The EMULSIVE Global Film Lab Map
Update – 2016-10-23: 199 labs now listed
We’re just one shy of 200 labs listed but Africa still remains completely blank. Please help to share and spread the word. We’d love to see 250 by the end of 2017!
Update – 2016-09-25: 181 labs now listed
Thanks to your support, we’re up to 181 labs – thank you! Please continue submitting and helping to fill in the areas marked “contribute”.
Update – 2016-09-17: 154 labs now listed
Please help fill in the blanks by providing details for areas marked “contribute” in each map listing. We’ve also added scanner options, so let us know which scanners your favorite labs use.
With the help of some lovely folks on Twitter, as well as a few of my own notes (kept on napkins and cigarette packets over the years), I present to you an in-exhaustive map of places you can get your film developed and scanned – worldwide.
Each of the labs you’ll see on the map below are real, active and have been used by yours truly, or members of the film photography community.
This is a living, breathing map and will be constantly updated with more detail – better information on services, film formats developed, scanning options, public darkroom facilities, wet printing (color and black and white) – everything we can get our hands on.
We’re starting off with ~60 labs in 15 countries. Not a bad effort for version one but obviously not good enough, so I’d like to ask your help. Please contribute labs not yet covered, as well as details not yet currently included for existing listings.
In addition, if there’s some detail that you feel should be added to all of the listings (turnaround times?), please let me know either in the comments below or by clicking the email link in the map description.
Can’t seem to search? No problem: click on the top right icon and you’ll be able to view the map in full screen and search away to your heart’s content.
Has someone been missed? Details incorrect? Want to contribute? Leave a message in the comments below.