Wondering where you can get your disposable camera developed? Just drop your disposable camera in the mail and we’ll develop the film, scan it and upload the photo files so you can share with friends online. Also, we will return your developed negatives… something drug stores and retailers are rarely doing. With over 45 years and literally millions of rolls of film, you can trust The Darkroom.
Most film developing orders are shipped back to you within 3-7 business days after they enter production. We are located in Southern California, so mail takes 2-5 days to reach us from almost anywhere in the country. Occasionally production times run a bit longer, especially before or after holidays.
Using our postage-paid mailer
We’ll process your film, scan your negatives, and upload your images for download and posting.
We also mail you a photo DVD, negatives, and prints (prints are optional).
You will also get your web uploads approximately 3-6 business days after your order goes into production. Please note there are some exceptions. Super Scan orders typically take 3-7 business days. Film shot in a non-standard format will take several extra days due to manual scanning. This includes APS / Advantix film developing, 110 film developing and 126 film format developing, mini-Diana’s, panoramic formats and sprocket hole rolls, etc.
Damaged film (torn sprockets, overlapped frames, uneven frames) will take longer due to manual scanning. Supplied Negatives/Slides – Prints and scans from previously developed film typically take 5-10 business days. Photo Gifts – Canvas, metal, and bamboo products generally run 5-9 business day production time. Prints ordered from scans online generally take 2-5 business days of production time.