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autochrome Syllabification: au·to·chrome
Pronunciation: /ˈôdōˌkrōm/

Definition of autochrome in English:


[usually as modifier]
1An early form of color photography using plates coated with dyed starch grains, patented by the Lumière brothers in 1904: the autochrome process
More example sentences
  • The actual colour photos were done using Auguste and Louis Lumière's autochrome process.
  • Made using the potato-based autochrome photographic process invented by the Lumiere brothers in 1903, they combine the calm stillness characteristic of long, slow exposure with colours of pointillist subtlety.
  • Anyway, that reminded me of these early colour (autochrome) photographs taken by Lionel Lindsay in the early years of the century, and displayed online at the National Library.
1.1A color photograph made by the autochrome process.
Example sentences
  • Both the glass base and the process used to create these autochromes are subject to deterioration.
  • Cleaning and preparing, and then scanning the fragile autochromes took a few weeks by itself.
  • As the original autochromes are all on glass, the glossy surface of cibachromes was chosen for reproduction.

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