Term - Lippman process
|Lippman process||SWPP and BPPA Photographic Glossary|
Sunday 20th April 2014
An early colour process invented by Professor Gabriel Lippmann (1845 1921). Light first passed through an almost transparent emulsion layer and was then reflected back by a layer of mercury. The interference between reflected and incident light produced a latent image in the emulsion which could be given b&w processing, but when backed with a mirror appeared in colour.
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