We know. The title of this sounds a little bit like an ad from a car dealership — but it’s actually a pretty awesome new app concept that could bring back the art of the photo album, and for zero dollars!
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Flag is a phone and tablet app that not only helps you edit your photos but lets you share them both digitally and physically, for free. One of the most amazing things about smartphones being everywhere is that we all take a lot more photos. We all love snapping photos of the silly stuff (Turkey Temple in sunglasses, anyone?) and the serious stuff (the moment your best friend said “I do”), but most of us don’t actually make prints of anything.
Prints of smartphone photos? No, this is not a new concept. In fact, we’ve showcased about a million different ways you can turn your beautiful phoneography into physical objects. What’s new about this is the free thing and the idea that you can share batches of printed photos with friends and family right from your phone. How do they do it? Advertising, that’s how. Ads appear on the back of your prints! They promise to always be tasteful, but who even cares once that print is in an album or framed on your wall? It’s a win win for everyone involved. The advertiser gets a little play when you open your batch of prints, and you get free photos. #boomgoesthedynamite
Flag allows anyone to print and mail a pack of 20 photos each month for free. If you want more, you can buy as many as you need, and for prices comparable to most other online printing services out there.
The prints themselves are printed on Museum quality (Giclée) printers, German 220 gram photo paper from sustainable sources, and promise to be mementos you can be proud of. Love square photos? Or panoramic ones? Flag’ll print those too, as part of your batch. Pretty sweet!
What would be EXTREMELY awesome would be if Instagram partnered with Flag and made a super tricked out photo sharing, filtering, and printing app all in one. But for now, it’s time to help make Flag exist. Head to Kickstarter to help fund, and get ready to bust out some photo albums ;)
How often do you print your photos? What service do you use? Would something like this make you print more often? Talk to us in the comments below.