Initial Photography

Before tablets are baked they are first photographed. There is always the chance that baking a tablet may cause cracks or some surface damage, so it is vital to document their initial appearance. Sometimes the tablets are coated with ammmonium chloride before photography, but this is not always the case. The accompanying images show the heavily encrusted surface of a tablet before baking and soaking. Compare this image to the same tablet below after baking and soaking.