fijar una pelicula

English translation: fix a film

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Spanish term or phrase:fijar una pelicula
English translation:fix a film
Entered by: Wendy Gosselin

18:09 Mar 12, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
Spanish term or phrase: fijar una pelicula
A description of the process used by a conteporary Argentine photographer:

La artista forma dípticos con películas uniendo ambas caras por uno de sus bordes, haciendo coincidir las muescas que sirven para identificarlas. La película no está fijada, por lo que la cara sensibilizada cambiará con el paso de los días y semanas, mientras que el reverso no lo hará (o poco, al fin y al cabo todo es susceptible al cambio).

Fixed? Set? Stabilized Is there a preferred verb in this context?

Thanks
Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 12:19
fix a film
Explanation:
Yes, I remember this one from the dark room, it's "fix".

Photographic fixer is a mix of chemicals used in the final step in the photographic processing of film or paper. The fixer stabilises the image, removing the unexposed silver halide remaining on the photographic film or photographic paper, leaving behind the reduced metallic silver that forms the image. By fixation, the film or paper is insensitive to further action by light. Without fixing, the remaining silver halide would darken and cause fogging of the image.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_fixer
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Robert Carter
Mexico
Local time: 10:19
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fix a film


Explanation:
Yes, I remember this one from the dark room, it's "fix".

Photographic fixer is a mix of chemicals used in the final step in the photographic processing of film or paper. The fixer stabilises the image, removing the unexposed silver halide remaining on the photographic film or photographic paper, leaving behind the reduced metallic silver that forms the image. By fixation, the film or paper is insensitive to further action by light. Without fixing, the remaining silver halide would darken and cause fogging of the image.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_fixer

Robert Carter
Mexico
Local time: 10:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rachel Fell
3 mins
  -> Thanks, Rachel.

agree  philgoddard
18 mins
  -> Thanks, Phil.

agree  Charles Davis: I remember it too, especially the smell of fixer. Happy days! // It smelt like vinegar. / Yes, but analogue was such fun. Seeing the picture emerge in the dish of developer. My wife took some great b/w pictures with our Nikon, now a museum piece.
19 mins
  -> Thanks, Charles. I think I only ever went in one once or twice myself, so I don't really remember the smell, interesting process. I'm certainly glad there are digital cameras now though!//Definitely, some interesting effects came out of the process too!

agree  neilmac
27 mins
  -> Thanks, Neil.

agree  JohnMcDove: ¡Qué tiempos aquellos! :-)
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, John :-)
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