Where to Get Film Developed in Philadelphia?

The popularity of shooting film has risen the last few years due to people rediscovering this analogue magical process. If you live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania you may be looking for places to get your film developed.

If you are a film photographer in Philadelphia, be sure to check out these 5 highly recommended places to develop film in Philadelphia:

  1. PHOTOLounge
  2. IndiePhoto
  3. UniquePhoto
  4. New York Camera & Video
  5. Andrew’s Analog Service Center

Now that you know that top 5 places to develop film in Philadelphia, keep reading to find out more about what film each location can process, how much they charge, and the processing time.

Map of Places to Develop Film in Philadelphia

Below is a map of the 5 places we recommend for developing film in Philadelphia so you can see where they are in relation to you. One of the labs listed is a mail-order store only but the rest have a storefront you can visit.

1. PHOTOLounge

PHOTO Lounge: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.
Indie Photo: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.

PHOTOLounge is another great option for film development in Philadelphia, Pa. This lab has been around since 1997 and is now located in the French Quarter near City Center West at 130 South 17th Street near Sanom Street and 17th Street near Rittenhouse square. PHOTO Lounge is highly rated on Google and Yelp for their genuinely helpful and nice staff that deliver high quality customer service.

PHOTOLounge can process, scan, and print from current film formats including 35mm and 120 (medium format) in Color (C-41) and Black & White including disposable cameras. Unlike other labs on this list, PHOTOLounge have two methods of getting discounts on developing film which are the Film Processing Super Saver ($150 worth of film processing for only $99) and a Film Club for $8/month or $80/yr (free for students) that offers 10% off of film processing with free upgrade to high-resolution scans, among other things. PHOTO Lounge also offers a Weekend Print Club that’s free to join and offers you a chance to get 4×6 prints on Lustre paper for $1 a print on the weekends through a text message. All of these discount methods can also be combined for even more savings.

How Can I Contact PHOTOLounge?

The PHOTOLounge is now located in the French Quarter at 130 South 17th Street near Sanom Street and 17th Street just off of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA.

The best way is to contact them is by phone at (267) 322-6651 but you can also reach them through email at info@myphotolounge.com or by using their contact form on their website at MyPhotoLounge.com.

The PHOTOLoung hours are as follows but you can check their google listing for updated hours:

  • Monday-Saturday noon-5pm
  • Closed on Sundays

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At PHOTOLounge?

PHOTOLounge develops all 35mm in color and black & white film for between $7 – $17, 120 (medium format) film in color and black & white between $7 – $24, and disposable cameras between $7 – $15 ($7 for 4×6 prints plus $5.97 for shipping). PHOTOLounge charges $1.97 for return shipping of 35mm negatives if you mail order process your film and $5.97 for return shipping of 120 (medium format) or if you order prints.

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film
Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing
Film Return Cost
Turnaround
Time?
$13 for 24 exp. & $14 for 36 exp. for color; $16 for 24 exp. & $17 for 36 exp. b&w
$7 per roll of color or b&w film.
$21 for color 120 film; $24 for b&w
$7 per roll of color film and $10 for b&w
$15 with scans
$1.97 for 35mm; $5.97 for 120
Next Day before 3 pm for Color, 10 days for b&w (about 1.5 wk for color film and 2.5 wks with b&w for mail order)
PHOTOLounge Film Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Film Development Prices with Scans

35mm Film (both 24 and 36 exposures)

At the time of writing, PHOTOLounge charges around $13 per roll of color 35mm film with 24 exposures and $14 for 36 exposures which includes “standard”-sized scans. PHOTOLounge charges around $16 for black & white 35mm film for 24 exposures and $17 for 36 exposures with “standard”-sized scans. If process 35mm film through the mail at PHOTOLounge, they charge $1.97 for return shipping of negatives.

PHOTOLounge offers high-resolution scanning at around $6 more for 35mm color and black & white film in both 24 and 26 exposures. However, all 120 (medium format) film is scanned at high resolution at not extra cost. All scans are delivered in jpeg format via a Dropbox link to your email.

120 Film (Medium Format)

PHOTOLounge charges around $21 per roll of color 120 (medium format film) and charges around $24 for black & white 120 (medium format film). All medium format film comes in high resolution scans at no extra charge. All scans are delivered in jpeg files via a Dropbox link to your email. If process 120 (medium format) film through the mail at PHOTOLounge, they charge $5.97 for return shipping of negatives.

Disposable Cameras

PHOTOLounge will develop your disposable camera and scan the negatives for around $15 If you don’t want scans, you can just get your disposable camera developed and your negatives sent back for just $7. You can also upgrade your scans to high resolution for an additional $7 or you can include 4″ x 6″ prints on Lustre paper with your order for $9 more but shipping goes up to $5.97 from $1.97, if you mail order film processing. If you have 10 or more disposable cameras or film and cameras combination, let them know via email (at info@myphotolounge.com) and they will send you a discount code.

Film Development Prices Without Scans

35mm Film (both 24 and 36 exposures)

If you only want your film to be developed and don’t want scans or prints, the cost is around $7for 35mm color in both 24 and 36 exposures. For black & white 35mm film the price for development of black & white 35mm film is around $10 for both 24 and 36 exposures. PHOTOLounge charges $1.97 for return shipping of 35mm negatives.

120 Film (Medium Format)

The price for development only of color 120 (medium format) film is around $7 and around $10 for 120 black & white film. PHOTOLounge charges $5.97 for return shipping of 120 (medium format) negatives.

See PHOTOLounge for more information about their film processing services and prices.

How To Get Film Developed at PHOTOLounge?

PHOTOLounge offers multiple was to process film which are all convenient. If you live in Philly there are 3 ways to develop film by dropping it off or you can also mail your film into the store for development. If you don’t live near Philadelphia, you can mail film to them using their pre-paid mailing envelope. See below for the steps to drop off film or how to mail film to the store for processing.

How to Drop Off for Development at PHOTOLounge

PHOTOLounge offers multiple convenient ways to drop off film to be developed:

  • Free contactless pick up in Philadelphia by courier
  • Drop box at our Center City location
  • Mobilab film boxes

Use the online ordering form on the PHOTOLounge website to order film development. Then choose from 4 ways to get film to them by dropping it off at the lab during open hours, ordering a free contactless pickup, or using a MobiLab drop off film boxes places around Philadelphia. To do this follow these directions:

  1. Go to this webpage on the PHOTOLounge website to fill out the film processing order form
  2. Use the online form to add what film you want to get developed and if you want scans and prints
  3. Choose how you want to get the film to PHOTOLounge by choosing one of the three methods: Drop Off at main location, send a courier, or drop of at a MobiLab
  4. If you choose Drop off at main location, drop off the film and order form at the main location at 130 South 17th Street. If you choose Send a Courier, fill out the information on the website and the courier will contact you the night before by 7 pm to arrange a pickup time (pickup days are Wednesdays and Saturdays). If you chose to drop off your film at a MobiLab, choose a location from the dropdown menu: Essene Market (719 S 4th Street), Weavers Way Co-op (217 East Butler Ave. Ambler), REC Philly (901 Market Street, Suite 2120), or United by Blue (3421 Walnut Street).
  5. Once you decided on your drop off method, choose if you want your negatives returned to you and how. For example, you can pick up the negatives at the main location, have them shipped to you, or pick them up at one of the MobiLab locations. Then complete checking out of the store online by paying for your order.

