9474 – Photographic and film processors
Photographic and film processors process and finish still photographic film and motion picture film. They are employed in film processing laboratories and retail photofinishing establishments.
Index of titles
Chemical mixer – photographic processing
Colour film analyzer – photographic processing
Copy camera operator – photographic processing
Darkroom technician – photographic processing
Developer-printer machine tender
Developing machine operator – photographic processing
Enlarger operator – photographic processing
Film printing machine operator
Film processing technician
Film splicer – photographic processing
Film-developing machine tender
Film-printing machine tender
Film-processing machine operator
Motion picture film developer
Motion picture film examiner – photographic processing
Motion picture film printer
Negative cutter – film processing
Negative restorer – photographic processing
Negative spotter – film processing
Photo developing inspector
Photo lab technician
Photograph developing inspector
Photograph inspector – photographic processing
Photographic and film-processing machine operator
Photographic enlarger operator
Photographic film printer
Photographic film processor
Photographic-film-processing machine operator
Photographic-processing machine operator
Picture enlarger – photographic processing
Print finisher – photographic processing
Print inspector – photographic processing
Print retoucher – photographic processing
Print tender – photographic processing
Quick print machine tender – photographic processing
Slide maker – photographic processing
X-ray film developer
X-ray plate developer
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Operate equipment to develop negatives and slides, and to print black and white and colour photographs
Operate photographic enlarging equipment to produce prints and enlargements from negatives
Operate equipment to develop motion picture film
Tend automatic equipment in retail establishments to develop colour negatives, prints and slides
Operate equipment to transfer film to video tape
Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects
Splice film and mount film on reels
Measure and mix chemicals required for processing
Inspect rolls of photographic prints for conformance to specifications; or motion picture film to detect defects in developing and printing.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
For employment in film processing laboratories, completion of a college or other specialized photography program or extensive related experience is required.
For employment as a film printing machine operator in retail outlets, on-the-job training is provided.
There is mobility among occupations within laboratory processing operations.
Progression is possible from automatic machine tenders in retail establishments to laboratory processing occupations.
Film strippers and assemblers and negative spotters in the printing or graphic arts industry (in 9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations)
Supervisors of photographic and film processors (in 7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations)