Walgreens is one of the few places left available to most people in the United States that will still develop film, especially 110 film, but how much they charge to develop 110 film may be difficult to find.
Walgreens still develops 110 film and charges $14.99 (plux tax) to process either color or black & white 110 film. The price includes film development, a set of 4 x 6 inch glossy prints, and a free CD of your digitally scanned negatives. However, Walgreens won’t return the film negatives back to you.
Now that we know the overall price of developing 110 film at Walgreens and what it includes, keep reading for more specifics about cost and what to consider when getting your film processed.
How Much Does It Cost to Develop 110 Film at Walgreens?
Walgreens is the most expensive of the retail / pharmacy stores that will develop either color or black & white 110 film with Walmart being the cheapest and CVS being the middle–priced tier between the three.
Walgreens charges to develop film by going by the number of exposures a roll of film can hold. Since the most common amount of exposures for 110 is 24 frames, it costs $14.99 for 1 set of glossy 4×6 inch prints and an additional $4 for each set of glossy 4×6 inch prints. A free CD of your digitally scanned negatives is also included with your purchase.
See the list below for a full list of prices:
Number of Disposable Camera Exposures
Single Set of Prints (4×6 inch Prints)
Additional Set of Prints
+ $4.00 per set
+ $4.57 per set
+ $5.50 per set
NOTE: It takes about 3 weeks or more to get your color or black & white 110 film developed at Walmart.
Walgreens also charges around $3.99 each for an 8×10 inch print and around $10.48 for a Photo CD from film processing without prints ordered and $5.99 for a Photo CD from previously developed negatives without prints. See the chart below for prices for additional photo related products:
Additional Photo Products
Photo CD (from film processing, no prints)
Photo CD (from negatives, no prints)
Since Walgreens doesn’t return your negatives and the scans are not high-quality, see this list of places to get a 110 film developed about the same price with better quality scans and your negatives returned. Also see this guide about how to ship your film safely and inexpensively to one of these labs through the mail.
How Long Does It Take Walgreens to Develop 110 Film?
Walgreens take about 3 weeks or more to develop 110 film either color or black & white. This is because Walgreens does not process and scan disposable cameras in-house and mails it out to another lab (usually a Fujifilm facility) to be processed.
Update for 2022: Since 2021 I have found that because of the pandemic drug stores like Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS have a much longer turnaround time then previously reported. For example, I am still waiting for some color 35mm film to be developed from my local CVS for 4 months when it should have been only 2 – 3 weeks. For this reason I highly suggest that you don’t use a local drugstore and use an online film development lab to develop film with a shorter turnaround time instead.
How Do You Develop 110 Film at Walgreens?
The process to have a disposable camera developed at Walgreens is very easy (and similar to CVS and Walmart). All you you need to do is to fill out information on their own paper envelope and put your 110 film canister (one film canister per envelope) into it. The steps are as follows:
- Locate and go to a Walgreens physical location with a photo department. Bring along your undeveloped disposable camera and ask for a film development envelope.
- Fill out the envelope with your information and the list the amount of prints you want.
- Place your exposed film inside the envelope and seal it. Note only one camera per envelope so if you are developing multiple rolls of film, you will need multiple envelopes with your information and number of prints.
- Drop the completed enveloped with your information and number of prints into the collection box in the photo department of Walgreens.
Walgreens will notify you by phone once your order has been processed and ready to be picked up. With your order you will receive is a CD with your digitally scanned negatives on it for future printing or sharing on social media and 4×6″ glossy prints. If you ordered more prints you will also receive those.
How Do I Get Images from My 110 Film to My Phone?
There are two basic approaches to getting images from your 110 film to your phone. Once you finish taking all the images on your 110 film, you will first need to develop your film by using an online (or local) film development lab or a local drugstore.
Using An Online Lab To Get Images from 110 Film
If you choose an online lab to develop your 110 film they will send you your scans back and you can download them to your phone or you can scan the negatives yourself using a scanner, dedicated camera set up, or a smart app.
Using Walgreens To Get Images from 110 Film
However, if you choose to develop your 110 film at a local drug store like Walgreens, you will receive a set of glossy 4×6″ prints (one for each of your exposures) and scans of your negatives on a CD with your purchase. Since most computers available now don’t have a CD-rom drive to access the images on the CD that you get back from Walgreens, I recommend bringing along a USB flash drive to make it easier to transfer the images from the CD to the USB drive at one of the photo kiosks located in Walgreens. Then you can transfer the images from the USB to your computer and then to your mobile device.
Using An Smartphone App To Get Images from 110 Film
Another option is using a smartphone app like PhotoScan by Google to scan the 4×6 prints you receive back from Walgreens. The free app is available for iPhone phones and Android phones and takes high resolution images of prints without reflections as well as automatically crops, resizes, rotates, and enhances the image.
In Summary and Pros & Cons of Getting 110 Film Developed at Walgreens
Walgreens is a good place to develop your 110 film because of its convenient locations, decent quality photo prints, and has better scans than Walmart. Similar to CVS and Walmart, Walgreens doesn’t return your film negatives. If you want your negatives returned and/or you care about getting more than low quality and low resolution scans, I suggest that you read this guide that lists several places to get film developed that will return negatives and give you much better quality scans. Also, see this guide to learn how to ship your film safely and inexpensively to one of these online labs.
Below are a list of pros and cons about getting a 110 film developed at Walgreens.
- Many Walgreens locations available so it is likely near you
- No shipping cost
- Can develop color and black & white 110 film
- Prints are better than CVS and Walmart
- Extra sets of prints are cheaper than CVS and Walmart
- Free CD of scanned negatives and a set of glossy 4×6 inch prints included with development cost
- Will call you when your order is ready
- Scans are better than Walmart (but not much)
- Can get just a Photo CD without prints for a cheaper price at $10.48
- Can get negatives scanned to a Photo CD for just $5.99 (check with the store to see if you get your negatives back)
- Long wait time of 3 weeks or more for 110 film and other specific formats (Advantix / APS, 110, Slide Film / E6, and black & white 35mm)
- Receive back low-resolution scans and prints
- Don’t receive your negatives back
- Very little, if any, customer service – drop film in a paper envelope in the store
- No online film development ordering available (must go to the physical location)
- No bulk pricing available
- Will not give a discount on scanning if the roll is blank (like some online labs)
You can find more details and comparisons developing your film at Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens by visiting this guide.