How to Order Film Development at PHOTOLounge Through the Mail

PHOTOLounge also offers online film development through the mail in addition to film drop off. To order film development through the mail by PHOTOLounge use the online ordering form on the PHOTOLounge website:

  1. Go to this webpage on the PHOTOLounge website to fill out the film processing order form
  2. Use the online form to add what film you want to get developed and if you want scans and prints
  3. Choose how you want to get the film to PHOTOLounge by choosing “I’m Shipping It To You” in the dropdown menu
  4. Next, choose if you want your negatives returned to you. If you want your negatives back, choose “Ship Them To Me” and fill out your mailing address
  5. Complete your order by following the online film.
  6. Once you complete the order you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to fill out and download your pre-paid shipping label to print
  7. To mail in your film, print out and tape your pre-paid shipping label to a thick, padded envelope by inserting your ordering form, film (placed in a clear, ziplock for safety). Remember to tape your envelope closed and drop it off at a mailbox.

If you want to use another shipping service to get your film to PHOTOLounge you can mail the film to:

PhotoLounge
3rd Floor
130 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Once your order is received and processed, you will also receive the digital scans in your email via a Dropbox link if you chose that option with your order. PHOTOLounge will send you an email notifying you your order has been received. See this webpage for common questions related to mailing in film for processing at PHOTOLounge lab.

See this article I wrote for more information about how to safely mail your film into a online lab.

What is the Turnaround Time for Processing Film at PHOTOLounge?

The typical turnaround times for film dropped off by 3 pm Monday – Friday at PHOTOLounge are:

  • Color (C-41) Develop Only – 1 to 2 business days (If film isn’t in by 3 pm, then the color film will be done by the next day)
  • B&W Develop Only / Develop & Scan – within 10 business days

If mailing the film, you will be updated by email when the film arrives at the lab, according to the website. If the color film comes before 3 pm on a weekday then you will get the scans the next day. If the film comes after 3pm, the scans will be send the following day. PHOTOLounge takes longer to process black & white film so you can expect to get your scans a week later once the film arrives. Your film should be mailed back to you within 1 – 3 days once the film is processed and scanned.

Does PHOTOLounge offer discounts?

Unlike other labs on this list, PHOTOLounge have two methods of getting discounts on developing film which are the Film Processing Super Saver ($150 worth of film processing for only $99) and a Film Club for $8/month or $80/yr (free for students) that offers 10% off of film processing with free upgrade to high-resolution scans, among other things. PHOTO Lounge also offers a Weekend Print Club that’s free to join and offers you a chance to get 4×6 prints on Lustre paper for $1 a print on the weekends through a text message. All of these discount methods can also be combined for even more savings.

PHOTOLounge also offers a pre-paid shipping label to ship your film to their store that you gain access to after you purchase your film development through the website. The label is a first class shipping label and should cover between 1 – 10 rolls of 35mm or medium format (120) film, or 1 – 2 disposable cameras. If you are shipping more rolls or camera, than I recommend using USPS priority flat rate to save money on shipping.

Does PHOTOLounge Offer Other Services?

Printing Services

PHOTOLounge offers same day prints and delivered by courier on Wednesday and Saturdays for $1.97 (if ordered in the morning) from digital images from film scans, camera, or smart phone images in sizes from 2.5 x 3.5 (wallet size) to 24 x 36 inches using several different types of paper (though Lustre is the most popular) and canvases through an easy to use application through their website. PHOTOLounge also offers fine art and Gliclee printing services, photo books, calendars, greeting cards. For more information about prints and prices, see this webpage on the PHOTOLounge website.

Scanning Services

PHOTOLounge offers digitizing and scanning services including scanning of uncut film strips, scanning film in strips, scanning per slide, scanning of digital images, video tapes, and old movies like 8mm and 16mm film. All of these scanning services also come in varying options for different scanning resolutions.

They also offer a free “Sort And Quote” digitizing service where they will go through what you needed digitized and they will let you know what the overall cost would be. This service is offered both as a walk-in and with an appointment.

For more information and prices of PHOTOLounge scanning services, see their website.

Passport Services

PHOTOLounge offers passport services as well at their store taking walk-in as well as an online passport service through their website. The service needs to appointment can be ready in 30 mins.

Each passport service gets you:

  • 2 passport pictures and digital file included
  • Choose your best shot
  • Experienced with children and infants (bring favorite stuffed animal for a complimentary passport picture)
  • Special discounts for families and groups of 3+

The Passport service at PHOTOLounge costs:

PHOTOLounge Lab Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Competitive pricing and quick turn around
  • Offers a free paid for shipping label
  • Website is very easy to navigate
  • Easy mail-in process that can be completed online
  • Can get high-quality scans of your negatives
  • Will return negatives (with low cost return shipping at $1.97 for 35mm and $5.97 for 120 film)
  • Discount pricing available on multiple development rolls through a Film Processing Super Saver ($150 film development for $99) or a Film Club ($8/month or $80/yr) that offers 10% off film processing and free high-resolution film scanning, among other things.
  • If you are located in Philadelphia there several options to drop off film include dropping off at the main store location, multiple drop off locations around the city, or free film pick up by courier on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Several options for scanning resolutions on all film scans
  • Offers develop only or print services via mail order
  • All scans are delivered in jpegs files via a Dropbox link in email
  • 120 film is scanned at high resolution for no extra charge
  • Offers an option of not returning your negatives back to save on shipping cost
  • Offers next day film process for color film if in the lab by 3pm on Sunday through Friday. Otherwise it is the day after. This is one of the fastest I’ve currently seen.

Cons:

  • Can only do 35mm or 120 film (no 110 film, APS, or E-6 Slide film)
  • Shipping for $5.97 for 120 film vs $1.97 for 35mm film
  • Costs $2 to get your negatives without being cut in a long sleeve and is the only option for 120 (medium format) film
  • Different prices for 24 exposure and 36 exposure film 35mm in both color and black & white 35mm film

2. Indie Photo Lab

Indie Photo: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.
Indie Photo: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.

