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Where to Develop Film in Los Angeles in 2022.


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It’s finally here. Exactly what you’ve been looking for. The most extensive, detailed list of over 50 places to develop film in Los Angeles. 

(Jump to the list if you’re too excited to wait) 

We definitely expected LA to be one of the top cities for number of places to develop film, but we never expected there to be this many choices in 2022. More than NYC and London combined!

With so much information, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to find what you’re looking for.

Here’s What We’ve Included

For each lab, we’ve broken down exactly which types of film can be developed, as well as the average review on Yelp and Google (both out of 5). Trust us, we know this is a less than perfect system and that online reviews should always be taken with a big grain of salt. 

That said, with so many places to cover, we figured that including the ratings would help make the information easier to sort through. We’ve also included a weighted average that takes into account the rating from both sites, as well as the number of reviews. 

The labs are listed in order from highest average rating to lowest and the list is broken down into four general areas encompassing the greater Los Angeles area. Every spot is marked on our custom map to give you a quick view of all the options.

LOOKING FOR A QUICK RECOMMENDATION? If you don’t want to read the entire list, you can just check out our top picks. Jump to that list, which includes a more thorough breakdown of each lab. (These labs are also indicated by a ⭐️ next to their name.)

It’s also worth noting that while we’ve triple checked all of the information presented, things change very quickly, and we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy. In the time it took to compile this list, two labs on the list went out of business and another moved locations. 

Bottom line: this list is just a guide to help you find where you can develop film. It’s up to you to ensure that the lab you choose is capable of accomplishing what you need, to your standards. 

Do a little research before you drop off a priceless roll of film at a new spot and don’t be afraid to ask questions. (We know that technically, every roll of film is priceless, but you get what we mean) 

With that out of the way, let’s get to the list!

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Map of Where to Develop Film in Los Angeles

Where to Develop Film in Central Los Angeles

Whether you find yourself looking to develop film in Hollywood, Santa Monica, or anywhere in between, we’ve got you covered. Here are all of the best places for film developing in Central Los Angeles.

Last Good Film Lab – LA

5427 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: N/AGoogle: 5Average: 5

Check out our full review of Last Good Film Lab here.

Photo Center

7961 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.8Average: 4.96

Photo Avenue

6115 Santa Monica Blvd Ste C Los Angeles, CA 90038

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.6Average: 4.94
Film photo of the sun setting over the Hollywood sign

Tom’s One Hour Photo

4158 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.8Average: 4.9

Check out our full review of Tom’s Photo here.

Frank’s Productions 30 Min Foto

3543 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90063

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 3.5Google: 5Average: 4.87

Freestyle Photo & Imaging Supplies

5401 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.7Average: 4.61

Head to our full review of Freestyle Photo here.

Film photo of a cactus in Los Angeles

PC Colour Lab

749 E Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90012

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 5Average: 4.59

J&F Digital Photo Lab

2692 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.6Average: 4.57

Quick-Pix Photo Lab

2820 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: N/AGoogle: 4.5Average: 4.5

Gold One Hour Photo

857 S Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90005

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.45
Film photo of a residential Los Angeles street

Berry Flash

3124 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.3Average: 4.44

Check out our in depth review of Berry flash here.

Weldon Color Lab

8945 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.44

Village Photo & Digital Imaging

15200 W Sunset Blvd Ste 117 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.9Average: 4.42

Rose 1 Hour Photo & Studio

12216 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.8Average: 4.2

Samy’s Camera

431 S Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.4Average: 4.17
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The Icon

5450 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.5Average: 4.14

Photo Impact Imaging

6015 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 3.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.14

D&J One Hour Photo & Color Lab

904 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.3Average: 4.1

Photo Experts

11701 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.1Average: 4.02

Digital Imaging Center

10354 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 3.7Average: 3.84

Digital Imaging Center

9532 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 3.5Google: 3.6Average: 3.53
Film photo of a cactus peeking through a window in Los Angeles

Where to Develop Film in North Los Angeles

There’s no place quite like the hills of Los Angeles. We’ve found over 15 places where you can develop film, from North Hollywood all the way to Pasadena.

Photo City

10602 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 5Average: 5

DPL Digital Photo Lab

18409 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91356

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: N/AAverage: 5

Advanced Photo Lab

21831 Sherman Way Canoga Park, CA 91303

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.9Average: 4.64

Digital Photo Printing & Studio

607 N Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91206

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.8Average: 4.63

Color Zone

3701 Ocean View Blvd Ste B Montrose, CA 91020

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.7Average: 4.6
Film photo of someone walking past a lively alleyway in Los Angeles

35m Pro Photo Lab

15133 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.7Average: 4.54

Check out our full breakdown of 35m Photo Lab here.

