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How did Polaroid cameras work?

How did Polaroid cameras work?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Nov 25, 2022

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Dec 20, 2018

Polaroid cameras are well liked by a lot of people because it gives them the chance to have immediate pictures. There was a time when pictures could not be seen immediately. They need to be developed and it would take a couple of days before the pictures can be available.

Polaroid cameras were able to develop the film immediately to produce photographs. Definitely, there were different mechanisms that the camera has that will combine different light-sensitive grains with the various colors on the plastic sheet so that the image that was taken will be imprinted on it. The Polaroid cameras of today do not need to use ink anymore.

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A. Daniels

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A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Jul 17, 2018

The Polaroid camera is one of the greatest inventions in photography. It lets you take a photo and develop it in an instant. This is very much used in collecting memories like completing a scrapbook. Polaroid films are different from the films used in film cameras. They are thicker and are stacked compared to the usual thin and rolled films.

It is because Polaroid films contain several layers for developing the photos after clicking will be possible. Each layer contains all the chemicals necessary for a photo to be developed. The layers are arranged as follows: the black base layer, the image layer, timing layer, and the acid layer. This arrangement and additional layers allow the Polaroid camera develops its own photos.

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