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.

Origin of calotype

1835–45; < Greek kalo- (combining form of kalós beautiful) + -type
Also called Talbotype. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

Word Origin for calotype

C19: from Greek kalos beautiful + -type
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