I don't know if there's a page about these abbreviations but it might be useful (I've to admit to consider myself equally a „victim“ of the sometimes cryptic abbreviations).laywomen wrote:At the moment , we read a lot of literature and also old threads.
Can sombody tell us, what does "TEA" mean? Is somewhere, here in the forum, a page with all the used abbreviations?
Here, TEA usually refers to triethanolamine.
You've to mix them on your own.Are the developer (e.g. GP-2, CW-C2) commerially available or do we have to mix it on our own?
Little success has been reported from bleaching.For Lippmann photography process, is there a bleaching step also necessary?
It transforms a black metallic silver into a transparent layer of AgX crystals.What does the bleaching process effect?
No, I don't think so. Fixing will remove too much silver salts, leading to layer collapse and hence to a large wavelength shift when reconstructing the image.Can we use a standard fixing solution for black and white photography?
Note, the GP-type of development already includes a „fixing“ agent: e.g. ammonium thiocyanate. To some degree you can replace the ammonium thiocyante with thiosulfate („hypo“).