(Of photographic film) sensitive to all visible colors 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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