would like to know everything about silver gelatin prints...

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I would like information about silver gelatin print, history, process, benefits, disadvantages, where it can be purchased...etc..

-- Cristie Taylor (cristietaylor@hotmail.com), August 18, 2000


... and all that probably in three lines?

Seriously: This is a bit too imprecise to be answered. Perhaps you should start be reading a few good books on black and white photography.

-- Thomas Wollstein (thomas_wollstein@web.de), August 18, 2000.

Cristie, silver gelatin prints are regular black & white prints and are processed (as a rule) in standard print developer and fixed in standard fix. So, if you have a black & white photo, it's 99.9% sure it's a gelatin silver print. It can be purchased in any camera store, if you want to print yourself.

-- Peter Olsson (peter.olsson@lulebo.se), August 18, 2000.

Identifying a print as "silver gelatin" is a pretentious way of saying that what you are viewing is a standard black and white print.

-- fred (fdeaton@lycos.com), August 27, 2000.

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