Kodachrome II

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[Eastman Kodak Co, NY] A registered trademark for a 16 millimeter color slide film introduced in 1936. Kodachrome® II film was sold in 18 exposure cartridges for 35 mm cameras. This allowed amateur photographers to make color pictures. Kodachrome® film used a three color dye coupling process to produce the first color film. The dye coupling process, developed by L. Godowsky and L. Mannes, incorporated the couplers in the emulsion with the dyes to keep them from migrating to other locations. Until the introduction of Kodachrome® film, color photographs were taken with tricolor packs.

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Molecular Probes - www.probes.com/probes/legal/html