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Does the developer dilution influences toning results? And does the developer used influence toning results?
-- Herbet Camerino (email@example.com), December 07, 2000
The short answer is: it depends. Some developers will produce a slight shift in tone depending on dillution. The tone shift might be something along the lines of a shift from a cold image to a neutral or warm tone. Now if you're going to further tone the paper the effect should carry through. The real determining factor on toning result, is the paper used. Some papers respond by making radical changes in tone while others only subtle shifts. Also, using a hardening fixer will have an lessening effect on tone shift. The best way to determine the effects is give it a try.
-- Pete Caluori (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 2000.
A great developer that will give varied tones (from warm to cold) with dilutions is Ethol LPD. Straight will give you cold tones and varying dilutions (1:4 or 1:8) will render warm tones.
-- Scott Walton (email@example.com), December 08, 2000.