Definition of autochrome in English:

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[mass noun, usually as modifier]
1An early form of colour photography using plates coated with dyed starch grains, patented by the Lumière brothers in 1904: the autochrome process
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  • 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.
1.1 [count noun] A colour photograph made using 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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