The Auburn Mall photography shop Photo Finish is eliminating what was once a core component of the business: photographic film processing.

The company, which was founded in the early 1980s, said Monday in a statement that it plans to stop developing photos from film on Oct. 27. It cited the rising costs of photo chemistry supplies and decreasing customer demand.

“I’m sad to let it go,” owner Francis Gagnon said. “We have seen interest in film processing from local photo artists, and people who find old cameras in an attic or yard sale.”

Gagnon advised customers who still have rolls of undeveloped film to visit the store before the deadline.

Photo Finish will continue to offer other services such as archiving and preservation, including digitizing and printing negatives, slides and old pictures, according to the statement.

It will also maintain its portrait studio and continue to offer video services.

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