This Genius App Would Turn Your Smartphone Pics Into Prints, For Free

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Where are the dozens of pictures on your smartphone or tablet going? Nowhere, probably. Printing them at home looks chintzy, and getting professional prints is expensive. Flag wants to change that, with an app that would give you high quality prints and mail them wherever you want, all for free. Cool! While we normally wouldn't give any mention to the thousands of projects on Kickstarter, but in this case we're willing to make an exception.

The app, which is currently looking for funding, would give you up to 20 prints each month, on "museum quality," laser cut stock, mailed anywhere in the US. Sadly there is no mention of making the service available elsewhere. All of this is free, because—as you may have already guessed—the back of each print will host an advertisement of some sort. That seems like a completely reasonable concession for a free service that, by Flag's estimates, would cost around $65 (around £39) to replicate via similar services. Flag promises to offer a bunch of customisation options for an additional fee, including special messages on the back of each postcard, enlargements, and laser-cut borders.

Yes, there's something decidedly backward feeling about ordering up prints of digital images you snapped on your pocket computer. But the way most of us use our devices, those photos might as well disappear after we've taken them. If Flag makes it out of Kickstarterland and into reality, it would be a delightful (and free!) way to prevent that. [Flag]