Update 09 – 2018-06-21: 334 labs / 56 countries
58 labs added, 32 updated and five new countries on the map. Special thanks to Tibo Alberny and John Whitmore for their help cleaning up all the submissions. More updates to come very soon!
With the help of some lovely folks from all over the internet, 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 m
re 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. Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your own updates.
We started off with ~60 labs in 15 countries in September 2016 and at the time of the last update on June 21st 2018, now list 334 labs in 58 countries. More updates will be coming very soon as I clear out a bit of a backlog. 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.
If you’re having difficulty loading the map below, you can also view it directly on Google Maps here. You can also add this map as an overlay in your iOS or Android Google Maps app.
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? Use the form below or this link to make a new submission, or to update an existing entry.
Update 08 – 2017-09-07: 277 labs / 51 countries
19 labs added, 3 updated, two new countries on the map.
Update 07 – 2017-08-31: 258 labs / 49 countries
18 labs added and 2 updates to existing lab listings. Keep them coming.
Update 06 – 2017-08-09: 240 labs / streamlining submissions
We’ve just added another 7 labs and 5 new countries. The submission form has been tweaked a bit. More updates in the queue coming soon.
Update 05 – 2017-04-17: 233 labs / streamlining submissions
We’ve just added another 23 labs and 2 new countries. To help streamline the submission/update process, we’ve added a new Google Form to the foot of this page. Please send all updates via this form – it’ll help to make sure your submissions don’t get lost.
Update 04 – 2017-04-16: 210 labs now listed
Thanks to everyone for all the recent updates. There are still 30+ in the queue to add but thanks to your help, we’re now up to 210 verified labs listed here on the map!
Update 03 – 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 02 – 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 01 – 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.
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