InternetNews says that Flickr is set to launch a photo printing service. The article states that only photo books will be available for printing and not individual photos. I would hope that individual photo prints would soon be available but perhaps the economics of small print jobs like that aren’t that great.
Interesting stat from the article:
According to Jupiter Research, 47 percent of consumers don’t print their (digital) photos at all. Although printing is moving from the store to the home, Jupiter says that 10 percent of consumers with computers don’t even have a printer. Sixteen percent of the consumers Jupiter surveyed prefer to share photos via e-mail or the Internet.
I rarely ever print digital photos anymore. I used Ofoto all the time a few years ago, but all the picture-receiving-relatives now have computers.