- Being more sensitive to light than the calotype process, it reduced the
exposure times drastically - to as little as two or three seconds. This opened
up a new dimension for photographers, who up till then had generally to
portray very still scenes or people.
- Because a glass base was used, the images were sharper than with a
- Since the process was never patented, photography became far more widely
- The price of a paper print was about a tenth of that of a daguerreotype.