D Underfixed

Proper execution of the fixing step of the film processing sequence is just as important as development in the search for quality negatives. Under-fixing leads to fogging of both the image and edge areas of the film. A sure sign of this problem is if after fixing your film appears milky and the shadow areas are not clear. Refixing the film immediately can sometimes fix the problem, but the best cure is prevention (see Figure 48.4).

Fault prevention: Always make sure that your fixer is fresh and that you fix for the full recommended time for your brand of film.

Figure 48.4 Under-fixed black and white negative.
Film Making

Film Making

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