B&W Film Processing & Scanning

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The CPB Darkroom now offers an easy-to-use mail order or drop-off service for Developing & Scanning Black & White films only. 

Please select from the dropdown menu to find the matching rates.

Prices include return shipping of the negatives once they have been processed and scanned (optional). 

Once you pay for your order please courier your rolls to the address mentioned below, please mark the Order No on the roll/envelope.

Address to Courier Rolls

CPB Darkroom, 2/342A, First Cross Street, AGS Colony, Kotivakkam, Chennai - 600041. Mobile : 

The CPB Darkroom works with locally sourced lab-grade chemistry to mix its own formulations as per international standards. Limited stocks of name-brand chemistry are available from time to time and may be chosen from the selection menu. 

If you would like your film push or pull developed please select the appropriate option. If you have multiple rolls with varying instructions please finish your selection and add to the cart. You can then modify the options and continue adding more rolls to the cart as needed up to a maximum of 10 rolls per order.

We currently scan negatives on an Epson v800 flatbed scanner and will be upgrading to a DSLR scanning rig in due course. You can select from various resolutions for scanning.

About the CPB Community Darkroom:

We are at a critical juncture in human history. With the birth of promptography, we are now in a new age of imagery generated by Artifical Intelligence where the sanctity of the photograph is in question. As if a billion images an hour made on millions of mobile phones was not enough, now a mere thought can generate high-definition images in just about any style you can imagine. In response, the desire to return to the roots of the photographic medium grows stronger by the day. 

The CPB Community Darkroom has been established at this critical juncture as a hub for the experimentation and practice of analogue photography in its many avatars in line with the long-standing interests of the CPB Foundation. Serving diverse interests from film and traditional darkroom printing to alternative printing processes, the Darkroom looks to attract varied audiences from across Chennai and beyond.

  • The Community Darkroom looks to increase access to film photography by providing products and services that are affordable and professionally managed.
  • The darkroom will offer commercial film development, scanning and printing services including alternative printing services.
  • The darkroom will be open to members as well as the public via a booking system and will be able to provide readily accessible stocks of chemistry, film and paper. 
  • The darkroom will offer regular introductory and advanced workshops in all areas of film photography as well as alternative printing processes like cyanotype, van dyke brown and salt printing and many others. 
  • The darkroom will serve as a research hub for experimentation in analogue photography and will put out freely available articles and videos on the subject.
  • The darkroom will offer a range of products that include re-spooled film rolls, experimental film chemistry, alternative printing kits, pre-coated papers, digital negatives and more.
  • The darkroom will be available for resident artists to work on projects and experiment with historical photographic processes.