Where to Develop Film in Minneapolis in 2023.
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Even with analog photography continuing to gain popularity, it can be tough to find a good place to develop your film. Some cities only have one dedicated photo lab – some have zero.
Fortunately, Minneapolis has a handful of labs that continue to offer film processing, even in 2022. Most photographers should be perfectly content using one of these local labs.
Check out the list of where to develop film in Minneapolis below – we’ve included which types of film can be developed by each spot and a map of where to find them.
Sure, there are plenty of photo labs that have been around for a long time … but no others have the distinction of being the first Kodak official color lab.
Established in 1954, Linhoff Photo has the most thorough list of offerings for film photographers in Minneapolis
All types of film can be processed on-site; 35mm, 120, and large format film whether it is C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 slide film.
If you come across some odd film you want to experiment with, Linhoff can take care of you. They also develop APS, 110, 126/127, and 620 film.
On top of film processing, you can expect to find all the standard offerings of a full service photo lab, like printing, scanning, color correction, etc.
West Photo first opened their doors during the heyday of film photography, over four decades ago. A full-service photo shop, we’re pleased to say that film processing is still offered.
If you decide to take your film to West Photo, they develop 35mm and 120 film, both C-41 color and black and white.
Aside from standard photo lab services like scanning and printing, you can find just about any type of photo gear, rentals, used cameras, and a selection of darkroom supplies.
Independently owned and operated for over 30 years, Fast Foto is a lab that offers film developing in the Minneapolis area (Bloomington, to be precise).
Black and white and C-41 color film are both processed, whether 35mm or 120 medium format. Black and white film is developed by hand.
You can order prints of your photos on just about any material you can imagine, and get help with other standard photo lab services.
You may be able to take your film to Photo King for processing, but heads up, only 35mm film is accepted (well…and APS if you ever come across any).
That goes for C-41 color, black and white, and E-6 slide film.
Photo King is the definition of no-frills. While it’s not necessarily a professional lab, it may work for you to drop off a few rolls of 35mm or some disposable cameras for developing.
The MPLS Photo Center is quite the organization. They offer photo exhibits, equipment rentals, studio spaces, digital labs, and a black and white darkroom that anyone can rent.
This spot will only be of interest to those who know how to develop their own B&W film (or have the desire to learn).
We appreciate that the darkroom is available for anyone to rent, as many similar organizations require a membership that can be costly. BYO Chemistry!
Map of Where to Develop Film in Minneapolis
Do you know anywhere else to develop film in Minneapolis? Any experience with any of these labs? Let us know in the comments.