Red Room Photo Lab

6566 Van Nuys Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91401

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.6Average: 4.54

Check out the full review of Red Room here.

Valley Photo Service

12466 Magnolia Blvd Valley Village, CA 91607

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.46

Nice Print Photo

12104 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4Average: 4.42

Samy’s Camera

1759 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.6Average: 4.29
Film photo of a large, green building in Los Angeles

Cam Photo & Imaging

519 N Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91502

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.5Average: 4.17

The Photoshop

18616 Ventura Blvd Ste B Tarzana, CA 91356

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.3Average: 4.15

Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes

5348 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91364

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.1Average: 4.05

Harry’s Camera & Video

11851 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 3.9Average: 3.97

The Darkroom Lab

5348 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91364

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 3Average: 3.83
Film photo of a rollercoaster track in Los Angeles

Where to Develop Film in East Los Angeles

Outside of central Los Angeles, there are still quite a few good places to develop film. If you’re located in East LA, or even all the way in Whittier, you should still be able to develop your film, all without the trouble of heading into the city.

Van’s Foto/Video

15945 Whittier Blvd Whittier, CA 90603

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 5Average: 5

OK 1 Hour Photo

881 N Hacienda Blvd La Puente, CA 91744

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.7Average: 4.95

The Perfect Exposure Gallery

2424 W Valley Blvd Alhambra, CA 91803

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.5Average: 4.77

Fromex One Hour Photo Systems

745 E Valley Blvd San Gabriel, CA 91776

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.8Average: 4.57
Film photo of pots and cactuses in Los Angeles

Advanced Photo & Studio

2095 S Atlantic Blvd Ste J Monterey Park, CA 917544.6

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.6Average: 4.54

Monte’s Camera Shop

6533 Greenleaf Ave Whittier, CA 90601

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.47

Beverly Camera

3015 W Beverly Blvd Montebello, CA 90640

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.1Average: 4.3
Film photo of a surfer in Los Angeles

Where to Develop Film in South Los Angeles

While these photo labs may technically be outside of city limits, we’ve included a handful of places to develop film South of Los Angeles. If you’re in Torrance or Long Beach, you’re going to want to check out the list below.

19 Minute Photo Lab

18019 Norwalk Blvd Artesia, CA 90701

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.6Average: 4.89

Photo World

19800 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance, CA 90503

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 5Google: 4.5Average: 4.88

One Hour Photo Etc

28641 South Western Ave Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 5Average: 4.72

Foto by Studio

1420B W 25th St San Pedro, CA 90731

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 5Average: 4.67
Film photo of palm trees in Los Angeles

Tuttle Camera

5467 E Carson St Long Beach, CA 90808

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.6Average: 4.55

Paul’s Photo

23845 Hawthorne Blvd.Torrance, CA 90505

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4.5Google: 4.4Average: 4.48

You can read our full review of Paul’s Photo here.

Fromex 

2699 E 28th St Unit 405 Signal Hill, CA 90755

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.7Average: 4.27

Silvio’s Photoworks

22409 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance, CA 90505

35mm120Large Format
C-41B&WE-6
Yelp: 4Google: 4.5Average: 4.19
Film photo of a plane taking off from LAX as seen from street level in Los Angeles

Our 7 Favorite Places to Develop Film in Los Angeles

Phew. You made it through the list. We respect your diligence. Or, we respect your decision to skip to our choices – thanks for putting your trust in us. 

It’s hard to pick favorites out of such a dense pool of perfectly acceptable photo labs. From one hour, mom and pop shops, all the way to expensive, high end, professional labs, Los Angeles is a great place to be a film photographer.

We chose lucky number seven of the best places to develop film, covering different types of stores, different services available, and different neighborhoods of LA. 

Take a look at our picks below. 

Last Good Film Lab – LA

Location: 5427 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

While “Last” Good Film Lab might be mildly hyperbolic, there’s no question that this is a good, if not great, place to develop film in Los Angeles. LGFL was founded by creatives and caters to both photographers and videographers that shoot film.

You can expect to find film processing services for 35mm or 120 medium format film, whether it is C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. If you happen to be interested in videography as well, you can also develop and scan any type of motion picture film. One stop shop!

As an official Kodak reseller, you can count on Last Good Film Lab to restock on fresh film while you’re dropping off your finished rolls. 

For Y2K era flashbacks and more information, check out Last Good Film Lab – LA

Tom’s One Hour Photo

Location: 4158 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004

You may remember seeing Tom’s One Hour Photo in the news when singer Kacey Musgraves took to social media to encourage folks to visit this small, family owned photo shop in Koreatown. 

Known more for the 90’s style portraits in front of backdrops airbrushed by none other than Tom himself, you can still develop and scan C-41 color film. 

