an early negative-positive photographic process, patented by William Henry Talbot in 1841, in which a paper negative is produced and then used to make a positive contact print in sunlight.
a print made by this process.
- Also called Talbotype.
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How to use calotype in a sentence
Why not adopt and abide by the simplicity of the calotype process as given in a late Number?
What price would some early edition of his works bear, 184 with his likeness in calotype fronting the title?Leading Articles on Various Subjects | Hugh Miller
Curiously enough, though for very obvious reasons, the Daguerreotype seems to favour one method, the calotype the other.
Three hours in the calotype and waxed-paper process, and half-an-hour sufficed for the collodion process!!The Evolution of Photography | John Werge
The notion of a "national reward" for the calotype scarcely requires a remark.
British Dictionary definitions for calotype
an early photographic process invented by W. H. Fox Talbot, in which the image was produced on paper treated with silver iodide and developed by sodium thiosulphite
a photograph made by this process
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