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.

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Updates

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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  1. Hi! I’m from Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have a minilab at home where I develop and scann my own films and take orders from customers.
    I develop and scann 35mm and 120mm, color and black&white film.
    Here is my fanpage where I take the orders and sell supplies: http://www.facebook.com/shoot.film.arg
    I also give lessons of introduction to film photography and manual homemade develop
    Film’s not dead! It al depends on us

  2. There’s probably something like 40 labs still running in France. Here’s the excellent one I go to:
    Laboratoire Photon, 8 Rue du Pont Montaudran, 31000 Toulouse, France

  3. In Maribor, Slovenia:
    Mišnica,
    Glavni trg 22,
    2000 Maribor
    https://www.facebook.com/misnicaGT22
    misnica@gt22.si
    Darkroom with B&W printing capability, Durst Laborator 1200 with black and white kit system, lenses and neg. carriers for 5×4″, 6x7cm, 6x6cm, 6×4.5cm and 35mm.
    In GT22 you can also visit the museum of photographic technology of the 20th century (Photo Museum Modrinjak) located in the same building.
    We also offer:
    – Darkroom classes for beginners/advanced
    – Mentorship
    – Renting of analog photo equipment (135mm, 6×6, 6×9, etc.)
    You are more than welcome to come and visit us, use our facilities or just challenge our team in a Dart game (yes we have a Dart board in our Darkroom) 🙂
    The Darkroom and Photo Museum are located in city center (Maribor), open from 9.00 am – 16.00 pm or by agreement.
    Access limited on Saturday, Sunday – open by agreement.
    Nearest bus stop less then 1 minute away, parking available.

  4. In San Diego, CA US there’s Nelson Photo:
    3625 Midway Dr. Suite J, San Diego CA, 92110
    (619) 234-6621
    nelsonphotosupplies.com

  5. Hi, here are few labs in Prague, Czech republic.
    1) Ultralab & Son – http://www.ultralab.cz/
    Vladislavova 15/2, 110 00 Praha – https://goo.gl/maps/LFe7RcQ2ohx
    C41 / E6 / BW. 135/120, I think they do even large formats
    2) Foto Skoda – https://www.fotoskoda.cz/
    Vodičkova 37, 110 00 Praha 1 – https://goo.gl/maps/bivFkBuDnD72
    C41 / E6 / BW in 135/120
    3) BeFoto – http://www.befoto.cz/
    Janovského 964/5, 170 00 Praha 7 – https://goo.gl/maps/qbAGfg6ZPVQ2
    C41 / maybe E6 / BW in 135/120
    4) Thalia Picta – http://www.thaliapicta.cz/
    Orebitská 647/7, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov – https://goo.gl/maps/EiX5xn61Vf62
    C41 / E6 / BW in 135/120 maybe even large format
    5) Fotomedia –
    Budějovická, 14000 Praha – Krč, 140 00 – https://goo.gl/maps/bQrSy69CGsP2
    C41 in 135, not sure about 120.

  6. Colonial Photo and Hobby in Orlando, FL still does in-house processing for C41 and B&W in both 135 and medium format. I’m pretty sure they still do E6, but it’s been outsourced to a lab in (I believe) Jacksonville.
    http://www.cphfun.com/

  7. In Utah, there’s also Replicolor at 850 Richards St., Salt Lake City. They do B&W, E-6 and C-41 in 35mm, 120 and 220. They also process K12 and K14 as B&W.
    Nichols Photo Lab at 3265 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City does B&W, C-41 and E-6 for 35mm, 120, 220, 4×5 and 8×10. They’ll also scan odd-sized film.

  8. HONG KONG
    Color six
    51 Wellington St, central
    852 2526 0123
    http://www.colorsix.com
    Black and white and colour processing, printing and scanning
    Chau Digital
    Phase 3, Chai Wan Industrial City
    70 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan
    852 2505 0830
    http://www.chaidigital.hk
    High quality printers not processing
    Dot well Photo
    44 Camarvon Road, TST
    852 2368 3826
    http://www.dotwellphoto.com
    cheap processing not sure of quality
    Photocrafters
    3/floor Hang Fat Building, 140 Wing Lol St, Sheung Wan
    852 28511003
    http://www.thephotocrafters.org
    Black and white darkroom – I process my b&w film here myself

  9. Duggal Photo Services in NYC (and I’m sure there are others)
    29 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
    (212) 242-7000

    1. Thank you Walter, I’ve added them in. My German is VERY rusty, so please take a look at the listing and let me know if I’ve missed anything off.

  10. Great idea! I have a couple to add that I found while traveling in S. America:
    Argentina:
    Buenos Aires Color
    Piedras 980 (C1070AAT)
    Ciudad Autónoma.
    Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    From what I remember, they process C41, E6, and black and white and seem to have quite a few lab services. They even rushed my development overnight for no extra charge because I had a flight back home the next day.
    Chile:
    Photolab
    Calle Merced 832,
    Santiago, Región Metropolitana,
    Chile
    So this place is supposedly good, and supposedly develops all types of film, offers push and pull processing, and whatever else you need. I have no firsthand experience however, because I mistakenly went into the shop with the big “FUJIFILM” awning two doors down. Don’t do that. The Fujifilm place is a standard 1 hour photo, which is convenient, but asking them to push my Cinestill in my broken Spanish did not ultimately get me the results I wanted.
    Others I didn’t try, but found in searching for film labs:
    Migo
    Las Azucenas 2997,
    Providencia. Santiago de Chile
    JPF Laboratorio Fotográfico
    Reyes Lavalle 3320, Las Condes
    Santiago 7550121
    Other useful things I learned traveling with film in South America: Developing = Revelado. Push = Forzar, Forzado. One stop = Un punto. Rolls of film = rollos.
    One hour photos are common and heavily used in the cities, but quality in my experience is mediocre.

  11. In Vienna, Austria there are also
    – Foto Fayer, prices at: http://www.fayer.at/en/rund-ums-foto-kombiangebote-bonussystem 135 or 120 C41/E6+scan from €15
    – Foto Speed http://fotospeed.at/ map https://goo.gl/maps/7WEjGfk4JXD2, C41 dev €4,90, B&W €6,90
    – Foto Leutner, http://fotoleutner.at/ – but I personally had bad experience with their service, so won’t recommend them. Prices similar, C41+scan from €11, B&W from €14, E6 from €15
    In Munich, Germany there is also Fotoflash Fachlabor Prices C41+scan €11, B&W+scan €12

  12. Hey! Since somebody already mentioned Fotoyks.fi in my village, i can point to Saint Petersburg lab called Foto One (http://www.foto-one.com/ sorry i think website only in Russian). They have fantastic printers there and a drum scanner. Something you won’t find in Finland at all, for example. I think the address in English would be Chkalovskiy pr. 15, Saint Petersburg