7 Best Places for Film Developing in Salt Lake City

Cover Photo: Mountains East of Salt Lake City by formulaone, ( CC BY-SA 2.0 )


Salt Lake City is a gorgeous city with a long history of appreciation for the arts. As the cultural hub of Utah, it’s great to see that there are still quite a few places to develop film. 

Whether you just want to develop disposable cameras or even large format for your professional work, we’ve got you covered. 

Check out our list of the best places to develop film in Salt Lake City, including what services are offered at each lab and a map of their locations. 



Red Iguana by rabesphoto, ( CC BY 2.0 )

Allen’s Camera

Location: 2121 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Allen’s Camera is a full-service photoshop with just about everything that a film photographer could ever need. Most importantly, this is a great spot to develop film in Salt Lake City. 

Allen’s accepts 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. They also process odd, expired film, including 110, 126, and APS. 

On top of developing film, the photo lab can help you with printing, scanning, custom framing, and even printing photo books. If you care to venture outside of the lab, you’ll find a large selection of equipment and accessories, darkroom supplies, and a used section. 

For more information, you can check out Allen’s Camera.


Atelier A.F.A

Location: 1405 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

While not geared solely towards film photographers, Atelier A.F.A is still one of the best places to develop film in Salt Lake City. This business’ main focus is high-end printing and art reproduction, so you can trust that they know a thing or two about producing great images. 

Every type of modern film can be developed at Atelier A.F.A. 35mm, 120, large format, C-41 color, black and white, and slide film are processed in-house. 

We like that there are different size scans available, and as you can imagine, this is a fantastic place to check out if you’re interested in printing some of your work. 

You can learn more at Atelier A.F.A



Replicolor

Location: 850 Richards St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The oldest photo lab on this list, Replicolor has been serving film photographers since 1955. Just to put that in perspective, that’s almost 25 years before autofocus was even invented!

Replicolor provides processing of 35mm and 120 medium format film, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 slide film.

Their long standing clientele are mostly interested in fine art scanning and printing, but we’re glad that they’ve continued to offer film developing. 

One unique offering at Replicolor is Type C prints, which is another term for prints produced using darkroom chemicals instead of a modern printer. Many purists believe that your film photo isn’t truly realized until you’ve printed a copy in the darkroom. Whether or not you agree, it’s definitely something worth trying at some point. 

If you’re interested, head to Replicolor


Film photo of trees in Utah
1 14 by prathap ramamurthy, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on a Mamiya DTL1000

Nichol’s Photo Lab

Location: 3265 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Over four decades in the business and Nichol’s Photo Lab has never stopped developing film. 

You can drop off your 35mm and 120 film if it is C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 color reversal.

Nichols’ main focus is enlargements and printing. When we say you can print your photos on just about anything, we’re hardly exaggerating. 

You can find out more by visiting Nichol’s Photo Lab



Photo Collective Studios Darkroom

Location: 850 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty in the darkroom but don’t know where to start, you’re going to want to check out Photo Collective Studios Darkroom. 

The only darkroom in Salt Lake City accessible to the public, you’re able to rent the space by the hour after taking an introductory class. 

The darkroom houses equipment for developing and printing black and white film.

To learn more, head to Photo Collective Studios Darkroom.


Best Places to Develop Film Near Salt Lake City

We’ve found a couple more options in the greater SLC area. Whether or not you live outside the city, you still may want to check out these labs for developing your film. 

Film photo of the desert in Utah
Utah_img_1994_723a by Sara A. Finke, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on Kodak Kodachrome film on a Nikon F3HP

The FIND Lab

Location: 170 Mountain Way Dr #107, Orem, UT 84058

We’ve known about the FIND (Film is Not Dead) Lab well before the inception of this website. Highly regarded for their high end, photographer-centric work, this is a great place to develop your film. 

This lab offers processing of 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. Additionally, they accept uncommon formats including APS, 110, and 127.

The claim to fame are the fantastic scans, available with a variety of options. Different “packages” have different sized files, varying levels of color correction, and utilize different scanners, ensuring your files will be perfectly suited for whatever you need. 

This lab is definitely geared towards advanced hobbyists and professionals – a lot of wedding photographers are big fans- who need the absolute best quality possible. 

This is certainly the priciest lab on our list, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. 

Feel free to check out The FIND Lab.



Snelson PhotoColor Lab

Location: 80 W Center St, Springville, UT 84663

About 60 miles south of Salt Lake City, you can find another spot for film developing; Snelson PhotoColor Lab. 

Developing is available for 35mm and 120 film if it’s C-41 color or black and white. 

You can also find standard photo lab services like printing, scanning, and retouching. 

More info can be found at Snelson PhotoColor Lab

Map of Where to Develop Film in Salt Lake City


Anywhere Else?

Salt Lake City Public Library by Jonathan Grado, ( CC BY-SA 2.0 )

Do you know any other spots to develop film in Salt Lake City? Have you used any of the labs on our list? Let us know in the comments. 




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