depositing pictures into your bank account

Pictures of cheques, that is.

Brief blur from Gizmodo:

The bank’s VP tells The NY Times that once you hit the send button, the deposit is made just like any other check—you won’t have to mail it in later, either. As everything will be handled electronically, the bank will suggest customers simply void the check before either filing or discarding it.

Seems like a win-win idea. More convenience for customers. Lower costs for the bank.