[Eastman Kodak Co, NY] A registered trademark for a color film. Kodacolor® was first developed in 1928 as a 16 mm color motion picture film for amateur photographers. Using a cellulose acetate based support, the film system produced color images using filters in the camera. However, sensitivity was poor because the filters cut down the light intensity. In 1942, the name Kodacolor® was given to the first true color negative film. Kodacolor® film made it possible to take color snapshots with low-priced cameras.
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- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Website address 1 Comment: Kodak - www.kodak.com/aboutkodak/kodakhistory
- Thomas B. Brill, Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities, Plenum Press, New York City, 1980 Comment: also called the Keller-Dorian process