Created By: nyanman on June 20, 2012
In quite a lot of media where film is used for a photograph, you are likely to encounter a scene where the photographer is in a darkroom developing the print, when the door is opened, destroying the print. It always happens before the print has been put into the fixer, as the image is destroyed completely. The main part here is that the photo is then worthless and either cannot be saved, or requires lots of technology to recover. Sometimes, this can be used by a character to destroy evidence of something they have done. In real life, to print an image requires the negative to be developed and fixed, and thus rendered insensitive to light. A print that was developed and then exposed to light becomes a solarized print, not a piece of solid black paper. Also, as the negative was able to be printed from, even if a print is destroyed, you can make as many prints as you want.
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