Where to Develop Film in Las Vegas in 2023.
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Whatever brings you to Vegas, you’re sure to make some priceless memories that you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life (well… maybe not all of them) – you see where I’m going with this, right?
Despite its longstanding position as one of the most popular destinations in America, you may be surprised how difficult it is to develop disposable cameras or film in Las Vegas.
We’ve tracked down the remaining photo labs that still process film – check out the list below, including which types of film are accepted at each lab and a map of their locations.
The only dedicated photo lab in Vegas, PhotoShack is the top choice of where to develop your film. Opened in 1982 by artists, they have decades of experience turning your film into fine works of art.
Every type of film can be processed at PhotoShack. 35mm, medium and large format, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 slide film. If you find yourself with any odd film formats, you can likely bring them as well – 110, 126/127, and APS are also developed.
It’s worth noting that PhotoShack is the only place in town that will take large format and/or E-6 slide film.
Aside from film processing, you can expect to find standard photo lab offerings: printing, scanning, retouching, and photo restoration.
***11/11/2022 – Looks like E-6 processing is currently unavailable, but this should be temporary. Definitely check with them before you bring any slide film.
While not geared specifically towards photographers, Pro Image helps both individuals and businesses solve just about any visual needs they may have. Luckily, that includes developing film.
35mm and medium format 120 film are both processed at Pro Image, for both C-41 color or black and white.
You can take just about any type of printing job to Pro Image and they should be able to help you out – they also offer custom framing and matting if you really want to go the whole nine yards with your favorite photo(s).
Pro Image operates a second location, you guessed it, about 6 miles East of the other location.
The services are the same at both locations.
Map of Where to Develop Film in Las Vegas
With so few local options, you may not have found quite what you’re looking for. No problem – it’s easier than ever before to develop your disposable or cameras and film, no matter where you’re located.
While photographers have been shipping film to their favorite labs for decades, the practice really became the norm during the first few years of COVID. With everything else available online, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
If there’s already have a lab that you trust, we’d start by talking to them about sending your film. Finding a lab that you really trust with your precious photos can take some trial and error – no need to start from square one just because you’re on vacation or you moved.
If you’re new to film photography or just haven’t found “the one” yet, there are plenty of photo labs geared specifically towards mail-in developing. They usually have a simple online order and payment system. Some even offer free, prepaid mailers to transport your finished rolls.
No matter where you end up sending your film, just make sure to take a few precautions to ensure a safe trip.
In the past, just about every big chain drugstore had a photo lab with on-site film processing. But even with film photography making a serious comeback, the demand will never be as high as it once was – as a result, a lot of stores have discontinued the service.
Target, Costco, and Sam’s Clubs are some of the chains that no longer develop film in any capacity. And the few stores that are still offering the service have some serious drawbacks that will be deal breakers for a lot of people.
That said, you may still be interested in this option as it’s oftentimes the easiest and cheapest way to develop your film. Just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into, first.
Do you know of any more places for film developing in Las Vegas? Have you used one of the labs on this list? Let us know in the comments!