After some thinking, I realized this question should be streamlined:
Is there a list of known photo printing services that utilize the Flickr API so that images can be grabbed from your existing Flickr account rather than you having to create a separate account and re-uploading all of your images to the print-service's own web site?
Flickr endorses SnapFish, which people seem to find not the greatest option. However, I recently learned that there are services that will grab your images directly off of Flickr for you using the Flickr API. This is great, as it means I can keep my images in one spot. Apparently Adorama is one of these services. Is there a list of other options out there anywhere? I'd love to be able to try a few of them out.
[ORIGINAL WORDIER QUESTION:]
Digital photography has meant my output of photo-taking has increased exponentially while my output of actual prints has decreased exponentially.
These days, most of my editing of my collection happens on Flickr. The photos I like enough to warrant sharing/archiving go there. In the past, when Flickr worked with Target, I'd shoot a bunch over to Target directly from Flickr and grab them the next time I was there. Alas, Flickr has done away with the Target partnership and now only goes via SnapFish. SnapFish is an option, but I'd really like to find a service that:
- Lets you retrieve files directly from Flickr (rather than having to create a custom account on their own site)
- Could let you send directly from an iPhone (most everything I shoot is now on there, and it'd be nice to send directly from the iPhone)
- Ideally supports a nice variety of print options (square format, bordered prints, etc.)
SnapFish is fine because I can order directly from Flickr.
RiteAid is acceptable, because it's local.
Services like Hipstamart are nice because they support nice square format shots.
But I have yet to find a service that handles it more as an all-in-one service. Which seems odd given that Flickr has a full API and the iPhone is far from being unpopular.
Are there services that offer these features?
Between edits and comments, I'm realizing I wasn't perhaps being clear in my quest.
What I'm ideally looking for are online photo printing services that leverage the Flickr API to allow me to retrieve the files directly from Flickr, rather than to have to go through the process of downloading from Flickr, creating a new account on photo printing web site, and then re-upload.
A BONUS would be if said site also would accept photos being uploaded/submitted from an iOS app.
A super extra special bonus would be if said iOS app could also have the print site grab files directly from flickr.
The end result is being able to have a central repository (flickr) but easily get prints made without having to manually replicate the repository that I have taken the time to set up on flickr.