Originally Posted by MattKing
Yep - you use intensifier to make an underdeveloped negative "thicker", so it will print with brighter highlights, while still giving dark and detailed shadows in the print.
And you use reducer to thin out a negative, so it will print with darker shadows when the highlights look good in the print.
No opposites involved though - intensifier makes the negative itself look thicker (less transparent), while reducer makes the negative itself look thinner (more transparent).
That was clear, appreciate it.
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