How Is Silver Bromide Used in Photography?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 6:14:50 AM ET

Silver bromide is used in photography as a component of an emulsion that helps develop a photographic image. Silver bromide is sensitive to light, and when suspended in gelatin, silver bromide's grains create a photographic emulsion. When exposed to light, silver bromide decomposes and as a result, it preserves a photographic image.