Color film

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Photographic film that produces a color image. The first color image film, Lumiee Autochrome, was developed in 1907. It was made using a series of films exposed with a sequence of different color filters in the camera to separately form three colored images. Then in 1931, L. Godowsky and L. Mannes, discovered a 3-color dye coupling process that was soon commercially produced by Eastman Kodak as Kodachrome® (1935). Eastman Kodak introduced other types of film: Kodacolor® (1942) - first color negative film for low-priced cameras; and Ektachrome (1946) first color film that could be self-processed by photographers. In 1962, Polaroid introduced an instant developing color film that did not need to be sent out for processing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Lumiee Autochrome; Kodachrome® [Eastman Kodak]; Kodacolor® [Eastman Kodak]; Ektachrome {Eastman Kodak]; colour film

Resources and Citations

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976