CVS C-41 Develop and Scan

I am terrible about getting my film developed. I’m bad at finishing rolls in my cameras too, but I’m even worse at getting around to sending them out to be developed. For my latest images, I decided to do something about it and shoot 35mm C-41 film which can be developed at the CVS right up the street from me. I can’t remember the last time I got film developed at a retail store. It was probably my last road trip pictures over 10 years ago. Way before I got a toy camera addiction. Anyways, CVS did a pretty good job. All three rolls came out great and I got a CD of images in an hour. You can’t ask for more than that! Unfortunately I still have 7 rolls of film on my desk waiting to be developed. Some are 120mm, some are black and white (the black and white film that CVS developed was Kodak’s BW400CN which is C-41), and some are E-6 – none of which can be developed locally. Oh well, just 3 more rolls and I will mail them out to Photoworks San Francisco to be developed…

Here are some of my favorites from the CVS rolls:

Credits: mylatehope

written by mylatehope on 2011-03-24


  1. duckduckninja
    duckduckninja ·

    I know the feeling, I can never get just one or two rolls developed at once, I have to wait for about ten.

  2. eskimofriend
    eskimofriend ·

    you're a genius!!!!!

  3. bcartwright
    bcartwright ·

    Fear not! If your goal is cross processing than have the CVS do your E6. Tell them it is a "high contrast" roll. Works every time.