Pix-Star digital frames support several different ways of sending pictures and other media to the frame. If your digital frame doesn’t have an internet connection most of the time, but you’d still like to view pictures, you need to use a USB stick or memory card. Connect the card directly to the frame ports (on the back) and select them for display from the list.
Email is one of the quickest and simplest ways to send pictures to your Pix-Star digital frame. Input your frame’s email address (email@example.com) and add the pictures as an attachment. Don’t drag and drop the pictures into the text/body section of the email or it will only load the link to the pictures, not the picture itself. The pictures will automatically be displayed (if you choose) on your Pix-Star digital frame after a few minutes.
The mobile app on both Android and iOS is another common way to send pictures to your Pix-Star digital frame. Make sure you have the “Pix-Star Snap” app installed on your phone/tablet. You can find it in the Play Store and the App Store. You can snap a picture or take a video and send it to your frame. This is all done directly in the app. You can also browse through your gallery and select several pictures/videos to send to your Pix-Star digital frame. This is one of the best ways to send larger quantities of pictures.
Finally, you can use the web interface to add/remove pictures and manage your albums. Go to pix-star.com and log in with your Pix-Star digital frame’s email address. Once you’re logged in you can import external collections by syncing with various social media platforms, or add pictures directly to the frame from your computer. This is a great choice if you don’t want to manually download all of your Facebook pictures and upload them to the frame separately.
Pix-Star digital frames have an auto on/off feature and a motion sensor that helps the frame know when you’re nearby. You can set the frame to turn on or off according to a set schedule. For example, you can set it to automatically turn off at 11 pm and turn back on at 6 am.
Your Pix-Star digital frame will be automatically turned back on when the motion sensor detects that someone is nearby. You’ll need to make sure the digital frame is plugged in if you want this to happen.
The first and most important step when setting up your Pix-Star digital frame is to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network. You can do this when you first turn on the frame via the startup wizard. If you skipped this at an earlier point, you can do it via the “change settings” option in the main menu.
Using the remote, select your Wi-Fi network and type the password in. This should only take a few moments. If you can’t connect to your Wi-Fi, make sure you are not too far from the router. Once you’ve connected to Wi-Fi, your frame is online and ready to be registered.
The second step is to register your Pix-Star digital frame. To do this, head over to pix-star.com where you can find your frame’s dedicated email address. This email address is hosted by Pix-Star and looks like firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use this email address to log in to the web-interface where you can manage all your content and settings.
Your Pix-Star digital frame needs only needs Wi-Fi for the initial setup process, and sending/receiving pictures and videos. You don’t need Wi-Fi to view the photos/videos that have been synced and saved to the internal storage.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a constant Wi-Fi connection, you can connect a USB stick or memory card directly to the frame (at the back). You can view photos and videos from the USB or memory card without needing to connect to the memory card.
It’s still a good idea to keep the frame connected to a good Wi-Fi network as it syncs often and can automatically show you all the new pictures/videos.
Pix-Star digital frames come in two sizes – a 10” display and a 15” display. The main difference, other than display size, is the brightness.
The 10” display has a brightness of 300 cd/m² and the larger 15” display has a brightness of 350 cd/m². Both of these brightness settings are enough for viewing pictures and videos in bright and well-lit rooms.
Another difference between the 10” and 15” digital frames is the pixel density (the number of pixels in a square inch of the display). Since both sizes have the same resolution, the larger 15” display hasfewer pixels per square inch.
This means the smaller 10” display has a slightly sharper and clearer image. In practice, you won’t notice much of a difference between the two sizes thanks to the higher brightness of the larger 15” frame.
To reset a Pix-Star digital frame, you need to locate the on/off power button on the back of the frame. Alternatively, you can unplug the power cable to completely turn off the digital frame. Make sure you don’t use the remote control to turn off the power its power button only puts the digital frame to sleep.
Once you’ve turned off the digital frame or unplugged the power supply, wait for a couple of seconds before starting it up again.
Once your Pix-Star digital frame has restarted, give it approximately 5 minutes to connect and get back online. You should see the frame marked as “online” on the web-interface and should start receiving pictures again.
Resetting the frame is a good way to fix syncing issues (when your picture/videos aren’t being received to your frame).