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Why You Probably Shouldn’t Buy a Digital Art Picture Frame!


Can a digital art picture frame play video?

Buying a digital art picture frame that supports video playback isn’t essential, though it is a great bonus feature to have on your frame. For example, Pix-Star’s digital picture frames let you play 2-minute video clips and send them to the frame via mobile app or by USB/SD card. These videos can be included in slideshows, set to play muted, or played individually via the frame’s media gallery.

Video playback is almost always limited to all digital picture frames. this is because it’s a primary area of focus for most frames – but rather a “cherry on the cake” that should result in other essential features like cloud storage being sacrificed.

Most premium frames include video and audio support (though it’s not universally offered), though there are usually limits on the maximum size or length of video clips. Pix-Star’s 2-minute clips are longer than almost all other digital picture frames on today’s market.

Does Pix-Star sell a digital art picture frame?

Pix-Star doesn’t sell a dedicated digital art picture frame, though both their frames offer tons of art-related features & functions. For example, Pix-Star’s frames can receive photos, videos, and audio messages from anywhere in the world via the mobile app, web interface, email, and locally by USB/SD card.

Pix-Star’s frames use a 4:3 aspect ratio that offers versatile and immersive photo viewing. It’s a far better choice than 16:9 (these displays are often boxed into the center of the display by black pillar bars). Pix-Star’s frames offer manually adjustable brightness and color settings (hue, saturation, etc.) to help you get the perfect picture every time.

Perhaps Pix-Star’s most unique feature (other than web album support) is the remote-control feature. It lets you remotely manage & control up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. You can change their settings, start & manage slideshows, manage local & cloud storage, import photo albums from external sources like social media, update their firmware, and much more.

Pix-Star’s frames are some of the most versatile premium digital frames on today’s market. Their 15-inch digital frame is an excellent art and photography frame that suits both home and studio use. Slideshows are immersive, they’re very affordable, and some of the easiest advanced digital frames to use at the moment.

How to load art to a digital picture frame?

There are a couple of ways to load art to a digital picture frame. The most efficient of these methods – though unfortunately not as widely offered as we’d have liked – is the mobile app. Many premium digital frames have a mobile app that lets you send photos, videos, and audio messages to your frame from anywhere in the world. For example, the Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send up to 250 photos to several of your Pix-Star frames at the same time.

The best offline method for loading art to your digital picture frame is by USB/SD card. This is a nearly universally offered feature. Some premium frames like the Pix-Star also offer a plug & play feature that lets you play slideshows directly from the connected USB/SD card without having to copy any of the photos to the frame’s internal storage first.

Other popular methods include importing photos from external sources. This is known as web albums and is discussed in more detail down below. Emailing photos is a great elderly-friendly art-sharing method that can be done from most devices from anywhere in the world.

Is a large digital art picture frame worth buying?

The large digital art picture can be well worth buying if you’re making a home studio or simply want a more immersive viewing experience. These larger frames are typically best mounted on the wall as they easily fill the space and effortlessly draw attention to their displays.

While they are a little bit more expensive than smaller 10-inch frames (arguably the most popular size on the market at the moment), 15-inch digital frames are still great for most homes. They’re also excellent choices for the family due to their wide viewing angle and are highly visible from across the room.

Top large digital picture frames like the Pix-Star are super versatile with features like remote control functionality, web album support, video & audio playback, a 4:3 aspect ratio, ease of use, and manually adjustable brightness & color settings.

What to look for in a digital picture frame for displaying art?

A new emerging use for the digital picture frame is to display art. It’s a versatile and aesthetic way to showcase your favorite work, or even to display your pieces of art and make a small home studio. Digital frames are particularly good at this thanks to immersive displays and versatile slideshows. You have tons of control over how and when your art appears, ensuring that you can match any theme or occasion.

The first feature to ensure a digital art picture frame has is Wi-Fi connectivity. This lets you send files to the frame remotely – and in some cases – even control & manage the frame remotely. Bonus points if there is a mobile app that lets you send photos and videos to the frame remotely.

You should also check if there is a web interface available. Some top digital frames like the Pix-Star let you import photos from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms directly to local storage. This feature is known as web albums and makes photo and art sharing easy and efficient. It’s also great if your loved ones have a frame and want to see some of your latest art & photos.

Ensure the digital frame has a 4:3 aspect ratio and can switch between orientations. It should also be wall-mountable and let you control the frame wirelessly (and via a remote control within the same room). We suggest you avoid touchscreens as they’re less durable and more expensive. That higher cost needs to then be offset by sacrificing other features like cloud storage.

Finally, cloud storage and capabilities are essential. For example, Pix-Star’s frames offer free-for-life cloud storage and automatic cloud backups. Cloud storage can be managed remotely from anywhere in the world and you can start slideshows from specific sources remotely. There should be no subscription fees for extra cloud storage (or to unlock the feature) or required for any of the frame’s other features.

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