Definition of latent image in English:

latent image

Syllabification: la·tent im·age

noun

Photography
An image on an exposed film or print that has not yet been made visible by developing.
More example sentences
  • 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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