important for you to know how to process
black-and-white prints in trays, because not all of the
small facilities have automatic machines. Like all
machines, automatic processors breakdown and require
the machine; and within seconds, it exits the processor
washed and dried. Your hands never get wet, and you
can process a large number of prints rapidly. The two
most common black-and-white print processors used in
the Navy are manufactured by Ilford and Kodak.
you to make more than one proof sheet from the same
set of negatives. Each sheet of paper should be exposed
to print some of the negatives correctly on that roll. The
result is a composite proof sheet where all the frames
are readable. After all, a proof sheet is a tool to select
the best frames for enlargement and delivery to the
to expose each and every photograph correctly. Amateur
snapshooters can shoot film with wildly varying
exposures; professional photographers cannot. A good
print shows detail in both the highlights and the
wash and dry your hands before handling paper and
negatives. Clean, dry fingers should touch only the
extreme edges of the emulsion side of these papers.
When developer is on your hands, dark fingerprints
show on the print. Fixer produces white fingerprints.
These fingerprints develop and show clearly on the
the developer and one for the stop and fixing baths.
quickly. Oxidized solutions cannot produce clean,
brilliant, pleasing photographs.
photosensitive paper. The projected image may be
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