- a boxlike object having a uniformly lighted surface, as of ground glass, against which films or transparencies can be held for examination.
Origin of light box
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for light box
Having the light-box, the burners must be placed in it properly.
The form of light-box presupposes the choice of illuminant, and in this there is a wide range.
If no light-box is available, a clear window may be utilized in "blocking" the negatives.
A light-box is basically a frosted pane of glass with a light beneath it to produce soft, even, non-glaring illumination.
If wood is used, the light-box is apt to split under the influence of the heat within.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications
Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
- a light source contained in a box and covered with a diffuser, used for viewing photographic transparencies, negatives, etc
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