Google Doodle honours physicist Louis Daguerre

Pocket-Lint: Google has produced another Google doodle which pays tribute to Louis Daguerre on his 224th birthday; inventor of the daguerreotype his process enabled the fixing of a permanent image to a silver coated copper plate.

Although his invention was the first commercially successful photographic process, there was much controversy at the time of Daguerre's invention, as Englishman William Fox Talbot had also managed to fix images with his Calotype process. It was only due to patenting issues that Daguerre's method ended up being the more successful.

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