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color filter

noun, Photography.
a screen of dyed gelatin or glass for controlling or modifying the reproduction of the colors of the subject as photographed.
Compare filter (def 5).
Origin of color filter
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Four negatives were taken of each subject with a color filter between the lens and the fruit.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick

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