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    how to fog film

    Hi,
    I was reading about developing c41 in b.w developer first, stopping, then fogging it and developing in normal c41. How do you fog it? Is that a chemical process or do you just expose it to light?

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    Reread the information. What you have posted is incorrect. Sorry.

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    Ok, thanks. Yes, that thread was on processing e6. I thought there was a similar method for c41; I accidentally developed a roll in b/w developer and have been looking for the best way to save it.

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    Exactly what have you done, dev only, stop, fix? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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    I developed and stopped with water . I havent fixed it yet.

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    Ok, here is how to proceed.

    Fix and wash. You now have a B&W record of the color image.

    Now, bleach in a rehal bleach with Ferricyanide and Bromide.

    Wash well and treat with a sodium sulifte clearing bath. Wash again.

    Now, run it through the C41 process in the light after fogging the film totally. You will have a reasonably good color image depending on how well the B&W process was conducted.

    OTOH, just fix and scan what you now have and you will have B&W images.

    PE

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    http://www.apug.org/forums/archive/i...p/t-60195.html

    This thread might give you an idea or two on saving it. Not sure if bleaching it with a halogenating bleach can undo the development and allow the colour couplers to work.
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    Guys;

    I assure you that rehal bleaching and then processing in C41 will give "normal" images, at least to the extent that the B&W process developed the layers. If the layers were under or over developed by the B&W process, then the color will not be true.

    The couplers will not be harmed by the rehal process, but the overall image quality such as grain and detail will suffer.

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Guys;

    I assure you that rehal bleaching and then processing in C41 will give "normal" images, at least to the extent that the B&W process developed the layers. If the layers were under or over developed by the B&W process, then the color will not be true.

    The couplers will not be harmed by the rehal process, but the overall image quality such as grain and detail will suffer.

    PE
    +1

    You can get "perfectly fine" (scannable to good quality, dunno about printing and colour correction - or contrast for that matter) colour images.

    Here is one example of the process (haven't pulled this one out in a while..)

    Little Cousin by athiril, on Flickr

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    Thanks alot guys for all of the help! I just had one last question: should I use a b/w type fixer or c41? I saw this thread about fixer used for both http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/2...ms-papers.html. I assume I would use b/w and just throw out afterward. Thanks again.

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