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    Windows based development timer?

    I'm on the road for a few weeks and to pass the time I want to develop some film. I packed a changing bag, Paterson tank, and some chemicals; but no timer (Gralab is just too big).

    Are there any good timer programs for this out there? Google search didn't yield much except multiple downloads for the "Pachyderm" timer shareware which appears to be a computer interfaced enlarger timer more than a film timer.

    I could use my cellphone countdown timer but that's kind of a pain to reset every step, especially with chemicals all over my gloves.

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    How about a wristwatch or a small alarm clock?
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    stopwatch for me, or my wristwatch, just start the time when you finish your pour for the developer.

    i just let the time run, and keep track of the times for things (fix=6-8 mins , depending on film), hypo, wash, etc.

    simple enuf for my simple brain. i personally think that if you're worried about getting chemicals on your wristwatch, then getting them on your laptop would be worse ?

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    I'm using the downloaded stopwatch from http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ regularly

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    If you want to get fancy, check this out--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum146/...ing-timer.html
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    Pete,

    have a look at Claudio Bonavolta´s free Labtimer:

    http://www.bonavolta.ch/hobby/en/photo/darktools.htm
    Tschüss,
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    Have to agree I've been using Claudio's software for over 2 years now, it's great as I can save parameters for different processes etc.

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    There is an easy way to use the stop watch on your cell phone without getting chems on it. Simply put it in a zip lock bag. Once you are done, take it out and bin the bag. Thats all I ever do when developing film.

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    I did the same as hoffy with my previous phone. However, with my current phone, the screensaver (which cannot be turned off) hits in after 45 seconds so I have to keep pressing buttons to prevent blacking out of the screen. This annoyed me so much, I downloaded the pc-stopwatch-version.

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