I'm looking for a place to get my 35mm film (color slide and B&W) developed and scanned by mail with a focus on quality. I have a good local shop about 10mi away from me that does great development but horrible horrible scanning and its a PITA to drive up there.

I noticed another person asked about online photo developing with an eye on inexpensiveness, but I'm looking for quality developing/scanning, something on par to if I did it myself with my Nikon 5000ED scanner (which I'd like to sell as I don't want to do it myself anymore).

  • Are we talking about somewhere within the US here? – Edd Nov 1 '10 at 10:28
  • Yup, w/in the US. On the west coast for bonus points. – Shizam Nov 1 '10 at 14:56
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    Would this question be community wiki material? – Sean Mar 25 '11 at 18:58

I have been looking for film developers, too.

I stumbled upon Ken Rockwell's recommendation of North Coast Photo http://www.northcoastphoto.com/

I haven't used them myself.. so can't speak.

  • Ultimately went with North Coast Photo as they offer a really good price for their high quality scans (> 16MP). I tried thedarkroom.com as well, they're ok but their larger scan sizes were too small for the amount they were charging in comparison to NCP. – Shizam May 28 '13 at 18:47

I've used A&I a few times. They have a good reputation and I was happy, though I'm not a film expert by any means. I think you have to pay extra for good scans (the ones I got were fine but nothing special).

  • Thanks reid, I sent them an email asking for some more information. I'll send some recent film off and see what I get back :) – Shizam Oct 31 '10 at 4:21
  • @Shizam How did this go? – Evan Krall Jul 19 '12 at 20:37

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