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a room in a hospital or similar facility for the storage and processing of light-sensitive materials, such as x-ray film.


A room designed to be devoid of light. The darkroom is necessary for the development of radiographic film.


Enclosed area or chamber dimly lit by safelight (usually red) but otherwise intentionally lightproof room where films are handled and processed.


n a completely lightproof room or cubicle that is used in the processing of photographic, medical, and dental films. See also safe light.
n a darkroom for developing radiographic films, should be absolutely devoid of white light, as well as chemicals or dust that could damage the film while it is being processed; a filtered safe light of less than 15 watts should be the only light in the room.
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Darkroom to Boardroom also documents Alun's career postnewspapers, during which he became a managing director in marketing, worked in sales and acquisitions and as an international publishing and communication consultant.
I had a junior college photography instructor tell me, after the administration forced him to get rid of the darkroom, the photography department lost 50 percent of its students, who registered at another nearby school that still has darkrooms.
Both educators and members of our advisory board stress the need for traditional black-and-white film and the traditional darkroom experience.
Among committee members, there is support for the idea that shooting black-and-white film, developing that film, and making prints in a traditional 'wet' darkroom is essential if students are going to learn the basics of photography.
Last week, former darkroom technicians Anne Clarkson, 65, and Rose Paterson, 56, shared pounds 130,000 compensation.
If you are serious about photography, Darkroom is the ONLY software that delivers 100% of the functionality necessary to grow your business.
When we purchased Darkroom from ExpressDigital last year we had no idea how we were going to be received," explains Darkroom Software, LLC's president, Brian Woodchek, "We have been embraced by countless photographers that consider the software crucial to their profits and after an incredible year we knew we had to make our anniversary one to remember.
Almost every current Nikon and Canon SLR now shoots directly into Darkroom and there are new printer drivers for many Canon, Fujifilm, and Noritsu printers.
When we purchased the DARKROOM products, the very first thing we wanted to do was to gather feedback from existing users," explains Brian Woodchek, Darkroom Software, LLC, President.
Almost every current Nikon and Canon SLR will now shoot directly into DARKROOM and support for wireless/ftp cameras has been enhanced.