemical processes as traditional film ...
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What kind of professional film developing equipment is used in photo shops/labs?

I'm mainly asking about the film ⇒ negative process, not about making of prints. Is the process automised? With what kind of devices? Are the devices one-size-fits-all or is a different device needed ...
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Sheet film development Vs Roll film development

In this Wikipedia article: Unlike sheet film, in which each negative can be individually developed, an entire roll must be given the same development, so that N+ and N− development are normally ...
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What's an SS contact?

In this place I might go this afternoon to have my film developed, they quote a price for Processing + SS contact. What is this? I looked everywhere online couldn't find an answer. Thx!
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Film question: is Arista EDU Ultra 400 still “like” Tri-X 400?

Film cheapskates know that Arista EDU Ultra 400 was a bargain version of Kodak Tri-X 400, at least in 35mm. I'ver heard it's no longer that. Does anyone know what it is now, or at what speed it should ...
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Where to get film developed and high quality scans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is a really good place to get film developed by mail? I've recently picked up an old Canon SLR and wanted to experiment with it. Unfortunately, I've found it ...
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What process was used to make this glass plate?

I have an old glass positive photo from about 1850. Does anyone know what process was used? Heliotipy? Puharotipy? I'm think that the author of the image is Puhar I have an appointment with the ...
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Develop 110 film? [duplicate]

So I recently bought a 1974 Vivitar 602 camera (23mm 1:4). I'm new to using film and I'm curious as to if any drug stores, such as cvs, walgreens, etc., develop this type of film. I know Walmart ...