E-6 Slide Film, Ektachrome, Fujichrome, Infrared Film, Transparency Film Processing

The Darkroom Photo Lab offers professional E-6 Slide Film Processing. You can trust your 35mm, medium and large format transparency processing to The Darkroom. Specializing in transparency E-6 film developing and infrared film, our Sitte Tischer TruTrak dip & dunk processor maintains high professional photo lab standards with constant process control standards, battery backup and fresh chemistry is optimized for 35mm, medium format and large format E-6 film processing.

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E-6 Processing, Scanning and Web Upload starting at only $14!

From 35mm, 120, 4×5 and 8×10 sheet film, we support and develop all E-6 films including Kodak Ektachrome, Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia, Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia, InfraChrome Color Infrared, and almost any film that uses the E-6 process.

Use our postage paid mailer or your own, send us your E-6 film and we’ll process it, scan your negatives, and upload your images for immediate viewing. We’ll also mail you a photo CD, transparencies and prints (prints are optional).

black and white film developing infographicOur experience ensures professional and reliable processing results every time
The Darkroom provides state-of-the-art Dip & Dunk E-6 Film processing equipment to insure clean, precise and reliable results every time. 
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35mm E6 Slide film processing
4×5 E6 film processing
120 and 220 E6 film processing
4×5 sheet film and 8×10 sheet film E6 developing

35mm film is mounted in writable plastic mounts. Push and pull available in 1/8 stop increments. Prints, CD’s and proof sheets are also available at time of processing.


E6 film types

Kodak Ektachrome Color Film


Ektachrome film is known for its extremely fine grain, clean colors, great tones and contrasts.  Kodak announced plans to relaunch Ektachrome ISO 100 35mm in 2017.

Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia

With an ultrafine grain, medium color saturation and contrast compared to other films in the 100F series this E-6 film works well for landscape, nature and fashion photography as well as portraiture. Ability to be push-processed up to +2 stops with excellent results. Available in 35mm, 120 and 4×5.


Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia

With a vivid color reproduction this E-6 film works well for fashion, nature, interiors, and artwork photography. An ISO speed rating of 50 and 100 with excellent results in push-/pull processing for a wide range of exposures – from -1/2 to +1 stop. Available in 35mm, 120 and 4×5.


InfraChrome Color Infrared Film

Color Infrared Film from Film Photography Project (filmphotographyproject.com)  is identical to Kodak Aerochrome IIII 1443 – a true color positive infrared film that produces a color slide. Get more info at filmphotographyproject.com


Infrared Photography  – Instructions, Tips & Filters


Lomography LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 & LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400

LomoChrome Turquoise bathes your photos in lustrous tones—turning lighter colors into varying shades of blues from aqua to cobalt and transforming greens into deep emerald shades and a crystal clear sea into a golden hue. Whatever you decide to shoot with LomoChrome Turquoise, each shot will be original, enchanting and a product of fantastic experimentation.

LomoChrome Purple is a unique color negative film that will amaze you by transforming natural tones of your photo into new eye-popping hues. A revival of the psychedelic infrared look from the Kodak Aerochrome film we all love, this film guarantees astounding photographic results.


Agfa CT Precisa 35mm

Deep blue skies and amazing x-pro capabilities – this is why Agfa CT Precisa 100 is one of the all-time classics! This 35mm slide film produces delightfully vibrant colors without being too overpowering and casts beautiful blue tones to your image.


Fuji Velvia 120 format


Unparalleled sharpness and some of the most beautiful color reproduction available. It’s a rich, beautiful film, which gives your images tons of depth, lovely tones and exudes a feeling of professionalism and experience.


The Darkroom develops 35mm, medium and large format E6

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Choose to mount your E-6 slide film or not.

As a standard practice, we will mount your E-6 slide film. If you prefer not to have them mounted, make a note in the comments of your order.

The Darkroom can also develop large E-6 format film supplied on individual sheets of acetate or polyester film base. Learn more about our Large Format E-6 Film Developing.


E6 Slide Film vs C-41Color Negative Film

In short, slide film produces a positive image on a transparent base, while color negatives the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. The color negative film is then reversed during scanning.

Slide film is commonly referred to as “E-6” because of the development process consists of 6 baths which includes developer, stop and fixer. While less common, color negatives are referred to as C-41 and uses a chromogenic color print film developing process.