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First projection of an image on a screen

Joseph Necephore Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827. In 1839 Frenchman Louis Jacques Daguerre introduce a better photographic process and in the same year Englishman William Fox Talbot discovered the process of using negatives and positives to develop photographs. American George Eastman invented the paper film roll for photography in 1885. In 1894 Americans Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the first film camera. In the next year French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere demonstrated a projector system in Paris, screening Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon, the first public movie. It was 46 seconds in duration.

But the very first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646,  Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.

03/03/2010. Category: technology. Tags: , , .

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