Digital Photo Frames – How Do They Work?

Digital photo frames display pictures on an LCD screen, often in a slideshow format. The frame usually looks like a normal picture frame, but has the capability to display hundreds or even thousands of photos that are stored on the device, on a memory card or that are streaming over an internet connection. When not running a slideshow, the frame can be set to display one photo or a calendar, etc.

Digital frames are becoming very popular as a means of displaying photos in the home. As with many electronic devices, the prices are coming down as the technology develops and the choice of models increases. You can now purchase a simple, inexpensive digital frame or a multi-featured device that will perform many different functions such as playing music and streaming images and videos.

Digital photo display devices range in size from a tiny keychain screen up to a 17 inch frame. They are usually made from wood or metal and you can find one suitable for any decor. You can load photos on to a frame by inserting a memory card or connecting directly to a camera or computer with a USB cable. Some frames are capable of receiving photos through a wireless network.

Video and MP3 playback are two of the other features often included on these devices. More advanced models are even able to browse the internet as well as display text messages, emails and news feeds. With all of these advanced capabilities, many companies are seeing the advantages of using these digital display devices for marketing their products and services.

When purchasing a digital photo frame you must decide what resolution, display ratio and what size frame you are looking for. Common resolutions are 640×480 and 800×600 pixels per inch. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be. Display ratio is the ratio of the width and height of the display area. A 4:3 ratio is the most popular and will display most photos without much cropping or distortion. A ratio of 16:9 will give the photos a wide screen look, and there is more risk of cropping and/or distortion. These proportions are very much like the difference between an older TV screen and a wide screen TV display.

There are definitely a lot of things to consider when purchasing a digital photo frame. It is best to educate yourself and know which options you are looking for before you begin your search online or in a department store.


Post time: 04-18-2017