Indie Photo Lab is a great option for film development in Philadelphia. Indie Photo Lab is located in the middle of fishtown near downtown Philadelphia at 206 E Girard Street (just down from Murph’s Bar) which is just a 5 minutes walk away from the Girard metro station. Indie Photo Lab is highly rated on both Google and Yelp and offers film processing, printing and scanning services. They can process, scan, and print from all of the current film formats including 35mm and 120 in Color (C-41) and Black & White film including disposable cameras.

How Do I Contact Indie Photo Lab?

Indie Photo Lab is located at 206 E Girard Street Philadelphia, PA 19125, which is a 5 minutes walk from the Girard metro station.

The best way is to contact them is by phone at (267) 758-5198 but you can also reach them through email at info@indiephotolab.com or by using the contact form on their website. You can also learn more about them by visiting their instagram page here.

Indie Photo Lab’s hours are as follows but they ask to please check their google listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9am – 3pm
  • Sunday: Closed

However, when they are closed on Sunday you can contact them via phone or email to ask about an order or pick up negatives and/or prints. They ask to please ring the doorbell by the front door for assistance.

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At Indie Photo Lab?

Indie Photo Lab develops all 35mm film in color and black & white film between $6 – $16, 120 (medium format) film in color and black & white between $7 – $16.99, 4×5 sheet film in black & white only for $5 per sheet ($20 minimum), disposable cameras for $20 (including prints), and E6 cross-processing between $6 – $16. Color development is handled by an automatic machine by their Fuji FP563SC AL while all black & white film is developed by hand using Ilford Ilfotec DD-X film developer.

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film
Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing
Film Return Cost
Turnaround Time?
$12 for 24 exp. & $14 for 36 exp. for color; $15 for 24 exp. & $16 for 36 exp. b&w film
$9.25 for one film roll of color or b&w. For more rolls it’s $6 for color & $8.99 for b&w
$14.99 for color; $16.99 for b&w
$9.25 for one roll of color or b&w; For more rolls it’s $7 for color or $9.50 for b&w
$17 with scans and 4×6″ prints
Flat rate of $7.50 for up to 20 rolls. Call lab for 21+.
1 – 3 business days for color film; 4 – 7 business days for b&w film (depending on if you order scans)
Indie Photo Film Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Film Development Prices with Scans

35mm film (both 24 and 36 exposures)

At the time of writing, Indie Photo Lab charges $12 per roll of color 35mm film with 24 exposures and $14 for 36 exposures which includes “standard”-sized scans (1200 x 1800 at 6mb). Indie Photo charge $15 for black & white 35mm film for 24 exposures and $16 for 36 exposures with “standard”-sided scans. They also perform density and color corrections according to the film you are using and lighting situations.

Indie Photo also offers high resolution scanning at around $2 more and give you 2400 x 3600 @ 25mb (the most popular), ultra-high res is 3600 x 5400 at 56mb for around $5 more, and max resolution scanning (only for 35mm film) is around $11 more and intended for enlarging a negative to 16 x 24 inches or larger.

120 film

Indie Photo Lab charges $14.99 per roll of color 120 (medium format film) for “standard”-sided scans (1200 x 1800 at 6mb). Indie Photo charge $16.99 for black & white 120 (medium format film) with “standard”-sided scans. Indie Photo Lab also offers development for 220 film.

All scans are delivered in the jpegs via a Dropbox link of your scans right after the film is processed. If you want your scans to be tiff files, there is an additional fee of $2 per 120 roll and $3 per 35mm roll. 

Disposable camera

Indie Photo Lab charges $17 to develop and scan disposable cameras. This package includes “standard”-sized scans and 4×6 inch luster prints.

Film Development Prices Without Scans

35mm film (both 24 and 36 exposures)

If you only want your film to be developed and don’t want scans or prints, the cost is $9.25 for one roll of film for 35mm color film. The price goes to $6 for more than one roll of color 35mm film and $8.99 for 35mm black & white film regardless of exposure amount.

120 film

For 120 (medium format) film the price for color film is $9.25 ($7 for multiple rolls of color 120 film) and $9.50 for black & white film. 220 color film development only is $10 and black & white 4×5 film development is $5 a sheet (with a minimum order of $20).

See Indie Photo lab website for more information about their services and prices

Fuji Frontier Special at Indie Photo Lab

Indie Photo Lab has a what they call a Fuji Frontier Special, for which the price includes film development, hi-res scans (except for the disposable cameras which get the standard scans), and 4×6 inch prints.

35mm (24 exposure)
35mm (36 exposure)
120 film
Disposable Camera
$20 for color & b&w film
$22.50 for color; $24.50 for b&w
$23 for color; $23.99 for b&w
$20 for color only (standard scans only)
Prices of the Indie Photo Lab Fuji Frontier Special (price includes development, scans, and 4×6 inch prints)

How To Get Film Developed at Indie Photo Lab?

The process to order film development at Indie Photo Lab is very easy. You have two options to order film development: online forms for mail-order development or drop off.

Mail Order Film Development

To use the online form from Indie Photo Lab to develop film through the mail:

  1. Go to this webpage to download the film processing order form
  2. Print out the form and look at their prices and services here
  3. Fill out the form as necessary while writing as clear as possible
  4. Purchase a shipping label to the lab (see this guide on how to mail film safely, where to get shipping, and the cost)
  5. Attach shipping label to a padded mailing envelope or box (don’t use a paper envelope since it may tear open) using tape
  6. Insert the ordering form, film (in a clear, ziplock for safety), tape it closed, and drop it off at a mailbox

Once your order is received and processed, you will also receive the digital scans in your email via Dropbox if you chose that option with your order and Indie Photo Lab will send you an email notifying your order has been shipped.

NOTE: If developing film through mail-order, they don’t offer develop-only or print services.

Film Drop Off / After Hours

Use the online form from Indie Photo Lab to develop film by dropping it off at the lab during open hours or after hours:

  1. Go to this webpage to download the film processing order form
  2. Print out the form (or use the form located next to the after hours drop-off box at the store) and look at their prices and services here
  3. Fill out the form as necessary while writing as clear as possible
  4. Insert the ordering form, film (in a clear, ziplock for safety) into a container and drop it off at a lab (or in the after hours drop-off location).

Note: You need to choose on the order form if you will pick up your negatives later or for them to discard the negatives. If the film is marked for later pickup and not picked up within 60 days, it will be discarded.

What is the Turnaround Time for Processing Film at Indie Photo Lab?

The typical turnaround times at Indie Photo are:

  • Color (C-41) Develop Only – 1 to 2 business days
  • Color (C-41) Develop & Scan – 2 to 3 business days
  • B&W Develop Only – 4 to 5 business days
  • B&W Develop & Scan – 5 to 7 business days

Please allow 15 business days for negatives to be returned for up to 20 rolls. Contact Indie Photo Lab for a quote on the price of the delivery of 21+ rolls.

