A huge array of specialist film types was available until recently, but the digital revolution is making them harder to find. Demand has dropped and some companies have gone out of business. Specialist films that may still be found include:
- black-and-white positive;
- black-and-white infrared;
- "mock" black-and-white infrared such as Ilford SFX;
- colour infrared;
- films balanced for tungsten light;
- instant films such as Polaroid;
- low-contrast duplicating films.