The most common paper print until the albumen.
Period of Use: 1839 - ca. 1860
The salted paper print was the first type of paper print used in photography, and remained the most popular paper print until the introduction of the albumen in the 1850’s. The salted paper technique was created by British photographer William Henry Fox Talbot. He called his process calotype printing, but today the method is more commonly known as salt prints or salted paper prints.
Salt prints could be made from both paper and glass negatives. Paper negatives produced a grainy and slightly mottled image. Glass negatives produced a sharp, crisp image. Salt prints have white highlights.
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