Definition of panchromatic in English:

panchromatic

Line breaks: pan|chro¦mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpankrəˈmatɪk
 
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adjective

Photography
(Of photographic film) sensitive to all visible colours of the spectrum. Often contrasted with orthochromatic.
More example sentences
  • Since most panchromatic films are considerably more sensitive to blue light than to red, blue objects will almost always appear lighter and brighter than red objects in a black and white photograph taken in white light.
  • I use traditional panchromatic films for the interpositive and an orthochromatic film for the final enlarged negative.
  • The primary requisite for inspecting panchromatic film is a dark green safelight filter.

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