Does Indie Photo Lab offer discounts?

Indie Photo Lab offers film development discounts based on the number of rolls you are developing. There is a 5% discount if you develop between 5 – 10 color or black & white rolls of film at a time, and 10% discount if you develop 11 or more. This is true for both color and black & white film, however, for black & white film they all need to be same emulsion.

Indie Photo Lab doesn’t offer free shipping to their building (but if you live close you can drop the film off and pick it up and save on shipping). You can save money by using USPS shipping first class or media mail if you are only planning on developing a few rolls of film.

Does Indie Photo Lab Offer Other Services?

IndiePhotoLab.com offer prints from digital images (film scans) and are printed using Lustre Prints using Fuji inkjet paper (minimum print order is $10).

From 35mm negatives
From 35mm Slides
From 120 Negatives
4 x 6 – $1.00
4 x 6 – $2.00
4 x 6.5 – $3.00
5 x 7 – $3.00
5 x 7 – $3.00
5 x 5 / 6 x 6 – $4.00
8 x 12 – $7.00
8 x 12 – $8.00
5 x 7 / 8 x 6 – $4.00
6 x 7 / 6 x 9 – $5.00
8 x 10 8 x 12 – $8.00
Prices of prints from digital files from IndiePhotoLab.com in Philadelphia, Pa.

Develop & Print Only

Indie Photo Lab offers a service where they will develop your film and print from your negatives. However, you do not receive your negatives back during this process. Our printing is performed using the Fuji DX100 Frontier S Dry Lab, using our standard paper, Fuji Crystal Archive Luster.

35mm (24 expo)
35mm (36 expo)
120 film
Color (c-41): $16
Color (c-41): $19
Color (c-41): $19
B&W: $16
B&W: $21
B&W: $21
Price of film development and prints only from IndiePhotoLab.com in Philadelphia, Pa.

Scanning Services

Indie Photo Lab offers scanning services including scanning of uncut film strips, scanning film in strips, scanning per slide, and flatbed scanning using an Epson V700. All of these scanning services come in options for different scanning resolutions.

For more information and prices of Indie Photo Lab scanning services, see their website.

Indie Photo Lab Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Competitive pricing and quick turn around
  • Fuji Frontier Special that will save you money on film development, scan, and prints
  • Easy mail-in process that can be completed online
  • High-quality scans of your negatives
  • Will get negatives back (also with low cost return shipping)
  • Discount pricing available on multiple development rolls
  • Perform density and color corrections according to the film you are using and lighting situations
  • Flat return shipping fee is $7.50 up to 20 rolls
  • If dropping off film in person, all prices and options are available
  • 15 days for delivery of negatives and emailed a dropbox link for scans
  • Offers film in popular film stocks like color and black & white 35mm and 120 film.
  • After hours drop off (form here)
  • Has mail order processing available: online order form
  • several options for scanning resolutions on all film scans
  • website is easy to navigate

Cons:

  • Mail order development is scan and development only
  • Have to pay to mail in your film to the facility
  • Do not offer develop only or print services via mail order. 
  • Cannot develop film soaked in anything or tampered with
  • Can only do 35mm and 120 film (no 110 film or APS)
  • Higher price to develop single rolls of 35mm or 120 film (better deal for developing multiple rolls of film)
  • Different prices for 24 exposure and 36 exposure film 35mm in both color and black & white 35mm film

3. Unique Photo

UniquePhoto: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.
UniquePhoto: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.

Unique Photo is another great option for film development in Philadelphia, Pa. Although Unique Photo has a long history of photography stores in the Tri-State area including a location in Fairfield, New Jersey, the Philadelphia location is the newest in addition by opening in 2020. In addition to processing photographic film, Unique Photo Philadelphia also has the largest selection of digital and film cameras, lenses, video cameras, audio equipment, drones, lighting and studio supplies, photographic film, film and digital photography education in person and online, equipment rentals, camera and equipment repairs, printing and scanning services, film and photographic darkroom supplies, used digital and film camera and equipment, and more.

Unique Photo is located in download Philadelphia at 28 South 2nd Street which is only 4 blocks east from the Liberty Bell and a 3-min walk from the Museum of the American Revolution. Unique Photo is highly rated on Google and Yelp for their genuinely helpful and nice staff that deliver high quality customer service.

The Unique Photo store in Philadelphia can develop, scan, and print from current film formats including 35mm and 120 (medium format) in both color, black & white, and slide (E-6) film and always returns your negatives. They can also process and scan 4×5 sheet film in slide film (E-6) and black & white.

How Do I Contact Unique Photo in Philadelphia?

The Unique Photo store in downtown Philly at 28 South 2nd Street which is only 4 blocks east from the Liberty Bell and a 3-min walk from the Museum of the American Revolution.

The best way is to contact them is by phone at (215) 608-2222 but you can also reach them through their Facebook page, or by using their contact form on their website. You can also follow them on instagram, Youtube, Flickr, or even Twitter.

The Unique Photo Philadelphia location hours are as follows but you can check their Facebook page or google listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At Unique Photo in Philadelphia?

Unique Photo in Philadelphia charges $12 to develop 35mm in color film (C-41) and $25 for black & white 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures, $12 to develop color 120 (medium format) film and $25 for black & white 120 film, and $12 to develop disposable cameras. The price also includes standard-sized scans for $2 and digital images delivered to you in your email for $5. High resolution scans of your negatives cost $10 instead of $2 for standard-sized scans. However, if you show up to the store with a USB you can save the $5 cost of getting the images emailed to you.

Unique Photo offers a refund in store credit if you pay for scans and your roll of film turn out blank.

You can pick up and drop off film processing orders anytime during store hours. Contact the photo lab at Unique Photo Philadelphia by phone at (973) 377-6084 or by email: lab@uniquephoto.com if have any questions.

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film
Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing
Turnaround
Time?
$12 for 35mm color film in 24 or 36 exposures; $25 for 35mm b&w film in 24 or 36 exposures.
$5 per roll of color 35mm film; $17 per roll of b&w 35mm film.
$12 for color 120 film; $25 for b&w 120 film.
$5 per roll of color 120 film and $17 for b&w 120 film
$12 with scans
10 days for color film; 2 weeks for b&w film
PHOTOLounge Film Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Film Development Prices with Scans

Color, Black & White, and Slide 35mm Film

At the time of writing, Unique Photo charges around $12 ($5 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) per roll of color 35mm film with either 24 or 36 exposures, which includes “standard”-sized scans and digital scans sent to your email. If you want high resolution scans it is an additional $10.

Unique Photo charges around $25 ($17 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) for black & white 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures with “standard”-sized scans and digital scans sent to your email. High resolution scans are an additional $10.

