Fogged image

Good image on left and fogged image on the right.

Good image on left and chemically fogged image on right.

Fogged image may be caused by:

  • Exposure of film to light during storage.
  • Leaving film unprotected (that is, outside the lead-lined box or in the x-ray room during operation of the x-ray machine).
  • Use of film that has been exposed to heat or chemical fumes.
  • Use of improperly mixed or contaminated developer - faulty processing.
  • Defective safelight.
  • Use of outdated film.