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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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Color film developing issues

There's no problem with my camera, however when I try to develop color film, my negatives are consistently very dark. I am using CineStill and following the instructions exactly, to include push times ...
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What can cause extremly low density negatives?

I have just received a roll of film back from a lab and it had very low density, it was almost clear everywhere except the leader. I haven't used this lab before as I have always processed my own film....
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After I clean the mold from a color negative with isopropyl alcohol, do I need to apply a chemical stabilizer?

Mi precious negatives from late 90s / early 2000s have developed nasty spider-like structures due to (I believe) mold. Some online research suggests to wipe them gently with 99% isopropyl alcohol. I ...
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Should the development of Plus-X exposed at 64iso be adjusted?

I've seen it recommended to expose Plus-X 125 at 64 instead of 125, should I adjust the development to match? I'm not seeing a development time for Ilfosol-3 at 64 on the Massive development chart....
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Why were some of my 35mm film photos developed blurry?

I am using a Nikon Nikkorrmat FTN camera with 35mm film. Some of the images, once developed, came out fine and some were blurry. Is this down to the developer or my camera. If it is the camera how do ...
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35mm development issues: Only half of film developed correctly

Hello everyone, I am having an issue developing film - I've never seen this problem before and am not sure what is happening (it has been a while since we've done this). The one side of the film ...
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Why do development times for C-41 films with different speeds remain the same?

When you look at development times between B&W films the development times vary when the speed of the film varies. For example: Ilford FP4 Plus with HC-110 dilution B at 20 degrees takes about 9 ...
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How should I follow the Tetenal Ultrafin instructions?

I was wondering if anyone can help with using Tetenal Ultrafin for developing black and white film? I use a Jobo 1520 Unitank to develop my film. The instructions on the Tetenal bottle are not clear ...
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New to film processing, how do I order?

Hi!! So I’m brand new to film cameras and have my first roll that I want to send in for development. I have an order sheet printed out for Process One film developing but am confused on how to fill it ...
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Cannot get true blacks with my enlarger

I just got my first enlarger and I am quite new in the darkroom. I just bought a second hand Durst Laborator 1200 with the VLS 501 head. It seems to be working properly but I cannot get any print to ...
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Why are my self-developed photos dark, grainy and noisy?

I am new to 35mm film photography and I am trying to pin point where I am going wrong in either my photo taking process or development process. These photos were taken on a Cannon AF35M II, with Fuji ...
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Will hardener help prevent emulsion wash-off during development, 35mm B&W (ADOX CHS 25)

Background: I am developing some old film, exposed sometime in 2008-2011 that was somehow overlooked. It would have been in date at the time it was exposed, so it's old but not ancient. Storage ...
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Development Time for Arista EDU Ultra 200 rated at EI 200 in F76+

I am looking for the development time of Arista EDU Ultra 200 black and white film in F76+ developer when using an exposure index of 200. The Massive Development Chart does not provide a recipe for ...
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Why did my night pictures turned out so foggy, light or too bright?

I received my developed pictures and many of them are foggy. It seems that some shot with similar light is foggier than the others. Can it be that something went wrong in the development process, is ...
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What happened if I put stop bath ahead of developer

I accidentally processed my TriX 400 with stop bath ahead of Rodinal for 13 minutes. Will my negatives still be usable?
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Blank circles on BW film

I just developed a film that came out with transparent circles placed randomically on it and transparent edges. Example showing the beginning of the film, the shots that always come out totally ...
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How to store film before processing?

I have been shooting some color films (portra 400) during this quarantine time and I have to wait before getting them processed as labs are closed. I have read many contradictory opinion on that ...
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How to clean stains from 35mm color negative film? [duplicate]

I developed colour negative film for the first time yesterday and I have two problems. Firstly many of the pictures have these stains like circles on them and I cannot understand what caused them and ...
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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?
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