Does CVS Develop Film? (Film Types, Price, Wait Time + More)

If you intend to get your films developed and your memories turned permanent, while staying light on your pockets, you might opt to get them processed at a local retail store instead.

Knowing that CVS has some of the best deals and discounts available, you might be wondering if they also develop films. I did some research and here is what I found out!

Does CVS Develop Film?

CVS does develop 35mm film and disposable cameras at stores that have a photo center. The printing costs around 12$ per 12 exposures and takes approximately 7-10 working days to be ready. Additionally, CVS also develops black and white film and 110mm film.

To learn more about the types, prices, time required to develop films at CVS, and much more, keep on reading!

What Types Of Films Does CVS Develop?

Customers can get almost all kinds of films developed at CVS photo centers, including:

  • 35mm film
  • Disposable camera film
  • Advanced Photo System film
  • black and white film
  • 110mm film and slide film
  • And Negatives

Do All CVS Stores Develop And Print Films?

Unfortunately no, only CVS stores with a photo center offer the services to develop and print films.

You can use this CVS store locator to find the location, timings, prices, and availability of the nearest photo center around you.

How Can I Get My Films Developed At CVS?

Does Walgreens Develop FilmGetting your film developed at CVS is a very simple process.

Simply, bring your film or disposable camera to a nearby CVS Photo Centre and drop it off.

Unfortunately, CVS does not develop any film in-store but instead ships the film to a third-party lab to be processed and developed.

Depending on the type of your film, you can collect your prints in around 7-10 business days or after three weeks.

How Much Does It Cost To Develop Film At CVS?

CVS charges around 0.36$ per print for 4*6 prints from a 35mm film or disposable cameras. Specifically,

  • $12.99 for double prints of 12 exposures
  • $17.85 for double prints of 24 exposures
  • $21.99 for double prints of 36 exposures.

For a full list of services and prices, visit the CVS Photo page at

Additionally, CVS offers a number of deals and discounts on their printing services that might be worth checking out.

How Long Does CVS Take To Develop Film?

CVS ships all films to be processed and printed to a third-party service provider and no longer develops films at their in-house labs.

Therefore, receiving your prints back might take longer than you might have expected.

Customers can collect their 35mm film and disposable camera prints in 7-10 business days from the day of drop-off.

Advanced Photo System film, black and white film, 110 film, slide film, and negatives take around three weeks to be ready for pick-up.

Does CVS Return Negatives After They Are Developed?

If you are keen on getting your negatives back, it’s important to know that CVS does not send back the negatives once developed.

From our research, CVS, unfortunately, does not return any film negatives as they are disposed of after being developed.

Does CVS Develop Films To Digital?

Yes, CVS does transfer films to digital, from:

  • Photos- 2″ X 2″ up to 8″ X 12″.
  • Cardboard or plastic-mounted slides from 35mm to 127 super slides.
  • Negatives- 35 mm, APS Film, 110/220 Film, 126 Instamatic Film, Large Negatives.

These transfers are available on DVDs or USBs. The process is done by manually scanning photos into a JPEG file and then transferring them in order to save them digitally.

If you are interested in finding out about other retail stores offering printing services, also look up my guides on does Walgreens develop films?, does Costco develop films?  and does Walmart develop disposable cameras?.


CVS does indeed develop films. However, CVS no longer does the processing and development at their in-house lab, instead, they ship them off to a third-party service provider.

Getting your films developed at CVS will cost you around 0.36$ per print for a 4*6 print from a 35mm film or disposable cameras and can take up to 7-10 days to be ready for pick-up. Note, that all other types of films take around three weeks to be ready.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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