It is super to see you on the forum !
About your question.
Yes it was really not a problem for ordinary people to use colour film before and during the war.
The 35mm agfacolor color film were used in the exact same way as normal agfa or Kodak black and white film.
The user could simply walk into a good quality photo shop in Germany and purchase a new pack of agfacolor. After the photographer took all 36 shots, the film roll would be packed up in a preprinted agfa envelop and posted to the agfa film developing centre in Berlin.
I'm not sure how long the development took or if their was censorship on this colour film like in the DDR.
But after the developed film was posted back to the original sender.
Most users then purchased glass panels and paper or metal filmosto frames.
The biggest problem for this film and processing was of course the price.
It was available to the general public but only a small minority of the people had the money to really enjoy this *high tech* hobby.
Of course the other defining element to usage was the change in the war.
As more and more chemical factories and even agfa itself were bombed, production and processing of color film became ever more limited on the civilian side and more directed towards the growing demand of the German propaganda machine under Joseph Goebbels.
PS. Maybe some of the other slide members can come in on this topic ?
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