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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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Uneven tank development

I've had a similar problem before with tray development, but I've since moved an hour away and switched to tank development. Tank development seemed to fix the problem for the past >100 negatives ...
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35mm film - put fixer immediately after developer instead of water

Is that mistake what caused this strange bleeding effect of the shadows? See image below: You can really see it above my keyboard here on the phone holder. It's like a big blob of shadow. This is ...
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Is my film exposed or not? [duplicate]

Here is a riddle: Found old rolls of film among grandpas things. They are tightly wrapped in tin foil. Back in the day in Russia (where he was from) there were no disposable film canisters, all ...
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Are these light leaks caused by a problem with my Leica M6, or could they have happened in the development process?

I've had my leica m6 since 2007 and never experienced any problems with light leaks on my 35mm scans. Recently, I shot 5 rolls of Fuji 400H. 2 of the rolls came back with some very subtle light ...
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How do different developing fluids affect black and white film?

I have returned from a month long trip in America, and when I was there I took over 30 rolls of black and white film. Now that I'm in the UK, I'd like to get these developed. Because of the cost I ...
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How is it possible to produce positive images from negative film or paper by modifying the development process?

According to an answer to Is there (or was there ever) a process that directly produced a reflective positive?: In theory, you could even process any regular 'negative' photo paper in a reversal ...
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What caused these strange patches on developed film negatives?

I'm getting strange patches on film negative. Sometimes they are very big, but they also seem to appear along the border of the film. I've just CLAed my camera. MY fixer is very recent so I'm not ...
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What exactly does it mean to say that a certain film or process 'is tolerant' or 'has latitude'?

Millions of photographs have been taken with simple cameras with no exposure control, under very varied lighting conditions (scenes, that if they were metered for, would entail several stops' ...
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What are these vertical lines of my negative?

I've recently been home developing C-41 film with the tetenal colortec c-41 kit. I use the Paterson reel tank and use the stick for agitation and a controlled water bath. My current theory is that it'...
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What VueScan settings can you recommend for scanning B&W negatives from C41 emulsion?

I use: Nikon CoolScan LS-5000 negative scanner VueScan scanning software Agfa Vista Plus 200 or other cheap film (C41) B&W chemistry I get acceptable results quite easily, but my standards for ...
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Horizontal line across beginning of film roll

I just developed a roll of negative (HP5+, shot with a film Leica), and there is a horizontal line across the first few frames (like 4 or 5). It is on the negative, so it's not an issue with the ...
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Why are there little white dots on my bw negative, and how can I fix it?

I've been deving some bw film at home, but on one of my negatives there are a lot of little white spots everywhere. Why has this happened, how can I prevent it from happening again, and how can I fix ...
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Transparent negatives including leader - but edge markings present!

I know similar questions have been answered but I have a specific unusual addition that I can’t work out. Developed tri-x 400 in d76 1:1 last night using the timings from the packaging that have ...
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Is negative's contrast change by the developement process different from software contrast adjustment of the negative's scan?

Let's assume that I have an exposed frame with the contrast range not fully covered (and let's assume that I just want the scan). I have two options: develop it normally, scan and then work on this ...
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Why does saturation drop in the shadow areas?

source: http://www.vintag.es/2012/11/ussr-in-colour-photos-1963.html My question is the following: Why does the saturation drops in the shadow areas? Has it something to do with the blue-ish sky ...
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My developer went dark quickly — what went wrong?

My developer went dark in a few days, without using it... I recently change my storing pots. Is it the air or the darkness where I failed?
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Agfacolor 80s: which processing chemistry?

I purchased 2 rolls of Agfacolor 80s on ebay which have been expired since 1983. I am curious whether this film needs to be processed in Kodak's C-41/Agfa's AP70 or in the Agfacolor process known as ...
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Why did my developed photos come back blue outdoors (and fine indoors)?

Just bought an Olympus 35RC on the cheap. To try it out I bought a Kodak Ultra Max 400 (24 exposures), fired them off and sent them to be developed. The photos I got back were... well... blue? The ...
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What process should I use for developing old (Ferrania?) CR50?

I have some old film cans which are marked as 'exposed' and 'CR50'. From what I can tell, this is most likely to be Ferrania CR50, but that's an assumption. I've done a fair bit of B&W ...
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How to read a color negative?

I've been experimenting with home c41 development recently and I am trying to find the sweet spot when it comes to getting the most from my negatives. My most recent attempt made sure to keep the ...
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Is it worth trying to process film shot in 1989? (Fall of the Berlin Wall)

The "Can I develop my b&w film a year after shooting it?" question got me to thinking... I have some film, both B&W and colo(u)r, which I shot the night the Berlin Wall fell at Checkpoint ...
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Can I develop my b&w film a year after shooting it?

I am a US citizen spending about a year in Germany and I've been shooting black and white film (ilford delta 400). I'm nervous about my film being in someone else's hands so I would prefer to develop ...
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How to develop a b&w photo without stopping its development?

I have a b&w photo. The effect I want to achieve after developing it. That the photo itself will be visible. But when exposed to light will continue to degrade (continue to develop). I thought ...
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How do I find the developing time for Fomapan 400 using Fomatol P (Bromophen)?

I need to develop a Fomapan 400 film using Fomatol P (Bromophen). Does anybody know where should I look for the developing time charts? The film is in black and white.
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How should I calculate push-processing for C41 in B&W chemistry?

