Best Places to Develop Film in San Antonio

Cover Photo: Day Tripper by Jasmine Bailey, ( CC BY-ND 2.0 )


Finding a place to develop film in San Antonio certainly isn’t as easy as it once was…

Although your options are limited, the Alamo City still has a handful of reputable speciality labs for developing film.

Here’s our quick list of the best places to develop film in San Antonioand exactly which services each spot offers.

A woman feeds pigeons in Texas
Feeding the Pigeons by Jesse Acosta, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on Ilford HP5 film on a Yaschica Electro 35 camera


Our Favorite Places to Develop Film in San Antonio 

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Untitled by Sean Mason, ( CC BY 2.0 ), Taken on a Nikon N80

We recommend using one of the following two photo labs for film developing in San Antonio.

Digital Pro Lab

Location: 10103 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

Film photographers in San Antonio love Digital Pro Lab for their quick turnaround time and old-fashioned customer service. 

Their film processing services run the full gamut – 35mm and 120 medium format film in C-41 color, black and white, and E-6 color reversal. They also develop APS and 110/126. They’ll print on pretty much anything you can imagine.

Digital Pro Lab offers a wide variety of additional services, including photo retouching and restoration, video digitization, and photo book printing and design. 

Don’t forget to check out their Film Lover’s Special to save 25% on developing, printing, and scanning your 35mm film (C-41 process only)

Learn more at Digital Pro Lab.



SAPL Imaging 

Location: 722 Isom Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

Like Digital Pro Lab, SAPL Imaging is highly regarded for its customer service and high-quality work – not just in San Antonio, but throughout south-central Texas.

The main difference between the two is that SAPL focuses more on high-end, commercial imaging needs (although they do provide services to normal film photographers).

This San Antonio photo lab develops 35mm, 120 medium format film, B&W, E-6 slide film, and even 4×5 large format sheet film. It’s easy to order prints online.

Additional photographic products include gallery wrap canvas, hardcover photo books, UV printing on wood, metal, and acrylic, and much more.

For more information, visit SAPL Imaging

Map of the Best Places to Develop Film in San Antonio 



Anywhere Else?

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Nick by theivorytower, ( CC BY-ND 2.0 ), Taken on an underwater camera

Did we miss anywhere else for developing film in San Antonio? Let us know in the comments below!

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