While as a photo lab, services are pretty bare bones, this is a good place to go if you need to develop or scan some film quickly and don’t want to use an expensive, high-end lab. 

Is this a professional photo lab? No. Is it still adequate for the majority of people reading this? Absolutely. 

We’re usually more than happy to drop off a roll or two at Tom’s, but in all honesty, their inclusion on this list has more to do with the portrait studio and the imminent smile on your face after interacting with such a kind, hardworking individual like Tom. 

Seriously, just go get your portrait taken. It’s cheap, fun, and you’ll probably treasure the souvenir for years to come. 

Check out plenty of examples and find out more info at Tom’s One Hour Photo.

Freestyle Photo & Imaging Supplies

Location: 5401 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027

Established over 7 decades ago in 1946, Freestyle Photo has been a longstanding choice of film photographers in LA. With its central Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard, Freestyle remains one of our favorite places to develop disposable cameras and film. 

Heads up: film developing is outsourced to Richard Photo Lab in Santa Clarita. While this fact alone may send some folks skipping to the next on the list, Richard Photo is a fantastic lab with plenty of glowing endorsements. 

If you decide to check out Freestyle Photo, you can drop off your 35mm and 120 film, whether it is C-41 color, black and white, or even E-6. 

Aside from the film processing, we like the extensive analog-related inventory, including darkroom supplies, photo paper, and all types of fresh film. 

To find out more, check out Freestyle Photo & Imaging Supplies.

Film photo of a building with odd shadows cast across everything

Berry Flash

Location: 3124 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034

While film photography is, by nature, an exercise in patience, there are certainly times where time is of the essence. If you ever need your film developed quickly, we’d recommend checking out Berry Flash.

You can bring your film to develop at this lab if you’re shooting 35mm or 120 film of any type; C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. 

Color film is developed the same day (as long as you get it in by 2:00), and other types are usually developed within a couple business days. Any type of film can be rush processed in as little as an hour, depending on availability. 

For more information and a price list, you can head to Berry Flash.

35m Pro Photo Lab

Location: 15133 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

This family owned lab opened in 1990 and has received a bit of a refresh from the families younger generations. 35m is definitely a spot that you should check out if you’re a film photographer in Los Angeles.

While we don’t have the patience to test the accuracy of their claim to be “The Fastest Lab in Los Angeles”, we’ve definitely experienced quick, high quality work at 35m. They develop 35mm and 120 film, both color and black and white. 

The average turnaround for developing is 1-2 hours, and if you include prints or scans, you can expect to receive those in 3-5 hours. Not too shabby.

Aside from film processing, you can check out their different sized scans, printing (including RA-4 darkroom prints), framing, and photo studio, available for rent by the hour. 

If you’d like to find out more, go to 35m Pro Photo Lab.

Red Room Photo Lab

Location: 6566 Van Nuys Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91401

Red Room stays true to their motto: “Quality photographic services for LESS.” This is one of the cheapest places to develop disposable cameras or film in Los Angeles. 

You can get your film developed if it’s 35mm or 120, C-41 or black and white. 

On top of keeping prices quite a bit lower than a lot of their competition, Red Room usually has a quick turnaround; generally your film will be ready within one day. 

There isn’t much going on besides film processing, scanning, and printing. This photo lab is “by photographers, for photographers”, so it makes sense that there aren’t a bunch of additional services that most people don’t want. Chances are, you’re going to the photo lab for only developing and scanning the majority of the time. 

Check out a price list at Red Room Photo Lab.

Paul’s Photo

Location: 23845 Hawthorne Blvd.Torrance, CA 90505

If you’re looking for a good place to develop film in the South Bay, we like Paul’s Photo. Over 50 years in business, Paul’s is a full service photoshop that includes film processing as one of their many services. 

Any type of modern film is accepted; 35mm, 120 and large format can all be developed, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. 

You can expect to find just about any type of photo gear or accessory you can imagine. We like the selection of affordable used film cameras – a great place to look if you’re a beginner still looking for a camera. 

On top of their massive inventory, Paul’s also offers classes, photowalks, and workshops happening with regular frequency. 

To see everything they have to offer, head to Paul’s Photo

Film photo of a palm tree and its reflection in Los Angeles

Final Thoughts

Finding the best place to develop can be a daunting task that takes a fair bit of trial and error. Especially in Los Angeles, there are more places for film developing than anywhere else in the country. That means you have a lot of choices. 

Use this list as a jumping off point to find the perfect place for your needs. While you might not get it right on your first try, your dream photo lab IS out there if you’re willing to search for it. 

If you know any other good places to develop film in Los Angeles, let us know in the comments!

And for all you LA photographers who already have a favorite place(s) to develop your film, we’d love to hear your top choices!

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