Get the best out of your analogue photos with our 35mm film development service. Send us your exposed roll of film and we will turn it into digital images, prints and negatives that you can store for years to come.
Our 35mm film development process uses high-end equipment which produces brilliant colours and stunning details, ensuring excellent image quality every time.
Please note that you will not receive prints automatically with your order - instead you will have the opportunity to print your favourite images after seeing the scans. See the below for more information!
- We have a full suite of high-end developing equipment to ensure your film gets the best possible treatment at each stage of the developing process
- Expertly scanned negatives to preserve memories or use as a base for further editing
- Digital files provided online through your Customer Account area of the website (here)
- Archival quality prints available - chosen after you've seen the scans to ensure that you're only paying for the prints you want
- Save precious memories and keep them alive in an affordable, uncomplicated way
- View your photos on any device - computer, mobile phone or external hard drive
- Print your best photographs for display - or share with friends and family - to remember your favourite images, moments and life events
How do I know what type of 35mm film I have?
It will usually say on the 35mm film canister (or box if you still have it!)
You could also look up the film in our store by searching this page: All Film and checking its specifications.
The most common ones are colour C-41 which is the 'standard' colour negative film, and black and white (B&W).
If you have any concerns of questions about your 35mm film developing then just drop a line to our live chat - or email firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll quickly help you to the right choice.
How does the process work?
What are the scanning options?
We offer four resolution options for 35mm scanning with our Noritsu scanners (Fuji Frontier scans are available on request):
|Scan type||Resolution||File Size||File Type|
|Low Res||1512 x 1002 pixels||<1MB||JPEG|
|Standard||3024 x 2005 pixels||4-7 MB||JPEG|
|Premium||6048 x 4011 pixels||15-30 MB||JPEG|
|Premium TIFF||6048 x 4011 pixels||70+ MB||TIFF|
Low Res --> Best for social media / photo albums!
Low Res scans are perfect for printing or displaying 6x4 inches - they will also work well on social media or website where you need to keep loading speeds fast.
Standard --> Best for personal websites / zines / projects!
Standard scans will be absolutely fine for posting on social media, personal websites, emailing to friends/family, and for making prints up to size A4
Premium --> Best for exhibits / large prints!
Premium scans are bigger and can also be used for posting on websites that can accept larger files (and won't simply compress that back down like Instagram or Facebook) - and they can make prints up to size A3
Premium TIFF --> Best for home editors and professional display!
Premium TIFF scans are much bigger file sizes, so prepare for a longer download time and more computer memory needed! The bonus of this is that they contain much more information within the same number of pixels as the Premium JPEG scans, so you can edit them yourself (in Photoshop or similar) and get much better results with strong edits.
TIFF is a 'lossless' format, so hasn't had any compression applied by software before arriving in your inbox. It also means that even though the pixel resolution is the same as the Premium scan, you should be able to print slightly larger without loss of meaningful detail - up to size A2.
What are the editing packages?
After we have scanned your 35mm negatives in our scanners there are a couple of steps to make your photos perfect. Our goal is always to present your scans just as you saw the shot through the viewfinder - but if you are comfortable with post-processing software then you may wish to go for the 'Correct & Rotate' package to do the work yourself.
You can quickly compare the differences in the table below.
If you are looking to compare with other labs then please note that unless they have a post-scanning editing service then they will usually perform the actions 'Within the Scanner' but no further.
|Within the Scanner||Correct and Rotate||Professional Editing Package|
|Colour Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Contrast Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Exposure Correction||Yes (Simple)||Yes (Advanced)||Yes (Advanced)|
|Consistency Across Roll||-||Yes||Yes|
|Crop to Frame||-||Yes||Yes|
|Each Frame Optimised||-||-||Yes|
|Perfect for Printing||-||-||Yes|
How do I choose prints?
When the team have perfected your scans then you'll get an email inviting you to view them in the 'My Photos' area of your customer account.
You will be able to view and download all your images. You will also be able to select your favourites to print!
Simply click on all the images that you'd like to print, select size - quantity - finish, and add to your cart. See below for a simple illustration of the process.
The images will be sent back with your negatives. For more information head here
Develop your 35mm film with Analogue Wonderland
When you develop 35mm film with Analogue Wonderland you get a full set of options to choose your perfectly tailored 35mm developing service.
We process 35mm film, scan the negatives to create gorgeous digital images of your photography, print the ones that you'd like in a choice of sizes and finishes, and send it all back to you. And don't forget that every order comes with free postage into the lab! This means that you don't need to look for somewhere that can develop 35mm film near you - we operate across the entire UK 😊
Please note that we can also develop 120, 110 and more on the way. Head to our WonderLab page for the full choice of formats.
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Have a few rolls of film processed and very happy. The whole process from sending in to delivery is spot on. Queries over my scans, which turned out being due to my camera were answered quickly and politely. End results were much better than expected considering only shot film a few times. I will be a regular customer.
My 23rd set of scans by the Wonderpeeps have come back just as great as the 1st set. I haven't written a bad review yet and I'm not starting now, as always the scans are top quality. I was informed when AW received the film, and when the scans were ready. Top notch service, as always!
I'm really impressed with the service from Analogue Wonderland - they are such good value and so easy to work with. You're kept informed along the way about how long things will take and get some great shots at the end of it. I'm still at the start of my analogue photography journey - and having these guys to make my work look as good as it could do is a great way to inspire me to learn.
Second roll of portra 160. Very nice film. Along with the fact that all of those who work at Analogue Wonderland give such first class service makes taking up analogue photography so worthwhile, again.