Originally Posted by AgX
-) "chrome" is derived from the Greek Chroma whiche means colour
-) in non-english languages it is also written as "chrom"
-) the suffix "-chrome" at the tradename of b&w-films hinted at them being spectrally sensitized
-) but it was also used for those early natural-colour films like Autochrom and Kodachrome 1st.ed.
-) "pan" or "panchro" refers to a spectrally sensitization that strectched beyond green and into red; "pan" meaning all-including
-) later the suffix "-chrome" was used by Kodak to indicate in general colour reversal films
-) this habit was taken over by german manufacturers, but with the suffix "-chrom"
-) later that german ending was changed into "-chrome" too; ORWO were last to do so
(a compilation by an old fart)
Thanks to both of you
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