A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under India.
A brown tint (originally squid ink) added to photos to give them an old-fashioned appearance. Very popular in heritage photos or photos of children. Makes us wonder, though, what they did in the old days to make things look old-fashioned.
Remember when all photos had a brown tinge? It's called sepia. And now you can make your photos look that way again. Some digital cameras have a sepia option that, when activated, converts the image into shades of brown.
Sepia is a reddish-brown pigment, produced from the ink of octopus and cuttlefish that is used in watercolor and ink drawing. In photography some toning processes produce a sepia-tone print, often to give the impression of a very old photograph. Warm, reddish-brown pigment produced from octopus or cuttlefish ink, used in watercolor and drawing ink.
Sepia Magazine was a black-owned photojournalistic magazine styled like Life and sometimes compared to Ebony. It was published in Fort Worth, Texas. It featured articles based primarily on the achievements of African Americans.