Can you send pictures to a digital frame with email?
Sending pictures to a digital frame with email is one of the most accessible and user-friendly ways to share special pictures and memories with your loved ones.
Is email a universally offered photo-sharing method for digital frames? Well, no. It’s a feature you’ll find at the high-end of the market more often than not. That being said, several mid-range frames that use Wi-Fi also offer a photo-email feature.
Digital frames that let you send photos through email usually make this feature very obvious. For elderly users, smartphone apps aren’t always the most usable feature – though they are great for sharing pictures with the rest of the family.
This is why top digital frames like the Pix-Star frame offer both a mobile app (Pix-Star Snap) and the ability to send pictures via email.
When you share photos with your digital frames via email, there are a couple of things to pay attention to. Some email clients don’t let you drag-and-drop photos. This would add the image into the body of the email, adding it as HTML instead of as an attachment. The receiver won’t be able to download the image or the picture won’t show up on the frame.
Note that most digital frames with email don’t let you send video clips via email either. Make sure to read the fine print before assuming that a feature is universal.
In summary, you can send pictures to a digital frame with email. Just make sure to add the images in a supported format and within any applicable size limits. Additionally, ensure you add the image to the email as an attachment to avoid embedding it into the body’s HTML/text.
What is the best digital frame with email?
The Pix-Star digital frame is arguably the best digital frame with email for the money on the market at the moment. It’s packed with robust features, and extensive offline functionality, and works very well for the modern home & family.
Unlike competing frames like Skylight and Nixplay, the Pix-Star frame doesn’t charge extra fees to unlock features like the mobile app, cloud storage, multi-frame control groups, and video/audio support.
Even when compared with other popular non-subscription digital frames, Pix-Star stands out. Aura frames don’t have internal storage, offline functionality, or USB/SD card support. Additionally, there are no multi-frame control groups or remote configuration support.
Pix-Star lets you send photos by email no matter where you are in the world. Set your frame to display the incoming photo mail (via email and the mobile app) to display in the currently playing slideshow.
How to set up a digital frame with email?
Setting up the Pix-Star digital frame with email is quick and simple. Each Pix-Star frame has a unique and dedicated email address used to identify the frame and let you send/receive photos and video clips.
You’ll create your unique email handle when you set up your frame and register it for the first time. It’s a quick and simple process that takes only a couple of minutes.
We recommend you also register your Pix-Star frame via the Pix-Star web interface (using its unique serial number) to gain access to cloud storage, remote configuration, web album support, and more.
Once you’ve set up your frame’s email address, you can add it to a multi-frame control group if you already have one – or if you’d like to create a new one. This is a great way to manage several frames for families and elderly users.
Add your frame(s) to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app by inputting each email address. This only needs to be done once. From that point onwards, you simply need to select the desired frame to send to from the list of previously added Pix-Star frames.
Note that you can send photos to more than one frame at a time (and up to 250 photos at once).
Now you can start to send pictures to your Pix-Star digital frame with Wi-Fi using the mobile app, web interface, and directly via email. It’s easy to use, accessible, and convenient – catering to all the users in the family and the modern home!
Does a digital photo frame with email work offline?
The Pix-Star digital photo frame offers great offline functionality thanks to its 8GB internal storage, USB/SD card support with a plug & play feature, and no limit on the USB/SD card’s maximum supported size.
When you send photos to the Pix-Star digital frame by email, they’ll save to its internal storage. This can happen automatically, though there is a setting that allows you to manually manage the email addresses that can (or cannot) send pictures to your frame.
When you send pictures to Pix-Star’s frames, they’re simultaneously saved to the cloud and internal storage.
Once saved locally on your Pix-Star digital frame (under the photo-mail area in the media library), you can view photos offline in slideshows, along with any other saved photos. You can also choose which files and folders to include in the slideshows, set videos to be included, and more.
Can I send videos to a digital frame with email?
Not many digital frames let you send videos via email. This is usually a feature that’s limited to either the mobile app or transferring them from a connected USB/SD card.
Pix-Star’s digital frames let you send videos to your frame by USB/SD card, the Pix-Star Snap mobile app, and by email. Note that video clips are limited to a maximum length of 2-minutes.
The video’s audio will play when the video is included in slideshows or played individually – though there is a setting that allows you to play videos muted by default.
Videos save to the Pix-Star’s internal storage and are backed up to the cloud. It’s automatic (unless set to request manual approval) and doesn’t need manual input. This is why Pix-Star’s frames are great for elderly users and families.
Another great supplementary feature here is Pix-Star’s audio support. You can play audio files from an inserted USB/SD card. Note that you can’t hold audio files on the frame’s internal storage. Play these audio files over slideshows for enhanced immersion.
Pix-Star’s frames are rather unique in that they let you connect to external speakers, headphones, or earphones.
Like almost all digital frames with email, Pix-Star’s frames don’t have high-quality inbuilt speakers. It’s not a priority feature. Instead, connect to external speakers for a high-quality audio experience!