Unique Photo charges around $28 ($21 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) for slide 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures with “standard”-sized scans and digital scans sent to your email. High resolution scans are an additional $10.

All scans are delivered in jpeg format by email in a zip file to download to your computer.

Color, Black & White, and Slide 120 Film (Medium Format)

Unique Photo charges around $12 ($5 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) per roll of color 120 (medium format film), charges around $25 ($17 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) for black & white 120 (medium format film), and charges around $28 ($21 for dev, $2 for scans, and $5 for image delivery through email) for slide (E-6) 120 (medium format film) with “standard”-sized scans and digital scans sent to your email. High resolution scans are available for an additional $10.

All scans are delivered in jpeg format by email in a zip file to download to your computer.

Disposable Cameras

Unique Photo Lab also develops disposable camera loaded with color film for $12. This package includes “standard”-sized scans and digitals images of your scans sent to your email. The price is lowered by $5 if you bring a USB to the store to collect your digital scans, instead of having your digital scanned emailed to you. Also, if you want high resolution scans, they are an additional $10.

Film Development Prices Without Scans

Color, Black & White, and Slide 35mm Film

If you only want your film to be developed and don’t want scans or prints, the cost is around $5 for 35mm color in both 24 and 36 exposures, black & white 35mm film the price for development only is around $17 for both 24 and 36 exposures, and for slide (E-6) 35mm film the price for development only is around $20 for both 24 and 36 exposures.

Color, Black & White, and Slide 120 Film (Medium Format)

The price for development only of color 120 (medium format) film is around $5, around $17 for 120 black & white film, and slide (E-6) 120 (medium format) film is around $20.

Color, Black & White, and Slide 4×5 sheet film

Unique Photo can also develop 4×5 sheet film and charges $8 for black & white and $10 slide film with processing only and charges $5 per scan of each sheet.

See Unique Photo for more information about their color and slide film processing and their black & white film processing services and prices.

How To Get Film Developed at Unique Photo?

To get film developed on Unique Photo, the easier way is to drop the film off at the Philadelphia store located on 28 South 2nd Street near the Museum of the American Revolution during their working hours.

Drop Off Film for Development at Unique Photo

Drop off, fill out info with envelop, pay at drop, and get email to let you know they are ready (call for dev only),

To drop off film for development at Unique Photo follow these steps:

  1. Go to a Unique Photo in Philadelphia store in download Philadelphia (or other locations) at 28 South 2nd Street which is only 4 blocks east from the Liberty Bell and a 3-min walk from the Museum of the American Revolution
  2. Speak to an attendant and fill out an envelope with your contact information and order information. Put your film in the envelope and choose your method of pick up. If you decide on getting your negatives scanned then you will need to choose if you want your images emailed to you ($5 charge) or pick them up via USB. If you don’t want scans then you can just pick up the prints and film.
  3. Pay for your order
  4. If you paid for scans and want them emailed to you, you will know the order / negatives are ready to pick up when you can get an email of your scans. If you chose to pick up your scanned images by USB rather than email or if you paid for develop only, you will be notified your order is ready by a phone call.

Once your order is received and processed, you will also receive the digital scans in your email in a .zip folder via a download link, if you chose that option with your order.

What is the Turnaround Time for Processing Film at Unique Photo?

Film can be dropped off and picked up at any time the store is open. Turnaround times for film dropped off at Unique Photo are:

  • Color (C-41) film – 10 days
  • Black & white film – 2 weeks

If you paid for develop only or USB pick up the store will call to let you know the film is ready to be picked up. However, if you paid for scanning and email delivery of images, an email will let you know the negatives are ready to be picked up.

Does Unique Photo offer discounts?

Unique Photo offers discounts on film quantity but you will need to contact the photo lab at Unique Photo Philadelphia by phone at (973) 377-6084 or by email: lab@uniquephoto.com if have any questions.

However, if you pay for film development at Unique Photo and the film is blank, they will refund the cost of scanning and email delivery (around $7) in store credit.

Does Unique Photo Offer Other Services?

Printing Services

Unique Photo offers several printing options in store and online. Their in-store options include instnat printing kiosks in the store, custom printing options from wallet-size to 12×18″, custom large format printing options, foamcore mounting services from $10 – $50 based on size, and custom canvas printing with both image wrap and gallery wrap styles from 11×14″ – 30×40″ for around $204 at the most. Unique Photo also offer image restoration services at $30 per hour of retouching. Find more information about Unique Photo in-store printing services on their webpage.

Unique Photo also offers printing services online through their website. On this website, you are able to upload an image and make prints of several sizes, have your prints custom framed, put your image on customized gifts (like calendars, gift cards, mugs, etc), print images on home decor (like pillows, blankets, coasters, etc), create photo books from your uploaded images, smartphone cover, t-shirts, and ornaments. Find more information about Unique Photo online printing services on their webpage.

Scanning Services

Unique Photo offers digitizing and scanning services including scanning of prints at different prices for different quantity starting at $1 per image down to $.18 for between 250 – 700 photos. They can also scan slides (E-6) in most film format (35mm, 120, and 4×5) for around $2 in standard-size and $10 in high resolution. For 4×5 sheet film it is $5 per sheet.

Unique Photo will also digitize video tapes, and old movies like 8mm and 16mm film. Prices are determined by output and can be exported to a DVD or USB.

For more information about and prices of the scanning and digitizing services at Unique Photo visit their website.

Passport Services

Unique Photo also offers passport photo services as well at their store taking walk-in where they take your image, provide you with copies, or email the copies to you.

For more information about the passport photo services at Unique Photo visit their website.

Unique Photo Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Competitive pricing and quick turn around on film processing
  • Can process color, black & white, and slide 4×5 sheet film
  • Can process 35mm, 120 slide film, 4×5 sheet film in color and slide (E-6)
  • Least expensive color 35mm film development on the list
  • Website is very easy to navigate
  • Friendly and knowledge staff in my experience
  • Can get high-quality scans of your negatives ($10 for both 35mm and 120)
  • All scans are delivered in jpegs files via your email by a zip folder for downloading
  • Sells film and darkroom supplies
  • Charge the same to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 35 exposures
  • Offers extensive online and in-person photography classes for film and digital cameras
  • Sells used and new film cameras
  • Will refund the scan price and/or email delivery price in store credit if the roll turns out to be blank
  • Can use an USB to get scans of your film to save money on $5 email delivery of scanned images if pick up is in store

Cons:

  • Can only do 35mm, 120 (medium format) film, 4×5 sheet film, and E-6 slide film (no 110 film, APS)
  • Cannot process 4×5 color film (C-41)
  • Offers mail order film processing but on a limited basis and you will need to call the store to set it up
  • Charges $5 for digital images of scans to be delivered to your email but this is an one time fee per order

4. New York Camera & Video

New York Camera & Video: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.
New York Camera & Video: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.