I usually develop my cheap C41 200 ISO films (from http://poundland.co.uk) films in B&W chemistry (Promicrol) at 20 degrees for 12 minutes. If I meter for 400 or even 800 ISO (so I can pretend to ...
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What might cause my film SLR to produce partially black/missing frames?

Been shooting on my Pentax ME and been having some problems. Firstly, some pictures are missing off my rolls of films when I get them developed, like around 10 pictures. I guess this could have been ...
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How should I develop old 120 film that has no indication of color, ISO, or process?

My Grandpa found an old 120 film in his Flexaret camera and asked me to develop it. The problem is that on the film is no text and I have no idea about the type (color or b&w?), ISO or what ...
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Why must unexposed and undeveloped film be handled in total darkness? [duplicate]

Why must unexposed and undeveloped film be handled in total darkness? Why can analogue, unexposed and undeveloped monochromatic photographic paper be handled in red/ yellow safelights without getting ...
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Do crystals at the bottom of R09 one shot developer indicate that it's gone bad?

I have an open bottle of R09 developer and it has crystals at the bottom of the bottle. Is it an indication that it has gone bad?
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Weird artifacts when using Tmax 100 for black-and-white reversal processing

I'm new to film development and previously managed to develop two rolls of Kodak Tri-x 400 (let's call roll A and B) using reversal processing: D-11, dichromate bleach, D-72. Today I tried to develop ...
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What is this camera / Can I develop the film?

I have this awesome-looking old film camera and I don't know anything about it: Can anybody possibly tell me something about it? I'm interested in the history of this cameras model as well as all the ...
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Why are my negatives completely black and opaque when developing with caffenol?

I recently tried caffenol development for the first time. I was developing TriX shot at 1600, which I couldn't find a developing time for. I went with a two hour stand development and noticed that ...
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Can 35mm film be developed if it's been ripped out of canister?

I am a total beginner and my Pentax K 1000 has jammed a few times. Being the noob I am I ripped the film from the canister. I have the film rolls but the film itself is not in the canister. Can I ...
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What's causing the definition and colour problem with my photos?

I took a series of photos yesterday that are generally grainy, have inconsistent colour shifts and have soft detail (I can't see as much as I'd expect in facial details, for instance). Original image ...
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Why do my prints turn black when developing with tetenal developer? [closed]

Why do my prints turn black as soon as I put them in tetenal developer? I have followed insructions with the developer, but the prints still turn black.
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Do defunct films formats really mean the pictures can never be seen?

In last week's issue of the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead wrote: The last facility that processed Kodachrome film, which many mid-century photographers used, ceased to do so in 2010. An undeveloped roll ...
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How to store exposed sheet film

Suppose I wanted several containers to store exposed 4x5 negatives, but I didn't have enough empty negative boxes. What could I easily buy or make that I could safely store exposed negatives in?
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Is there any way to revive expired polaroid film?

I have been using some expired Polaroid 600 film from 2004 and all of my images come out with uneven development. I know the colors are bad and there's nothing I can do about that, but what I want is ...
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What is the black silt in bottom of my film developer?

I'm new to developing sheet film and I've just noticed that a fine black silt is accumulating in the bottom of my developing tray. My only guess is that it may be residue from the antihalation layer. ...
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My prints have a psychedelic mottled surface — did I make a mistake in developing?

my prints have a hazy psychedelic mottled surface. Someone told me it is because I have them in the developer for only a few seconds and they need to be in for 30 seconds, but then they would get too ...
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Controlling darkroom chemistry temperatures automatically

The temperatures in my house fluctuate wildly. I spend a fair amount of time before printing just bringing my chemistry to temperature. Are there any automated solutions or aids that help with this? I'...
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Is transparency film (E-6 process) likely to be produced in the future?

Black & white film is going strong (with Ilford reporting, fingers crossed, year on year increase in sales and new film stocks such as Bergger and Ferrania being introduced), color negative ...
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Negatives came out very thin

I have developed 2 rolls of Kentmere 400 in Rodinal 1:50 at 20 mins and fixed with Ilford Rapid Fixer that I didn't realize have long expired and gone bad. The negatives came out very thin, even the ...
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Why did my film turn out static-y like this?

I shot on a Canon ae-1 with Fujifilm 400 film and when I got it developed at Walmart they said that the photos did not turn out, and that they all looked like the photo included. It doesn’t look like ...
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Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer?

Quick question for my film users out there. I develop T-Max film at home, with T-Max developer, but have never tried prints. Can I develop black and white photo paper with T-Max developer? I know that ...
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Is there any printer that can print digitally onto 35mm film?

I am designing an electro-optical musical instrument that will use sound waves printed on 35mm film. It would require long strips of film over 1 meter long. I would like to generate the waves on a ...
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Would it be possible to develop Kodachrome in color?

I own a lot of undeveloped Kodachrome II rolls from the 60s from family members that are no longer with me. They have been in storage for a long time and I am looking to have them developed in color. ...
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What factor does film speed play in developing time?

Say I develop for 15 minutes with a film that has an ISO of 100. If I were to use the same developer with ISO 200, 400, 800, etc how would the time (or amount of chemicals if so) change?
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What is Caffenol?

I've been hearing about Caffenol and understand it's film developer (for example in these three questions ). What is it exactly? How do I get it? How is it used?
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What do properly developed negatives look like?

In the first image is a roll of Fuji C-41 film that I developed in Caffenol for 18 minutes. They appear blank, but there are images on them as shown in this image. (They came out as b/w negatives) I ...