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I use Color House in NYC, they do a terrific job, run very clean lines, upload 24mb TIFF files turnaround can be as quick as 8 hours and as long as 48. I live in NYC so I drop off, pick up, etc but when I was in LA recently I mailed the film to them and it worked just fine. There are any number of other places around the country and I am certain others will chime in. The cost per roll for developing and 24MB TIFF files is about $30.

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The cost per roll for developing and 24MB TIFF files is about $30.

 

To the OP: That's right also from my experience. Too expensive I found - I highly recommend getting used to develop film yourself. Much better control of the whole process, and it is fun to explore different developers and development methods. There is an initial investment cost to buy development tank, reels, chemicals, but it pays off quickly after developing several films on your own. When doing your own development, you can also buy film in 100' bulk rolls which reduces the cost for a roll of film about 50%. 

 

If the original question points towards just developing very few rolls of film and not to continue further with film, yes, then it is better to have the rolls developed externally. 

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People say good things about Indie Film Lab and Richard Photo Lab. I have not yet used either of them but if I was to get film developed in the U. S. I would try Indie Film Lab first. 

 

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I use Color House in NYC, they do a terrific job, run very clean lines, upload 24mb TIFF files turnaround can be as quick as 8 hours and as long as 48. I live in NYC so I drop off, pick up, etc but when I was in LA recently I mailed the film to them and it worked just fine. There are any number of other places around the country and I am certain others will chime in. The cost per roll for developing and 24MB TIFF files is about $30.

 

Steve a good point for your lab normally they save in one CD in compressed JPEG.

 

Save in TIFF is the best but is longer in saving time

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is created by Microsoft for professional photography

and is better in 16 bits or more not in 8 bits like in Jpeg loss of information

 

Steve the lab gives you in Tiff pictures saved in one CD ?

 

It's what I said in I like film thread in this post :

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/205842-i-like-filmopen-thread/?p=3459284

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Henry

Edited by Doc Henry

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Steve a good point for your lab normally they save in one CD in compressed JPEG.

 

Save in TIFF is the best but is longer in saving time

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is created by Microsoft for professional photography

and is better in 16 bits or more not in 8 bits like in Jpeg loss of information

 

Steve the lab gives you in Tiff pictures saved in one CD ?

 

It's what I said in I like film thread in this post :

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/205842-i-like-filmopen-thread/?p=3459284

Best

Henry

 

They used to write onto a CD and upload and obviously return the negative. They keep digital files of everything they scan and send. I told them I didn't need the CD, created the need for me to go there each time, so they upload instead. These are big files so they go through HiTail but there are similar DropBox type programs. By doing it this way, I only have to go to drop film off and when I do I pick up the negatives, nicely cut into pages that go into a note book that I am three years behind in keeping up :-)

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They used to write onto a CD and upload and obviously return the negative. They keep digital files of everything they scan and send. I told them I didn't need the CD, created the need for me to go there each time, so they upload instead. These are big files so they go through HiTail but there are similar DropBox type programs. By doing it this way, I only have to go to drop film off and when I do I pick up the negatives, nicely cut into pages that go into a note book that I am three years behind in keeping up :-)

 

Steve great thanks for your reply of film processing.

 

I think - and I speak for film - you must keep your precious negatives in folders

and save files in TIFF , not in compressed JPEG.

The way your lab did is the best way when you don't develop yourself  Steve.

As I saw in this link

http://users.wfu.edu/matthews/misc/graphics/formats/formats.html

the choice of TIFF is the best but needs more space for saving

 

TIFF =Tag Image File Format of Microsoft

"TIFF is, in principle, a very flexible format that can be lossless or lossy. The details of the image storage algorithm are included as part of the file. In practice, TIFF is used almost exclusively as a lossless image storage format that uses no compression at all. Most graphics programs that use TIFF do not compression. Consequently, file sizes are quite big"

 

I save all my pictures in TIFF after scan in external Hard Disk.

Each picture in TIFF has 120 Mo in size scan in 16 bits

Best

Henry

Edited by Doc Henry

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Steve great thanks for your reply of film processing.

 

I think - and I speak for film - you must keep your precious negatives in folders

and save files in TIFF , not in compressed JPEG.

The way your lab did is the best way when you don't develop yourself Steve.

As I saw in this link

http://users.wfu.edu/matthews/misc/graphics/formats/formats.html

the choice of TIFF is the best but needs more space for saving

 

TIFF =Tag Image File Format of Microsoft

"TIFF is, in principle, a very flexible format that can be lossless or lossy. The details of the image storage algorithm are included as part of the file. In practice, TIFF is used almost exclusively as a lossless image storage format that uses no compression at all. Most graphics programs that use TIFF do not compression. Consequently, file sizes are quite big"

 

I save all my pictures in TIFF after scan in external Hard Disk.

Each picture in TIFF has 120 Mo in size scan in 16 bits

Best

Henry

Mine are saved on three external drives. Two portables and one that stays at home.

 

 

 

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There are some really good people in New Hampshire at "Old School Photolab."  They do C41 processing and scan to a secure online gallery for $17. It takes a couple of days and that's how I normally access my photos. A CD costs $3 more. TIFF files cost another $20.  

 

Another place I use is Philadelphia Photographics, about six blocks from where I live downtown. Same workflow, except they put the files on DropBox and I pick them off of there. Prices are $15.50, $17.50 and $26.50 for develop/scan to low-res, high-res and max-res files respectively.

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