New York Camera & Video is another option for film development near Philadelphia, Pa. Unlike other stores in this list this store is located in Southampton 25 miles North of downtown Philadelphia. However, their film processing prices and other services may warrant the trip. They are highly rated on Google and Yelp for their genuinely helpful and nice staff that delivers award winning customer service.

New York Camera & Video can develop, scan, and print from current film formats including 35mm and 120 (medium format) in color, black & white, and slide (E-6) film and will always returns your negatives. They can also process and scan disposable cameras, 220, 620, 110, 126, and APS film. Color and black & white film is developed on site so they can process color film 24 hours and black & white film in 5 days. They can also expedite color 35mm and 120 film to be processed in an hour for $5 per roll and black & white 35mm and 120 film in the same day for $10 per roll!

In addition to processing photographic film, New York Camera & Video also a large selection of film and digital cameras, lenses, film and photographic darkroom supplies, video cameras, audio equipment, photography education one-on-one, equipment rentals, camera and equipment repairs, printing and scanning services, in-store headshots and passport services, lighting and studio supplies, used digital and film cameras and equipment, and more.

How Can I Contact New York Camera & Video?

The New York Camera & Video store is located in 1139 Street Road, Southampton, PA which is 25 miles North of downtown Philadelphia.

The best way is to contact them is by phone at (215) 357-6222 but you can also reach them through their Facebook page, email at: contact@nycv.com or by using their contact form on their website.

New York Camera & Video store hours are as follows but you can check their Facebook page or google listing for updated hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At New York Camera & Video?

New York Camera & Video charges $14 to develop 35mm in color film (C-41) and $19 for black & white 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures. They charge $22 to develop color 120 (medium format) film and $24 for black & white 120 film. New York Camera & Video charges $20 for unmounted slide (E-6) 35mm film and $22.99 for unmounted 120 (medium format) film. It costs $2 to hard mount each negative. They also charge $16 for 110 and APS film, and $16 to develop disposable cameras. This price includes scans transferred to a USB flash drive (not included) for $7.99. If you’d prefer to have the images emailed to you, the price is $2 more overall ($9.99 instead of $7.99) for scans and email delivery via WeTransfer.

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
35mm Film
Processing Cost (no scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (no scans)*
Disposable Camera Processing Price (including 110 and APS film)
Estimated Turnaround
Time
$14 for color film; $22 for b&w film; $20 for unmounted slide (E-6)
$6.99 for color; $13.99 for b&w;
$20.99 for unmounted slide (E-6)
$19 for color 120 film; $24 for b&w 120 film;
$22.99 for unmounted slide (E-6)
$10.99 for color 120 film: $15.99 for b&w 120 film; $15 for unmounted slide (E-6) film
$16 with scans; $7.99 without scans
24 hours for color film; 5 days for b&w film (can be faster for more $)
New York Camera & Video Film Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

New York Camera & Video offers a refund in store credit if you pay for scans and your roll of film turn out blank?

See New York Camera & Video website for more information about their color and slide film processing and their black & white film processing services and prices.

How To Get Film Developed at New York Camera & Video?

To get film developed at New York Camera & Video, drop the film off at their store located on 1139 Street Road in Southampton, PA which is 25 miles North of downtown Philadelphia during their working hours.

Drop Off Film for Development at New York Camera & Video

To drop off film for development at New York Camera & Video follow these steps:

  1. Go to the New York Camera & Video store located 1139 Street Road in Southampton, PA which is 25 miles North of downtown Philadelphia
  2. Speak to an attendant and fill out an envelope with your contact information and order information.
  3. Put your film in the envelope and close it. If you decide on getting your negatives scanned then you will need to choose if you want your images emailed to you ($9.99 charge) or pick them up via a USB flash drive that you provide ($7.99 charge). If you don’t want scans you can just pick up the prints and film when they are ready.
  4. Pay for your order
  5. If you paid for scans and want them emailed to you, you will know the order / negatives are ready to pick up when you can get an email of your scans. If you chose to pick up your scanned images by USB rather than email or if you paid for develop only, you will be notified your order is ready by a phone call.

You can pick up and drop off film processing orders anytime during store hours. Contact the New York Camera & Video by phone at (215) 357-6222 or by email: contact@nycv.com if have any questions.

What is the Turnaround Time for Processing Film at New York Camera & Video?

Film can be dropped off and picked up at any time the store is open. Production times for film development at New York Camera & Video are:

  • Color film (C-41): 24 hours
  • Disposable cameras: 24 hours
  • 110 or APS film: 24 hours
  • Black & white film: 5 days
  • Slide film (E-6): 7 days
  • Uncut Film scanning: 3 days

Note: Color film development (as well as disposable cameras, 110, and APS film) can be expedited to 1 hour development for $5 per roll. Black & white film can be expedited to same day development for $10 per roll?. Slide film cannot be expedited since it is developed off site. Film scans can be expedited to same day for $2.

Does New York Camera & Video offer discounts on Film Development?

any discounts on quantity? or blank film?

New York Camera & Video Pros and Cons

How does it work to get film developed? Call when film is done?

$10 per roll for black & white expedited?

Do you offer discounts on blank rolls?

Any discounts for bulk film development?

Do you offer other resolutions when getting film scanned?

Pros:

  • Can process 35mm and 120 film in color (C-41), black & white, slide (E-6) film as well as disposable cameras, 110, and APS film
  • Very fast development times for 35mm and 120 color (C-41) film: 24 hours and can develop the film in 1 hour for $5 per roll
  • Can develop black & white 35mm and 120 film same day for a $10 charge (otherwise 5 days)
  • Website and film development prices are very easy to navigate and straight forward
  • Friendly and knowledge staff in my experience
  • Same cost to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 35 exposures
  • Consistent store hours
  • All scans are delivered in JPEG format on a provided USB ($7.99) or through email by WeTransfer ($9.99)
  • Offer printing services through their website: See prices and turnaround times here.
  • Prints up to 12×36″ can be ready in 24 hours and expedied to 1 hour for $2 or 10% of purchase (whatever is larger)
  • Sells film and darkroom supplies
  • Offers extensive online and in-person photography classes for film and digital cameras
  • Offers headshot and passport services in-store (more info here)
  • Sells used and new film cameras
  • Sells studio lighting and equipment
  • Rents photography gear
  • Offers Camera repair and maintenance services
  • Offers digital recovery (more info here)
  • Images restoration services (more info here)

Cons:

  • Does not offer mail order film development
  • 25 miles from downtown Philadelphia
  • Cannot develop 4×5 sheet film but can scan it
  • Offers only one resolution of film scanning and scanning costs between $7 – $9 depending on delivery method

5. Andrew’s Analog Service Center

Andrew's Analogue Service Center: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.
UniquePhot: One of the best places in Philadelphia to get your film developed.

