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(of photographic film) sensitive to all visible colours of the spectrum.Often contrasted with orthochromatic
- ‘Since most panchromatic films are considerably more sensitive to blue light than to red, blue objects will almost always appear lighter and brighter than red objects in a black and white photograph taken in white light.’
- ‘I use traditional panchromatic films for the interpositive and an orthochromatic film for the final enlarged negative.’
- ‘I was also using panchromatic film, making ‘in-camera ‘separations, holding RGB filters in front of the camera lens for three exposures onto 3 separate pieces of black and white film.’’
- ‘The primary requisite for inspecting panchromatic film is a dark green safelight filter.’
- ‘This is the same as if I'd shot the scene on panchromatic B & W film with a red filter.’
- ‘He refused to allow his actors to use makeup, an unheard-of conceit at that time but one made possible by the recent introduction of panchromatic film.’
- ‘The actors did not wear make-up, and panchromatic film was used to make the faces appear as if in relief.’
- ‘Yet her cultural frame of reference is also much broader, as the art satisfies the senses of a panchromatic, culturally diverse audience.’
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