E-6 Slide Film Processing

The Darkroom Photo Lab offers professional E-6 Slide Film Processing. You can trust your 35mm, medium and large format transparency processing to The Darkroom. Specializing in transparency E-6 film developing and infrared film, our Sitte Tischer TruTrak dip & dunk processor maintains high professional photo lab standards with constant process control standards, battery backup and fresh chemistry is optimized for 35mm, medium format and large format E-6 film processing.

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e6-slide-film-ektachrome-and-transparency-film-processingE-6 Processing, Scanning and Web Upload starting at only $15!

Film Developing How it works

From 35mm, 120, 4×5 and 8×10 sheet film, we support and develop all E-6 films including Kodak Ektachrome, Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia, Fujifilm Fujichrome ProviaInfraChrome Color Infrared, and almost any film that uses the E-6 process.

Use our postage paid mailer or your own, send us your E-6 film and we’ll process it, scan your negatives, and upload your images for immediate viewing. We’ll also mail you a photo CD, transparencies and prints (prints are optional).

Our experience ensures professional and reliable processing results every time

The Darkroom provides state-of-the-art Dip & Dunk E-6 Film processing equipment to insure clean, precise and reliable results every time.


35mm E6 Slide film processing, 4×5 E6 film processing, 120 and 220 E6 film processing, 4×5 sheet film and 8×10 sheet film E6 developing
35mm film is optionally mounted in writable plastic mounts. Push and pull available in 1/8 stop increments. Prints, CD’s and proof sheets are also available at time of processing.

Photography film index

The Darkroom’s comprehensive index of film types; characteristics, examples, and reviews.

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E6 film types

Kodak Ektachrome Color Film

Kodak-Ektachrome-filmEktachrome film is known for its extremely fine grain, clean colors, great tones and contrasts.  Kodak announced plans to relaunch Ektachrome ISO 100 35mm in 2017.
Ektachrome Film Review

Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia

Fujifilm-Fujichrome-Provia-film-1With an ultrafine grain, medium color saturation and contrast compared to other films in the 100F series this E-6 film works well for landscape, nature and fashion photography as well as portraiture. Ability to be push-processed up to +2 stops with excellent results. Available in 35mm, 120 and 4×5.
Provia Film Review

Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia

Fujifilm-Fujichrome-Velvia-filmWith a vivid color reproduction this E-6 film works well for fashion, nature, interiors, and artwork photography. An ISO speed rating of 50 and 100 with excellent results in push-/pull processing for a wide range of exposures – from -1/2 to +1 stop. Available in 35mm, 120 and 4×5.
Velvia Film Review

InfraChrome Color Infrared Film

InfraChrome-Color-Infrared-FilmColor Infrared Film from Film Photography Project (filmphotographyproject.com)  is identical to Kodak Aerochrome IIII 1443 – a true color positive infrared film that produces a color slide. Get more info at filmphotographyproject.com

Infrared Photography  – Instructions, Tips & Filters

Fuji Velvia 120 format

velvia-120-E6Unparalleled sharpness and some of the most beautiful color reproduction available. It’s a rich, beautiful film, which gives your images tons of depth, lovely tones and exudes a feeling of professionalism and experience.
Velvia 120 Film Review

Agfa CT Precisa 35mm

Agfa-CT-Precisa-35mm-FilmDeep blue skies and amazing x-pro capabilities – this is why Agfa CT Precisa 100 is one of the all-time classics! This 35mm slide film produces delightfully vibrant colors without being too overpowering and casts beautiful blue tones to your image.
Precisa Film Review

Sheet Film ProcessingThe Darkroom can also develop large E-6 format film supplied on individual sheets of acetate or polyester film base.
Learn more about our Large Format E-6 Film Developing.

E6 Slide Film vs C-41Color Negative Film

In short, slide film produces a positive image on a transparent base, while color negatives the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. The color negative film is then reversed during scanning and typically has an orange mask.

Slide film is commonly referred to as “E-6”. The development includes First Developer, First Wash, Reversal Bath, Color Developer, Pre-Bleach, Bleach, Fixer, Second Wash, Third Wash and Final Rinse.   Development takes about 60 minutes, not including drying time.