The effects of temperature of development upon the final image quality of Kodak PR lOr were investigated. Image quality was defined as a Modulation Transfer Function obtained using a Square Wave Log Periodic target for quantitative analysis. Analysis of Variance tables were used to separate experimental error from actual temperature related variability. With a confidence level of 99% the temperature of development was found to affect the Modulation Transfer Function of this product. With temperatures below 48 degrees the effect was greater than with temperatures above 78 degrees but not greater than 90 degrees. Also documented was a decrease in relative gamma, change in density maximum and change in relative speed points over much of the temperature range investigated.

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Images, Photographic; Photography--Developing and developers

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Carson, John

Advisor/Committee Member

Lamberts, Robert


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