Beautiful soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful soup! …
Alice in Wonderland
In the early days of holography, its practitioners generally processed their holograms as though they were ordinary black-and-white films, using proprietary developing and fixing solutions. Considering the nature of holographic silver halide emulsions, it is hardly surprising that the results were less than satisfactory. Then holographers started to modify existing formulas and to create recipes specifically for holographic emulsions. Here, we will describe the most effective hologram processings for industrially manufactured photomaterials. ...