Tinted photograph

Tinted photograph

Tinted photographs are made with dyed printing papers produced by commercial manufacturers. A single overall colour underlies the image and is most apparent in the highlights and mid-tones. From the 1870s albumen printing papers were available in pale pink or blue and from the 1890s gelatin silver printing-out papers in pale mauve or pink were available. There were other kinds of tinted papers as well. Over time such colouration often becomes very faded.


  • Baldwin, Gordon. Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms (Malibu, Calif.: The J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Museum Press, London, 1991), 7, 35, 55, 80, 81-82.

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