You are spot on about this!!! the film can be developed in other chemistry.
I developed a roll of polachrome in dektol 5 minutes 20 degrees. I was hopeing it would process and colour neg rather than colour positive. Sadly something totally unexpected happened. the film was positive and very flat.
It could be scanned to make a good image but as an image to view it was terrible. The Film also had to be fixed and carefully washed to remove the black backing material which was a pain.

Quote Originally Posted by Whiteymorange View Post
Polaroid 35mm film was meant to be processed in a small machine sold especially for the job. The developer packets had dried up. Perhaps the film could be developed in conventional chemistry, but better minds will have to chime in here as to how that is done.