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Photographs that you can actually hold in your hand –– and not just view on a screen –– are having a moment.
Google was just granted a patent for a modern day Polaroid camera; Taylor Swift’s latest album featured 65 print-out snapshots; and many, many startups are banking on customers wanting to make memories tangible again.
The latest addition to the club is Prynt, a new iPhone and Galaxy-compatible case that attaches to your phone and transforms it into a modern-day instant camera. When the time for a selfie strikes, you can take a photo, click a button on the case, and it’ll spit out your pic in a cool 30 seconds.
On first glance, it may seem like a carbon copy of the instant cameras of yore. But Prynt has one trick up its sleeve: It adds a layer of augmented reality to any photo it takes, so that images aren’t just printed –– they also move like the paintings and photos in Harry Potter movies whenever you point your phone’s camera at them and view them on your smartphone’s screen.
In fact, J.K. Rowling’s descriptions of magical moving images in newspapers and photographs were the the direct inspiration for this imaging technology, according to Prynt CEO and co-founder Clément Perrot.
“It’s something that people have never seen,” Perrot told Yahoo Tech. “It gives context to what really happens when you shoot a picture. It takes it to the next level. People have experienced augmented reality, but they don’t usually have the opportunity to create or play with it directly.”