False color photography

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Photo of the Holy Cross Church in Dülmen on infrared color slide film (with red filter) from 1981

False color photography describes a process in which films are used that are sensitive to different spectral ranges in the visible and infrared regions .

The films used for false color photography are similar in structure to conventional slide films , but one of the three usual layers is sensitized for the infrared range. A typical representative of these films, which was also available on the market for amateurs, was the Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Film.

False color photography plays a major role in earth observation , as it can be used to depict different vegetation in particular. For artistic purposes and in the amateur field it is of very little importance and belongs to the more experimental techniques .

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  1. Data sheet KODAK EKTACHROME Professional Infrared EIR Film , PDF. Retrieved May 7, 2015.