Andrew’s Analog Service Center is a fantastic option for getting film development in Philadelphia, Pa. This store is unique to others on the list because it was opened more recently than others on the list (Jan 2019) and operates entirely online and through the mail since there is no storefront. Their priority is to offer film processing at a low price point.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center is highly rated on Google and Facebook for their genuinely helpful and nice staff with great communication skills that go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center can develop, scan, and print from the most extensive list of film formats of any lab on the list which includes:

Color
Black & White
ECN-2
Slide (E-6)
C-22 / Kodachrome
35mm
35mm
35mm
35mm
35mm
120 / 220 / 620
120 / 220 / 620
120 / 220 / 620
120 / 220
620 / 220 / 126
Disposable Cameras
126
Expired Film
110
127
240 (APS)
Disposable Cameras
Expired Film
110
240 (APS)
Expired Film
Film Formats that Andrew’s Analogue Service Center Can Develop

How Can I Contact Andrew’s Analogue Service Center in Philadelphia?

Since Andrew’s Analogue Service Center is online-only, without a storefront, and is a part-time business for the owners they may not be able to answer right away but they do respond quickly. The best way is to contact them is through their email at service@needfilmdeveloped.com but you can also reach them through their Facebook page, by phone at (484) 998-0998, or by using the contact form on their website.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center business hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 6 – 10 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm – 10 pm

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At Andrew’s Analogue Service Center?

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges $5 to develop 35mm in color film (C-41) and $10 for black & white 35mm film in both 24 and 36 exposures, $$7.50 to develop color 120 (medium format) film and $10 for black & white 120 film, and $5 to develop disposable cameras. The price also includes standard-sized scans for free with your negatives delivered to you for a flat $5 no matter how many rolls are getting developed.Andrew’s Analogue Service Center also offers medium resolution scans for $2.50 more and a high resolution DSLR scans (24 MP and you get JPEG + RAW files in DNG) of your negatives for $5 more.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center will always return your film back to you unless you choose the develop and scan only option at check out. They don’t offer a download option for scans on most film development but you can include a small USB when you ship your film to them to save money or purchase one from them to get your scans. Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges a flat fee of $5 for return of your negatives and USB drive containing digital images of your negatives.

35mm Film Processing Cost (w/ free basic scans)*
35mm Film
Processing Cost (upgraded scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (w/ free basic scans)*
120 Film Processing Cost (upgraded scans)*
Disposable Camera Process
Film Return Cost
Turnaround
Time?
$5 for 35mm color film in 24 or 36 exposures; $10 for 35mm b&w film in 24 or 36 exposures.
$7.50 per roll of color film; $12.50 per roll of b&w film.
$7.50 for color film; $10 for b&w film.
$10 per roll of color film; and $12.50 for b&w film
$5 with basic scans
Flat $5 fee
4 – 10 days for color film; 2 – 3 weeks for b&w film
Andrew’s Analogue Service Center Film Development Cost for 35mm and 120 film | *film prices at time of writing the article

Film Development Prices with Scans

35mm Film in Color, Black & White, Slide (E-6), ECN-2, and C-22 / Kodachrome

At the time of writing, Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $10 ($5 for dev, free basic scans at 3 MB, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) per roll of color 35mm film with either 24 or 36 exposures. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $15 ($10 for dev, free basic scans at 3 MB, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) for black & white 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $15 ($10 for dev, free basic scans at 3 MB, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) for slide (E-6) 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $15 ($10 for dev, free basic scans at 3 MB, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) for ECN-2 (motion picture film in black and white) 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $25 ($20 for dev, free basic scans at 3 MB, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) for C-22 / Kodachrome 35mm film for both 24 exposures and 36 exposures. The film will be processed into black & white film. High resolution scans are an additional $10.

All scans are delivered in jpeg format or scanned by a Canon DSLR in DNG RAW by a provided or purchased USB drive along with your negatives.

120 Film in Color, Black & White, Slide (E-6), ECN-2, and C-22 / Kodachrome

At the time of writing, Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $12.50 ($7.50 for dev, free basic scans at 2500x2500px, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) per roll of color 120 (medium format) film. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

At the time of writing, Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $15 ($10 for dev, free basic scans at 2500x2500px, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) per roll of black & white 120 (medium format) film. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

At the time of writing, Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $17.50 ($12.50 for dev, free basic scans at 2500x2500px, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) per roll of E-6 120 (medium format) film. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

At the time of writing, Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges around $15 ($10 for dev, free basic scans at 2500x2500px, and $5 return shipping for negatives and USB returned) per roll of ECN-2 120 (medium format) film. Medium resolution scans at 6 MB are an additional $2.50 or 24 MP scans made by a DSLR it is an additional $5.

All scans are delivered in jpeg format or scanned by a Canon DSLR in DNG RAW by a provided or purchased USB drive along with your negatives.

Disposable Cameras

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center charges $5 to develop a disposable camera and includes basic scans (3 MB) for free. Higher resolution scans of your negatives (6 MB) are $2.50 more.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center also offers a special package for developing a disposable cameras for $5 for basic 3 MB scans, $7.50 for medium resolution 6 MB scans, or $10 for high resolution 24 MP. If you want Tiff files instead of JPEG it is a $1 more and images saved in JPEG + RAW in DNG format are $2.50 more. Keep in mind that this special package option no film will be returned by default, but film will be held for 90 days and you can request it. The scans are delivered by a link delivered to the provided email.

Additional Film Development Types

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center can also develop additional formats:

  • APS film which is is $15 per roll with scans and a 30 day turnaround time.
  • 110 (C-41 only) film is $2.50 for development only with up to a 1 week turnaround, $7.50 for development and scanning, $10 for high resolution scanning with a 2 – 4 week turnaround
  • 127 film is $7.50 for color and black & white for development and scans, $15 for E-6 development and scans, $20 for C-22 development and scanning
  • 126 film is $7.50 for developing and scanning (1-2 month turnaround time)
  • 220 / 620 film is the same cost as 120 film (
  • Expired film with family memories (most film types over 20+ years old) for $10

Film Development Prices Without Scans

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center does not offer development without scans but they do offer free basic scans for each type of film processing.

See Andrew’s Analogue Service Center webpage for more information about what films they can process and the cost.

How To Get Film Developed at Andrew’s Analogue Service Center?

There is no physical store front for Andrew’s Analogue Service Center, so get film developed you need to mail the film to their location.

