Quote Originally Posted by dslater View Post
Yes - but I was talking about the general stain - not the image stain. My observations on general stain were based on the appearance of deep shadows and the unexposed edges of the film.
IMHO,transmission densitometry is the best way to evaluate stain - both image stain and general stain.

And, if you bleach the developed film the stain (if it exists) will remain.

Preservation of both Deep shadow detail and Highlight detail is a particular attribute of the Pyrocat family of developers.