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Whats that called, when photos fade because of light?

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1
    I think it might have the roots "auto" or "photo" in it. Thanks.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2006 #2
    if it is a photo of a plant I think it is called: chlorophell
     
  4. Sep 10, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    Are you talking about fading of the photo on paper, or overexposure?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2006 #4

    Astronuc

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    'Photo deterioration' is a general term which applies to all degradation processes, which could include fading by exposure or oxidation.

    A photograph may fade by exposure to air, moisture/water, light, or some chemicals.

    Films that are not properly 'fixed' could experience image fading over time.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2006 #5

    Kurdt

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    how about discolour or decolourise? Bleaching even?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2006 #6
    photochemistry
    photochemical bleaching
    (according to google)
     
  8. Sep 10, 2006 #7

    Moonbear

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    Photobleaching?
     
  9. Sep 10, 2006 #8

    Gokul43201

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    I think he means the latter.
     
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