Now I know that Ektar 100 is a C-41 film. So, it stands to reason it can be developed at the local Walgreens or Wal-Mart.
So far my workflow has involved B&W film for B&W prints, and digital for color prints. I haven't been very impressed with most of my color prints from my D40. Seems like I spend more time dialing in exposure compensation, fixing blown out highlights, and cloning out dust from my sensor when shooting landscapes than I should (I tend to shoot at smaller apertures when doing landscapes, where the specs of dust on my sensor are pretty apparent).
Will I get good results from Ektar 100 when developing at Wal-Mart? I'm planning on doing develop only, with a CD and no prints. Should I just have them develop them, and buy a good film scanner myself? Or should I spend even more money and get a proper color set up for my currently all B&W darkroom? (I have an enlarger with a dichroic head, so color prints are a possibility down the line).
Thanks for any help!