# What options are there for inexpensive 35mm film developing and digitizing?

I have a large number of rolls of undeveloped 35mm file (over 100). What are some places I can find that will develop these for a reasonable price, and ideally digitize them for online download at the same time? So far the cheapest I have found is York Photo, who will develop the film + 1 set of prints for $4.50 (includes S&H) +$1 to digitize the photos. But I have no idea of their quality.

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What region are you in? –  Oddthinking Jul 23 '10 at 3:39
In the USA (California specifically) –  davr Jul 23 '10 at 4:06
This question about getting film developed by mail might also help. –  Evan Krall Feb 16 '11 at 7:45

## 5 Answers

Currently (July 2010) in the UK:

• photo express develop & scan 35mm or APS to 2048 x 3072 on CD for £4.50
• Metro Colour Lab develop & scan 35mm to 4MB on CD for £6.50 or £7 for 18MB
• peak imaging develop & scan 35mm to 1800 x 1200 on CD for £6.96 (or more for higher resolution)
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Certain Costco locations do develop & scan (3000x2000) to CD for ~\$5. You'll have to call to see if one near you provides it.

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Of my tests, not only was Costco cheap, but it also consistently produced the best-looking scans. Walmart was a shade cheaper, but the quality was terrible. –  NickAldwin Jul 23 '10 at 16:37
–  NickAldwin Jul 23 '10 at 16:39
Update - Costco has stopped providing film service –  daniel Feb 26 '14 at 21:13

All very cheap, although I prefer Target.

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Go to CVS! Very easy and the price is right. They always have deals on developing.

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I've used these guys and was very pleased with the service: http://www.northcoastphoto.com/index.html

(They are also recommended here by ken rockwell)

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The bracketed comment is not necessarily a positive. –  Philip Kendall Aug 21 '14 at 12:43