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darkroom equipment [2]click to hear

Material required to process film and to print photographs in a darkened room.
darkroom equipment [2] contact printer easel focusing magnifier enlarger timer negative carrier negative window

contact printer click to hear

Frame in which negatives come in contact with photographic paper and are exposed to light to print an image of the same size.

easel click to hear

Frame used to hold paper flat under an enlarger; its movable edges make allowance for white margins on the proof.

focusing magnifier click to hear

Instrument that causes the image projected on the baseboard to be magnified and make it easier to focus.

enlarger timer click to hear

Device that measures the exposure time of the photographic paper on the baseboard of an enlarger.

negative carrier click to hear

Device with two opaque plates that holds the negative flat between the light source and the lens of the enlarger.

negative click to hear

Visible still image resulting from processing an exposed film; bright areas on the original subject appear dark on the negative.

window click to hear

Opening that frames the image to be enlarged and stops parasitic light from reaching the baseboard.