She thought the pictures were from her vacation, but when she got it developed she was amazed to find that they were of her First Communion, 20 years ago! Found film is finding an old undeveloped roll of film or negatives in a drawer or the attic. These mystery time capsules can potentially have huge sentimental value and memories. Why does film expire? With color films, there are layers of silver halides with dyes and color masks. Those dyes colors will breakdown and degrade at different rates.
Virtually without exception, we can process any and all expired photographic film ever manufactured. We have kept careful records and have a database of over unique film brands and types of film within the brand. This allows us to track how specific films are responding using different approaches to developing. Offering old film processing has its challenges. What we do is labor-intensive and we wanted to choose a system that has a softer landing for those with uninteresting or very poor quality pictures.