photographic film (photographic materials)

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Scope note
Transparent, flexible plastic material, usually of cellulose acetate or polyester, on which a light-sensitive emulsion is coated, or on which an image can be formed by various transfer processes, used for still photography and cinematography. Also, a thin coating of collodion or gelatin spread on photographic paper or plates, or used by itself instead of a plate.
photographic film
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024