Disposable cameras are great to take on big trips, especially if you’re concerned about breaking your expensive digital camera.
However, these photos will need to be developed before you can see them, and since Target has its own photo lab, you may be thinking: Can I get my disposable camera developed at Target? Here is everything I’ve found out about this!
Does Target Develop Disposable Cameras?
Unfortunately, Target does not develop disposable cameras, however, it does develop digital photographs to print in these formats: .jpg, .jpeg, and .png. Alternatively, you can head over to a nearby Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens if you want to develop disposable cameras.
If you want to learn more about why Target does not develop disposable cameras, where else you can do so, and how much it cost, keep on reading!
Why Doesn’t Target Develop Disposable Cameras?
Target did initially develop disposable cameras as part of its photo services, however, it discontinued this service after 2013.
Although there is no clear statement from Target regarding why it stopped doing this, some reasons may be similar to why Costco closed its in-store photo centers.
Costco cited a decline in demand due to the rise of camera phones and social media.
Additionally, developing film can cost more than printing as a lot of stores will outsource developing the photos to other companies that use expensive processes.
This may have been a factor that led to Target no longer developing disposable camera photos.
What Other Photo Services Are Available At Target?
Target offers a wide range of photo services to print your digital photos through their service known as Target Photo.
These services include regular photograph prints with a range of paper (matte, glossy, etc.), personalized cards and stationery, and unique phone cases. Prices for printed photos start at $0.39 for 4 x 6-inch size on glossy paper.
Other products sold under Target Photo include:
- Photo blankets
- Photo puzzles
- Photo mugs
- Personalized oven mitts
- Various unique prints and panoramas (metal, acrylic, etc.)
- Canvas prints
- Custom face masks
Note that the above items are printed in the US by Target and can be shipped to your home within 2 – 3 business days.
What Stores Develop Disposable Cameras?
A number of stores in the US still develop disposable cameras, although some may not return your negatives to you, so it’s a good idea to check before you send your film.
Big-name stores that still develop disposable cameras for your convenience include:
- Walmart (see full guide)
- CVS Pharmacies
- Walgreens (see full guide)
When visiting any of these chains, you should first contact the nearby store in advance before making your visit to be sure they do actually offer this service at that location.
Moreover, you can also have your disposable camera developed at specialized places like The Darkroom, which will send your negatives back after developing your film (as will most small photo labs across the country).
How Much Does It Cost To Develop Disposable Cameras?
The cost of developing disposable cameras varies across Walmart, CSV, and Walgreens.
A minimum of 12 exposures at Walgreens costs $11.99, whereas the same number of exposures costs $7.96 to develop at Walmart. CVS charges $0.36 per 4 x 6 print after developing a disposable camera.
Does Target Sell Disposable Cameras?
Target stores sell a variety of disposable cameras for you to purchase under brand names such as Fujifilm and Kodak, including waterproof cameras for your convenience.
Prices for these range from $12.99 to $18.99, with availability both in-store and on Target.com.
Target no longer develops disposable cameras and camera film, however, their online service Target Photo will develop a number of products from digital photos, which are the following file types; .jpg, .jpeg, and .png.
Target Photo’s services range from photo books to photo blankets, and products can be shipped to your home within 2-3 business days.
A number of stores, including CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, still develop disposable cameras; however, these stores will not return any negatives you send to them. Photo labs such as The Darkroom will develop disposable cameras and also return your negatives to you.