in photography, device for producing a photographic print or negative larger than the original negative or transparency. The enlarger consists of a projection system, or head assembly, mounted on a horizontal base. The head assembly includes an enclosed light source, a holder for positioning and flattening the negative, a lens for projecting the image onto the base (which holds the paper), and a mechanism for focusing the image. The head assembly may be raised or lowered to adjust the size of the print.
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