Here’s Where You Can Get Your Films Developed Inside Manila
by Maria Romero, April 23, 2019 1:50pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
When instant gratification easily comes with digital photography, film photography is our means to click less and have more time left to do what really matters in photography—interacting with people and enjoying the sceneries. Photography isn't always about what happens in the camera, but what takes place outside it.
Despite the surge of advanced digital cameras, a great number of ardent analog buffs are still enthusiastic about keeping our local film photography community alive. But sometimes, finding the best local film labs to get your film rolls processed and developed is the hardest part.
Whether you’re a film rookie or a pro, we’ve got you covered with this list of labs where you can get your films developed depending on your type of convenience.
If you want to get your film rolls processed and developed at the comforts of your home, these two film labs got your back.
Processing film has not been easily accessible to all, but this local lab plans to change that. Backed with state-of-the-art equipment, they provide film photographers the best quality of processed photos.
You can drop off your rolls at Satchmi Megamall and UP Town Center branches and Urban Abode in Pasig City. Even photographers from abroad can also send in their rolls! Mail your film rolls straight to their headquarters, and they will do the rest of the works. Photos will be sent via online transfer—easy and hassle-free!
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Basic scanning and developing starts at 200php for colored prints and 250php for black and white prints. Sunny16 Lab is at 20B East Maya Drive, Philam Homes, Quezon City.
The Online Warehouse x Fotofabrik
Their drop off sites are at Fotofabrik Studio in 25 Scout Tuason corner Scout Lozano Quezon City and R&L Ponti Dental in SM City Masinag, Antipolo City. Provincial clients may also ship their rolls straight to their main address in Escolta.
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Basic scanning and developing starts at 65php for 110, 135, and 120 format and 150php on the black and white format. The Online Waarehouse x Fotofabrik is at Unit 458-A, Regina Bldg. Escolta St. Binondo, Manila City.
For those who have got an ample amount of time to go to the mall to get their films developed, you’ll love the convenience of these easy-to-access film labs.
Fujifilm SM Megamall and Wonder PhotoShop
SM Megamall Fujifilm branch and Wonder Photo with YKL Color Services branches are the go-to film labs in the Metro since it’s accessible. In just one to two hours waiting time, you can have your film rolls developed here.
Basic scanning and developing starts at 100php for Color Negative Rolls and 200php for Rolls of Cross-Process. They also scan film strips at 40php. Fujifilm Megamall is at Lower LG/F Building A SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
General PhotoExpress (Kodak PhotoExpress)
To cater to more film photography buffs in the North, Kodak’s General Photo Express is now scanning film rolls!
Basic scanning and developing starts at 200php including CD burning of the photos. General PhotoExpress is at Level 1, Trinoma, North Avenue Corner EDSA, Quezon City.
If you’re an adventurous type, you can get your films developed and immediately start a fun photo walk while waiting.
Fortress Digital Foto Center
The stretch of Hildalgo street in Quiapo is Manila’s melting pot of photography needs—from digital photo printing to film scanning and developing. Fortress Digital Foto Center is among the oldest and the best photography needs provider in the area. Aside from printing services, they also sell instant camera films and digital cameras and accessories.
Basic scanning and developing starts at 200php per roll. Fortress Digital Foto Center is at 713 R. Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila City.
Columbia Cubao Photo
At the heart of Cubao, the Columbia Cubao Photo is one of the Metro’s favorite film scanning and developing labs. Other than that, the lab also offers camera check-up, cleaning, and repair.
Basic scanning and developing starts at 200php for colored prints. Columbia Cubao Photo is at 80 Harvard St. cor Columbia St. Cubao, Quezon City.
MSM Wells Photo
Whether a fresh or out-of-date film rolls, MSM Wells Photo can turn it to beautiful photos with their C-41 Processing, Cross Processing, and B&W Processing lab.
Basic scanning and developing starts at 150php per five scanned photos. MSM Wells Photo is at 67 EDSA cor. South Super Highway, Makati City.
Every once in a while, getting out of your comfort zone is the best thing to do especially when everything you do seems linear. Perhaps it’s about time to try new hobbies like film photography, and you don’t have to worry about where to get your rolls scanned and developed!