Choosing a digital photo frame is arguably harder than ever before. There are so many new brands and models on the market that it’s easy to second guess yourself and wonder if you’re getting the best value for money.
On the other side of things, perhaps you’re just looking for a digital picture frame that meets your needs, maybe you don’t need to find the best. Even then, there are important pointers and tips to keep in mind as you make your way through what the market has to offer – if you want a digital photo frame that’s right for you, your home, and your family.
Our guides, tips, tricks, and pointers on digital picture frames help you make sense of what you see. Our goal is to help you get the best value for money and a digital photo frame you’ll be happy with for years to come. Join us on this journey and find just what you’re looking for!
The Inner Workings of Digital Picture Frames
We dive deep into how digital photo frames work and what’s worth your attention. Many frames have a versatile selection of features, but this doesn’t help anyone if you don’t know how much each feature matters. We tackle popular and unknown features alike, ensuring that you have a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the digital picture frame you’re eyeing.
You’ll find information on slideshows and their different form. We cover how slideshows vary in terms of their ability and customization across different budget levels. Slideshows tie in closely with usability and elderly-friendliness. These are all features we consider when looking at a frame – and which frames on the market offer the best balance between usability and customizations.
We know that families are diverse and that not everyone using a digital photo frame is tech-savvy. That’s why we take you through setting up slideshows remotely, how to do it on the frame, and even how to use a computer to start slideshows.
Join us as we take a journey into how digital frames work as we cover topics like touchscreens, remote control, large digital picture frames, Wi-Fi and cloud compatibility, and much more. By the time we’re done, you’ll be ready to get the frame that’s best suited to your – and your family’s – needs!
Understanding the Different Types of Digital Photo Frames
If you’ve ever spent a few minutes browsing through the different types of digital photo frames, you’ll know how broad the selection is. From small and little-known digital photo frames to behemoths and the most popular in the industry – every frame has something to offer. It’s all about matching that up with what you’re looking for, without spending extra for features that don’t matter to you.
This is easier said than done!
Unfortunately, the claims that many digital picture frames make are seldom realistic. You’ll find that what seemed like an excellent digital photo frame on paper often doesn’t live up to those claims in the real world. We guide you through the different types of frames, ranging from offline frames to Wi-Fi frames, those with cloud compatibility, frames with touchscreens, how to send photos to any frame, and much more. Our goal is to get you informed so that you can get the most out of the frame, and the best possible value for money.
There’s nothing worse than buying something that was supposed to fill a very specific need of yours, only to discover it wasn’t half as effective as you expected. Our tips and tricks make it less likely you regret your purchase and more likely you’d get a digital picture frame that pulls the family together.
Digital Picture Frame Features Explained
Why are there limits on video playback on almost all digital photo frames? Do digital frames need to support audio playback and have inbuilt speakers? These are the kinds of questions we tackle in our digital frame guides.
We help you understand what cloud and Wi-Fi capabilities enable on different digital photo frames – and if they’re worth the higher price they charge. You’ll learn how to choose a digital frame by learning how important different features are. From adjustable color and brightness settings to motion sensors and web album compatibility, you’ll learn everything here.
What are digital photo frames?
Digital photo frames are devices designed to display pictures like a normal picture frame, but with the ability to have slideshows playing and changing according to how you set them up. Digital picture frames often let you send photos through mobile apps, email, USB/SD card, and more. They usually come with internal storage and some of the higher-end models offer cloud storage.
Can digital picture frames play videos?
Video support and playback are not universally offered features. It varies between digital frame brands and even between models. Almost all digital frames have some kind of limit on video format, length, size, or resolution. It’s also worth checking if the frame can play audio that comes with videos; it’s usually done through inbuilt speakers or connectable audio output devices.
Can digital picture frames connect to the internet?
Most of the mid to high-end digital photo frames are Wi-Fi connectable. Many of the frame’s features are Wi-Fi dependent, including several of the sending/receiving methods (email, mobile app, web albums). Offline digital frames usually send/receive pictures through a combination of internal storage and USB/SD card support. Most budget digital photo frames are offline and don’t feature any kind of Wi-Fi connectivity.
How big are digital picture frames?
Digital frames come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. The measurement you see is usually in inches and represents the diagonal screen size. Bear in mind that aspect ratio also has a bearing on this measurement and can inflate a frame’s measurement (making it seem bigger than you’d experience it to be). 8–10-inch frames are probably the most popular on the market at the moment – which is evidenced by the fact that most of the top-selling digital picture frames on Amazon are 10.1-inch frames.
That being said, you can easily find 7-inch frames (and smaller) though they aren’t nearly as popular as the larger frames. 12 and 15-inch frames are sometimes offered as a larger alternative to a brand’s popular 8 or 10-inch frame. Digital photo frames larger than 15-inches are quite expensive and not nearly as common. You’ll often see these sizes with dedicated digital art frames.