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The problem with fixing film and paper

Some people want to use the same batch of fix for film for the paper! Be warned, it might seem to work, but it's rather unwise… Read More…
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5 Tips for using Fixers

Fixing? Surely there's nothing to it right? I mean, you just dump the film or paper into the fixer after stop bath, swish it around for a couple of minutes and wash right? Well my friend, you couldn't be more wrong. "Fixing" the photographic negative or print removes the undeveloped (and therefore unexposed) silver halides from the image. If we didn't "fix" paper then the image would deteriorate quickly through time. With film it's actually opaque until fixed. There's things to know about fixing so here's 5 tips.
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