It’s the Big App from Kodak, which effectively takes any picture (or scan etc.) that you upload (or choose one that Kodak helpfully provides) and turns it into a giant poster divided into A4 rectangles, which you can download as a PDF file, and print at your leisure on your home printer. Genius.
The possibilities are endless. As one whose creativity is greater than her resources, this is manna from heaven. I have already converted my favorite picture of Tom and Martha into a wall sized mural, and am ready to start surrounding them with life-size depictions of zebras, giraffes and the odd baboon, just because I can.
It’s got me thinking about all the other uses – posters, flags, school assignments, Christmas displays, science fair presentations, retirement collages. All very noble and useful projects, indeed. However, I have a teenager in the house, so instead I’m going to use mine to build wall sized instructions for where to find the spare toilet rolls and how to insert them into the holder, how to clean the bath after use, and just what that large white object with a round hole in the front is for. But for now, I’m going to do something purely for my own amusement. I’m off to start trawling through photo albums for all those ill-advised 80’s fashion and hair styling moments to share in glorious Technicolor. And you thought having your picture posted on Facebook was the worst that could happen…?