To Purchase Film Development from Andrew’s Analogue Service Center:

  1. Go to this webpage on Andrew’s Analogue Service Center’s website to order film development.
  2. Use the website to choose what film you want to get developed, if you want scans (what resolution), if you want prints made, if you want the film to be pushed or pulled, and any additional options and click “Add To Cart”.
  3. In the pop up, write any additional information that you’d like for the staff to know about your film and any additional options and click “Add To Cart” once you are finished. After this you can continue to add film for development or click on the cart icon in the lower-right of the screen to view your cart and check out.
  4. Review your cart and if you are ready to move on click the “Checkout” button. On the next page enter your email or login to your account and click the “Continue” button. Enter your shipping information and choose “Continue”. Write any additional information about your film and read the information to get your film ready and where to ship your film. Click the check box next to “Ok, I’ve Got It” for confirmation and click “Continue”. Fill out the billing information and choose between paying with a credit card or Paypal. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page when done to review your order and confirm the purchase.

Once you place your order you will see instructions on how to mail the film into the lab as well as the address to mail the film.

To Send in Film for Development at Andrew’s Analogue Service Center:

  1. To mail in your film to Andrew’s Analogue Service Center, purchase shipping from a trusted sources like USPS, FedEx, or UPS. I recommend using USPS first class for up to 10 rolls of 35mm or 120 film to save money and includes tracking. See this article about how to mail film safely.
  2. Put your film, USB for digital scans, receipt from Andrew’s Analogue Service Center (or written note with your FULL NAME + EMAIL + ORDER NUMBER + SCANNING RESOLUTION if you aren’t able to print) in your padded envelope along with your film that should be placed in a clear, ziplock for safety. Write your order number on the outside of envelope or box including the Zeros to help your film get developed quicker. Put your shipping label on your envelope and remember to tape your envelope closed and drop it off at a mailbox or post office.
  3. Please DO NOT write your name all over the film or cover your film with return address stickers. This is not helpful and prevents them from recycling the film cassettes.
  4. Once your order is complete, you will receive your film negatives, scans and prints (depending on what you ordered) mailed back to you. If you did not include a USB with your film for your scans, you will be charged a $5 fee for a USB from their store.

See this webpage and this website for common questions related to mailing in film for processing at Andrew’s Analogue Service Center.

See this article for tips on how to save money and safely mail your film into a online lab.

What is the Turnaround Time for Processing Film at Andrew’s Analogue Service Center?

Film can be dropped off and picked up at any time the store is open. Turnaround times for film dropped off at Unique Photo are:

  • C-41 Color Film: 4 to 7 days (+/- 3 days – except for color 120 film)
  • ECN-2 Color Film: 7 to 12 days (+/- 2 or 3 days)
  • Black & white: 2 to 3 weeks (+/- 1 week)
  • E-6 Slide Film: 2 to 3 weeks (+/- 1 week)
  • E-4, K-14 or C-22: 1 to 2 months. (+/- 2 weeks)

Turn around times are from the time they check the film till the time it gets uploaded to the USB. It may take a few days before we check in your film and it may sit a week or 2 before we ship your film back to you. See this webpage for more about turnaround times at Andrew’s Analogue Service Center.

Does Andrew’s Analogue Service Center Offer Other Services?

Printing Services

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center offers prints when developing and scanning film. This cost for a set of 4×6 prints is $6 and a set of 5×7 inch prints cost an additional $8.50.

Scanning Services

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center will also digitize video tapes to a DVD or flash drive, and old movies like Super 8 or 8mm movies at 50 ft. Prices are determined by output and can be exported to a DVD or USB.

Pushing and Pulling of Film

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center offers pushing and pulling of film at an extra cost:

  • For color (C-41) film: pulling is $5 per stop / pushing is $2 extra/stop.
  • For black & white film: pushing is $3 per stop
  • For E-6 film: pushing is $4 per stop
  • All pulling film is $5 per stop (and is highly NOT recommended)

For more information about how and why you would want to push or pull film, see this guide.

Andrew’s Analogue Service Center Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Least expensive color 35mm film development on the list
  • Website is very easy to navigate
  • Delivers scans by USB through the mail instead of download (free if you provide your own)
  • Friendly and knowledge staff in my experience
  • Can deliver some film scans other than JPEG (for example, Tiff and in DNG RAW for DSLR scanning)
  • Can process the most formats and film types of any lab on this list (including ECN-2 and C-22 / Kodachrome in black & white only)
  • Can do pushing and pulling of film on request (cost extra depending on film type)
  • Charges the same to develop 35mm film in both 24 and 35 exposures
  • $5 flat shipping charge for return of negatives
  • Development includes free basic scans at 3024×2005 for 35mm or 2500×2500 dpi for 120 film
  • Only lab in this list that offers DSLR scanning of negatives (Includes DNG RAW files as well)
  • If you don’t want your film negatives back they will credit you back the automatic return shipping charge of $5

Cons:

  • Not a quick lab for film development. Longer turnaround for film development than other labs on this list (some formats up to a 2 months)
  • Cannot process 4×5 sheet film
  • No refund or discount if your film develops blank
  • Have to pay to ship the film to them
  • Limited hours of operation because of it being a part-time, at home business
  • They don’t do upload your scans for downloading via email so you get your film scans on a USB along with the return of your negatives. This means you have to wait for your negatives to arrive to get your film scans as well. Others on the list send you a link to download your scans soon after they are scanned so you get them sooner. However, you can save money by including your own USB when sending in your film for development.

Final Verdict

All of these places that will develop film in Philadelphia come highly recommended through Google, Facebook, and Yelp so you can’t go wrong with any of these places. If price is a major factor and you don’t mind to wait (10 days – 1 month) than I recommend using Andrew’s Analogue Service Center, which charges between $5 – $12.50 for film development with scans. However, if price is a factor but you don’t want to wait then I recommend Indie Photo Lab ($12 – $17 for film development with scans) or Unique Photo ($12 – $25 for film development with scans). For that fastest turnaround time, I recommend PHOTOLounge (next day if dropped of by 3 pm for color film) or Indie Photo Lab (2 – 3 business days for color film).

However, the store that really stands out to me over others on the list is PHOTOLounge. While PHOTOLounge doesn’t have the cheapest price for film development in Philadelphia ($13 – $24 with scans or $7 – $10 without scans) they aren’t the most expensive on the list either. PHOTOlounge is also the most convenient lab on the list since they offer 4 ways to develop film: scheduling a free contactless pickup by courier, via free mobile drop off sites around the city, mailing it to the store (with a pre-paid shipping label), or drop the film off at the store. PHOTOLounge also has two unique ways to save money when processing film which are the Film Processing Super Saver ($150 worth of film processing for only $99) and a Film Club for $8/month or $80/yr (free for students) that offers 10% off of film processing with free upgrade to high-resolution scans, among other things.

Lee

My name is Lee and I love photography and learning. I received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 2010 and have worked as a university professor for the last 10 years in addition to being a working photographer. I started this website to learn more about digital and film-based photography and to provide a resource for all of my students.

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