This section is from the book "Airplane Photography", by Herbert E. Ives. Also available from Amazon: Airplane photography.
Mention must be made of a quite different mode of realizing the filter idea, a method available where the sensitive plate is always to be used with a filter. This is to incorporate a yellow dye in the gelatin of the plate itself. The dye must be one which has no direct chemical effect on the plate, but which acts simply as a coloring agent for the gelatin. " Self -screening99 plates, as they are called, have been produced by the use of the dye called "filter yellow" and have found some use in ortho-chromatic photography. They effect a useful saving of light through the elimination of the reflection losses at the surfaces of glass and gelatin filters. The filtering action of the dye in the plate is somewhat different from its ordinary one, since the deeper portions of the sensitive film are subject to greater action than the surface, and this tends to diminish contrast.
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