An image on an exposed film or print that has not yet been made visible by developing.
- Talbot renewed his efforts and discovered, as Daguerre had, the concept of ‘developing’ a latent image by exposing the negative to various chemicals.
- In order to see the latent image in the film, the image first must be treated or developed.
- The latent images formed were developed chemically and fixed.
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Syllabification: la·tent im·age
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