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Type Photograph
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 2

An evanotype is a monochromatic photograph created through an early form of image capture technique invented on Scadrial after the Catacendre.

Evanotypes are taken using an evanotype camera. The camera used by the kandra explorer ReLuur to take evanotypes is a newer model that does not require the subject to stand still, and is small enough to fit in ReLuur's pack.[1]

Further Developments in Imaging Technology[edit]

Someone has developed an evanoscope, an image projector that allows an image from an evanotype to be displayed on a given surface, which the kandra VenDell considers will be quite popular.[1]

Harmony has supposedly let slip to the kandra the concept of moving images, although he has not revealed to them how this can be done.[1]


Evanotypes are probably inspired by the real world daguerreotypes, products of an early form of photographic process also called the daguerreotype. Just as the daguerreotype was named after its inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, evanotypes might be named after the Scadrian inventor responsible for them.


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