Purpose of numbering.
photographic materials is so that the original can be located easily in the
files and reproduced on request. Also negatives will only be numbered on the
acetate (back) side and along the widest margin.
Learning Event 2:
a. All photographic negatives must be correctly numbered. This includes
individual sheets of film, single exposures of still roll film and rolls of
motion picture film, in black-and-white or color, positive or negative.
b. Each usable negative or motion picture film roll will be numbered.
Numbers will be written, punched, or slated, without interfering with the
picture area of the negative.
c. Except for aerial film negatives, each still film negative or roll of
motion picture film will be given a negative number, including the following in
the order listed:
(1) Station or unit designation, followed by a dash.
(2) Letter C to designate color, if applicable, followed by a dash.
(3) Individual negative or motion picture roll number, followed by a
(4) Area of command designation symbol and the last two digits of the
d. The following negative number is a sample.
It includes all essential
elements (figs 4-1, 4-2, and 4-3).