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The process, in its entirety, of bringing out a latent image in photographic film or paper and fixing it in place.

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Best dilution in Rodinal for developing Tri-X at Box Speed

I only have Rodinal at hand. And I'm using Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at Box Speed. What's the recommended dilution for Rodinal? 1:50 or 1:100 or others. Stand development or following Mass Dev chart?
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What caused these large white spots on my developed negatives?

I've shoot some Ilford HP5 + on a Mamiya 645 1000s for the first time. I developed the film with Ilford DD-X (1 + 4), ilford stopbath and fixer on a Paterson tank. After scanning the negatives i ...
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Developing Problems, maybe with JOBO developing tank?

I have been developing my own bw film for some time, so far in a Patterson tank and without problems. Recently, I got a used JOBO-2236 Club tank...I have used it a bit, but I have gotten far more ...
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Why is this photograph shot with Delta 400 and developed with D76 1+1 so grainy

I have the following image: I used Ilford Delta 400, shot with FM2 at box speed. Metered inside the camera. It was developed with D76 1+1, Adofix, Adostop, Ilfotol wetting agent. I follow Mass.Dev....
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Will the temperature of stop-bath and fixer during development affect the final result?

As we know the temperature of the developer is critical for film development. Usually it's 68F/20C. Will the temperature of stop-bath and fixer also affect the final result of the image? If so what ...
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What do 'glowing' and 'flat' describe in black and white photographs?

In the development of B&W film rolls, people often talk about their result being flat or glowing. What do these terms mean? I now have Tri-X 400 roll (not yet developed). How can I achieve ...
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What's the suggested method for developing TriX400 @ISO 200 with Rodinal?

I have a film shot with TriX400 pulled at ISO 200. I'm planning to develop it with Rodinal. What's the good dilution mix, development time at 20C, and - perhaps importantly - the agitation ...
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Rule of thumb to choose right mix of Rodinal developer?

Massive Dev. Chart has around 7 kinds of combination of Rodinal mixture for TriX400: from 1+24 to 1+100. I have TriX400 used at box speed or pushed/pull. Is there any rule of thumb to choose the ...
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What is the minimum time required for final wash in film development?

What is the minimum time required for final wash in film development? According to Massive Dev App it's around 10 minutes, which I feel quite long:
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What's the common practice for reuse/discarding of Adox Rodinal developer solution?

I am making a 1+50 solution (total 500ml) from Adox Rodinal concentrate. In common practice do you keep and reuse this 500ml solution or discard it every time we use? If re-use how long can we ...
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How can you tell if your Kodak D76 developer cannot be used anymore?

I just constructed my stock D76 developer and am beginning to use it. How can I check when it cannot be used anymore for further development?