Automatic Processor

An automatic processor is a machine used in photography and imaging to develop photographic films or prints automatically. It automates the chemical processing steps, such as developing, fixing, washing, and drying, to produce finished photographs or prints without manual intervention.


Film Processor


  1. Photography Studios: Automatic processors are commonly used in photography studios and labs to develop and process photographic films quickly and efficiently, saving time and labor compared to manual processing methods.
  2. Print Shops: In print shops that offer photographic printing services, automatic processors are used to develop and produce prints from digital files or negatives, providing customers with high-quality photographic products.
  3. Medical Imaging: Automatic processors are also used in medical imaging facilities to develop X-ray films, CT scans, and other diagnostic images, ensuring fast and accurate processing of medical films.



  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance and cleaning of automatic processors are essential to ensure proper functioning and consistent results.
  • Chemical Management: Proper handling and management of developing and fixing chemicals are crucial for maintaining film and print quality and extending the lifespan of the processor.
  • Workflow Optimization: Integrate automatic processors into an efficient workflow that includes digital imaging technologies for seamless transition from film or digital files to finished prints.
  • Training: Provide training and instructions to operators on the use of automatic processors, safety protocols, and troubleshooting procedures to maximize productivity and minimize errors.

Automatic processors streamline the development and processing of photographic films and prints, offering convenience, speed, and consistent results in various imaging applications. Contact AP&B to learn more!