Free 35mm film developing with ClickASnap

We are very excited to announce our acquisition of a Noritsu minilab 3502, a Noritsu HS 1800 and A Noritsu V30 film processor. These are (or weere) state of the art film processing systems that used to sit in the back of every Boots and Woolworths store and always gave off that distinct lab smell when you walked in.

These machines have been purchased predominantly to facilitate the use of our free darkrooms (the developing film part is boring compared to using an enlarger and seeing your prints develop!) This means that we cannot sustain the volume throughput required to keep the chemistry of the machines in check.

Therefore, we are offering for 35mm film:

Free negative development

Base resolution (Image size ~1mb) development & scanning £4

Medium resolution (Image size ~4mb) development & scanning £6 a roll sent via email

High resolution (Image size ~20mb) development & scanning £10 a roll

Negatives returned (up to 3 rolls. £1 per roll after this) – £3.00

6×4 prints – £7.00 a roll including postage and packaging

Note: We also offer 120 film developing and scanning but due to the labour intensiveness of developing 120 film it is £5 per roll including base resolution scans. Also note for 35mm film please do not send more than 3 films at any one time or a surcharge will have to be applied of £3 per roll

Please send your films to:

ClickAsnap FAO film dev dept

83 High Street,



BH21 1HS

Then email with your requirements

We run our machines 3 times a week so turnaround is typically 24 hours

Please note the films must be the C41 process

PS Don’t forget to add them to ClickAsnap once you get the scans back and you can earn money when your photos are looked at. It’s completely free to join too!

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38 Responses

  1. Hi there! How long are you running this for, and is it really just free if I supply an SAE for return of negatives? And only C41? Thanks!

  2. Hi – I’m a bit confused by this
    “This means that we cannot sustain the volume throughput required to keep the chemistry of the machines in check”
    Please can you explain?
    I thought that these machines needed lots of throughput and replenishment to keep active – which is what you seem to say. But with free processing, won’t this be the case?.

    1. Just send them to our address and if you only want low res scans then ensure your email address is in there and we’ll send them over to you

      1. So if i were to send 20 rolls i would just have to pay £3 for the return of the negatives and you will develop and scan them free of charge?

        1. It’s £3 postage but £1 per film to sleeve and post back. But, yes, development and low res scans are free

  3. Is the offer of free developing still on offer? I purchased a camera from a charity shop which had a roll of Ilford XP1 120 film c41 in it, I would like this developed and a low resolution scan just to see what’s on it. I would enclose a self addressed envelope and stamp to return the negs. If it is no longer a free service how much would the developing and scanning cost?

    1. This free service will always be available,
      It’s not just a special offer. Please send over the film with the SAE and we’ll get it scanned and sent back to you 🙂

  4. So I ve got three rolls to develop. One needa high res scans other two basic scans.
    Also, I want negatives back.
    How it would work and how much would ut cost.

  5. Hi Tom,

    Can you send the films back uncut, just rolled up and put back into the plastic tub?

    Also I noted it is a maximum of 3 films per order – if I have 6 films should I send them as 2 envelopes with 3 films in each? Or do I need to send 3 films then wait a few days and then send the next 3 films?

    Many thanks.

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