Without a doubt, sending your films to a lab it’s the easiest option especially when you are just starting out. In addition, you can get from many labs a personalised service and a professional finish.
The type of services and options offered in terms of developing films will always depend on the lab. However, as a general rule there are usually have these basic options:
- Developing Only: is the option where you ONLY get your film processed and receive the negatives back.
- Developing + Scans: is the option where you get your film processed and, along with your negatives, you receive digital files of your photographs. Depending on the lab you can choose the quality (file size and type) of your images.
- Developing + Prints: is the option where you get your film processed and along with your negatives, you receive your images printed on photographic paper. Depending on the laboratory, you can choose the print size and the photo paper finish
- Developing + Prints + Scans: it’s a combo of the previous two options.
Analogue Wonderland doesn't develop films themselves - but they have a page with recommendations so you can choose the right lab for your needs here: