ok, these are just details, I know. I tried to figure it out on my own, but I'm all confused now. :meh: Here goes: 1. I usually print 5x7's, but I've recently switched to 8x10. Comparing two prints of the same picture printed in the same chems and with the same exposure but one 5x7 and one 8x10, I noticed the 8x10 looked kinda fade. Here's my thought, correct me if I'm wrong. Since the enlarger's light is further above the paper at 8x10, it will have a weaker impact on it and the pic will be rather fade. Does this make any sense? If it does, then I have to change the exposure. I checked Ilford's site and apparently their papers are made for more or less 10 sec. exposures. I don't really like messing with timing, so then I'd have to set a larger aperture..? with 5x7's at 10sec. I used f/8. Here, I think f/5.6 would be rather extreme, right? So I still need a longer exposure? Does ANY of this make ANY sense at all? 2.This is really unimportant (or is it?), but I was just wondering. What's the maximum time you can let go by between exposing the paper and developing it without it actually affecting the result? Will it really affect the results if you exceed that time?