Subminiature camera users are often faced with the need to reduce contrast in negatives, since many of the films that we use are special purpose micro films which are normally very high in contrast. There are several common approaches that can reduce contrast slightly, but these will only work with regular films. We need a much more radical technique. These fall into several categories, such as, special compensating developers, divided development and water bath development.

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