I am not sure if this belongs here or not, but I would imagine the mods will move it if it's poorly placed but any who... I work for another photography site and reasently one of the users asked about creating some effects in her manips on the forum. Being as the site has not really gotten off the ground and the forum has almost no trafic, I am the only one there to try to help. What (I think) she wants to create is an aged look to her digital photos (color), but the way she worded it it sounds like she wants the look of over or under exposing the photopaper during developing. As far as creating the effects I can figure that out on my own, but I need to know exactly what she wants. I intend to do this by trying to emulate under done and over done pics and literally asking her "is this is what you ment, or is this". Herein lies the problem, I have not set foot in a dark room in the better part of ten years, on top of that I only worked with B/W back then. I have never seen what happens to a color photo that was left under the lamp too long or if it's even the same process. In order for me to try to explain it, I need to know what happens to color photos when that gets done. As for why some one would want an effect like that I do not know, but I am sure she would like to know the difference. First question: Is the process the same (as far as basic process) for color developing the same as B/W or is it diffrent? Second question: Is my memory serving me correctly? Trying to think back to the mistakes I have made leaving the paper under the lamp for too long or not long enough in B/W and going from there' I did these to make sure my head was screwed on straight and to attempt to get the effect but I am not sure if it's right. Not long enough correct too long Third Question: is this correct? Operating on the assumption that it is the same process with similar effects and the previous was correct, I assume that this it what doing so with color photos would look like this. Not long enough Correct too long Fourth question: Am I even in the right ball park? Final question: If I am wrong, dose any one by chance have an image I could use to see exactly what happens?