Color filter

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Description

A photographic filter made of colored glass or dyed gelatin. Color filters modify the incident light on a film by selectively absorbing some colors. They are used to correct small off-color effects due to light conditions, film type, or optical systems.

Synonyms and Related Terms

"Farbfilter (Deut.); filtre coloré (Fr.); colour filter (Br.); color compensating filter "