[Darkroom] re-developing 35mm black/white film?

Asheem Linaval xormic at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 18:01:39 UTC 2012

It sounds like your film was underdeveloped. Unfortunately, once you've
fixed the negatives, all the undarkened silver is removed from the film, so
I don't think you can do anything chemical to them to develop them further.
You could try toning the film, but I don't know if that'll actually darken
anything (IIRC it changes the color of the dark areas of the image)

Personally, I've had some success scanning and tweaking vastly
underdeveloped film to get useful images out. Just don't expect a whole lot
of detail.

Best of luck!


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Troy Holden <troyholden at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello-
> In my first batch of developer (HC-110b) I must have diluted and mixed
> incorrectly b/c all of  the negatives (Arista Premium 400) came out really
> faint with very little detail. I've also cut the rolls into cell batches of
> 5.
> Is there any way for me to correct this? Can I re-develop, stop, and fix
> these negs to draw out more detail or should I try and fix in post?
> Thanks for your help,
> Troy
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