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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 6).
Origin of color filter
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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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