Are your photos posing problem for you with respect to being framed we have a quick and permanent solution for that photo frame (also known as digital media frame) is a picture frame that displays digital clicks even in absence of computer or printer or any such device. Having those old frames now days seems kind of old fashioned and unrealistic in terms of maintenance, hence we introduce you to this new device called digital photo frame.
The intro to this useful device is something of time even before tablets or computers, which can cater to the same needs in many situations, although these photo frames are developed specially for the stationary purposes, majestic display of your beautiful pics with your loved ones and hence generally providing a different and nice looking frame and a suitable power system designed and developed for continuous usage.
These frames are available in a various shapes & sizes along with lots of different features adding to their performance. Few of them may even have features enabling you to play videos along with display your photographs.
Features that these photo frames comes loaded with:
These photo frames are available in different sizes starting from small key-chain units all the way to humongous wall frames extending many feet(s). The most commonly available size ranges from as small as 7 inches (18 cm) to as large as 20 inches (51 cm). Unfortunately some frames can only display pictures in JPEG format which may be seen as a small shortcoming of the item. Most of the frames present your pics as a slideshow which is generally with your desired interval time. They are also capable of sending your photos to a printer, and have some useful hybrid features.
These photo frames usually allow the display of pics directly from any camera having a memory card, and may also offer some memory as internal storage. Some frames even allow people to upload pics to the frame’s internal memory using a USB connection facility, or even wirelessly if possible using Bluetooth communication. Some photo frames also allow you to share your photos from one photo frame to other.
A lot of other photo frames also offer support for certain applications involving loading pics from Web or from different feeds, from different photo sharing platforms like Picasa, Flickr or from an e-mail.
Presence of built in speakers improve the user experience and saves the trouble of plugging external speakers and is useful for playing content with sound in it, and some frames also consists of remote controls increasing your control over the content in your frame.
Aspect ratio matters :
As far as the aspect ratio of the photo frames are considered, they can vary quite a bit sometimes. Generally found aspect ratios have: (4:3), (3:2), (5:4) and (16:9) at-times 16:9’s are actually 15:9, depending upon the design and features, images which don’t precisely adjust in the aspect ratio of the photo frame can be cropped or stretched if needed to make it a fit for frame. This problem can be easily evaded by purchasing a photo frame having an aspect ratio exactly same as your camera or device, if not then try editing required pics to ratio you want them to be in for adjusting well in frame before transferring them.
Security issues :
In past years many security issues have been found with these photo frames, for instance the digital frames manufactured in China under brand named “Insignia”, were said to be haviing a Trojan horse dubbed Mocmex associated with their internal memory storage.
Using those old photo frames seem very last century types. Whereas Digital frames, on the other side, enables you to use a memory stick / card and directly create awesome slideshows using cool transitions and effects covering all your vacation pics. Moreover some frames also enable you to add audio and video playbacks. Now days, you may get a nice frame from houses like that of Viewsonic, Kodak, or Sony for an amount as small as $100 easily, also serving as cool and great gifts.
Surely , you may be quite able to get a fair enough deal, but here are some factors that you need to go through to get a good product. These rules may help you to pick the perfect choice of digital picture frame for you.
Do not adjust or compromise for Low Resolution irrespective of the price demanded :
down to earth prices on some frames may present them to be quite attractive, but they might not the best of the frames they have. Its safe to consider models with a resolution of 640 by 480 or higher to get good amount of resolution which should not affect the quality of image and pics adjust suitably in the frame.
Choosing Screen Size, resolution and Aspect Ratio carefully :
The displays available in case of these photo frames are in size from minimum 7 to maximum 15 inches, with majority of the models being in the range 7 to 10 inch . Generally, the bigger is the screen size, the more you’ll have to pay. Some frames have clean metallic designs, while some have mats and wooden surrounds giving them a classic and traditional look. These digital photo alframes have displays supporting either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio (maybe 15:9 in some cases). Naturally, most of the (point & shoot) DSLR’s or available digital cameras these days capture photos in 4:3 aspect ratio. For such photos a frame having an aspect ratio of 4:3 would be the perfect choice, as frames having 16:9 aspect ratio will require to crop a part of the picture from uppermost and lowermost portions to adjust the image on the given frame. On the other hand, having 16:9 as your aspect ratio provides your images a pleasant fullscreen stretching view that looks neat and sober.