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Are Digital Art Picture Frames All They’re Made Out to Be?


Are digital art picture frames worth the high price tag?

Many digital art picture frames are significantly more expensive than your standard premium digital frames. Their price tags can reach as high as $1,000 and over. Much of this steep price is due to their large display panel and high-resolution screen – often leading to sacrifices being made to the frame’s feature set, ease of use, longevity, or versatility.

Unless you’re already a successful artist or professional photographer, you’d get much better performance and value for money from a premium frame like the Pix-Star, though the display won’t be quite as large or as high-resolution.

Are Pix-Star’s frames digital art picture frames?

Digital art picture frames are typically very large (23-inches and above) and have high-resolution displays. In practice, this tends to be overkill and prohibitively expensive, with some art frames approaching a four-figure price tag. With that in mind, many 15-inch high-end frames like the Pix-Star are becoming more popular with artists and enthusiast photographers.

Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital art picture frames support a wide variety of file formats, play videos, offer free-for-life cloud storage, remote control functionality, and much more. These frames can be wall-mounted or rested on flat surfaces. You can send/receive photos from anywhere in the world in just a couple of moments – and they’re spectacularly easy to use.

Pix-Star’s frames are excellent for home galleries and offer great value for money – along with one of the most robust feature sets on today’s market. You’ll struggle to find a premium frame with more versatility and reliable real-world performance than that of Pix-Star. They’re one of the few top-end frames that cater specially to elderly users and are fantastic fits for the modern home & family.

How to load photos to Pix-Star’s digital art picture frames?

Pix-Star’s digital art picture frames are one of the most versatile on the market – especially when it comes to loading and syncing photos, videos, and audio files. Unlike many other premium frames, Pix-Star’s frames don’t rely on company servers for daily access to your loaded photos (as is the case with Aura frames). Media that’s sent to the frames are saved directly to the frame’s internal storage (and then backed up to the cloud).

The easiest way to send photos to Pix-Star’s frames is via the mobile app. It’s available on Android & iOS and doesn’t require account creation to use. You can send up to 250 photos in one go – to several Pix-Star frames at the same time. You can also send videos & record audio messages and send them to any Pix-Star frames (as long as you have their unique email address).

Pix-Star’s photo-mail function lets you send photos as attachments to emails directed to your frame’s address. Each Pix-Star frame has a unique address and incoming photos can be set to automatically save to internal storage, backup to the cloud, or play in the current slideshow.

Other great ways to send photos include Pix-Star’s web album feature. Here you can link & sync photo albums from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms. They’re saved to your frame’s internal storage and can be remotely managed, have slideshows started from them, and much more.

Finally, Pix-Star’s frames support USB/SD cards. Here you can load photos, videos, and audio files to your frames. A plug-and-play feature lets you play slideshows directly off the connected USB/SD card, giving you access to potentially unlimited storage space for your favorite moments & memories.

How to set up digital art picture frames in my home?

When setting up digital art picture frames in your home, the first consideration is where you’ll put them. Do you want to wall-mount the frame? Or will you rest it on a flat surface like a table or mantelpiece? The answer to this depends on your personal preference, the size of the frame, and whether or not it can be remotely controlled. Large frames that can be controlled from anywhere in the room are arguably best mounted on the wall.

The next consideration is which orientation to place the frame in. This depends on the type of photos & videos you’ll be showing on the frame and its aspect ratio. Narrower aspect ratios like 16:9 and 16:10 are probably best placed in a landscape orientation; whereas 4:3 digital frames can be placed in either orientation with greater versatility.

You also have to consider what your frame supports. For example, high-end digital frames like the Pix-Star support both landscape & portrait orientations (for both landscape & portrait use too). They come with a standard VESA mount, dedicated hanging holes, and an attachable stand that does a great job at hiding the power inlet cable.

How many photos can digital art picture frames hold?

The number of photos digital art picture frames can hold depends on 3 factors. Firstly, the size of the frame’s internal storage matters the most. Many premium digital picture frames offer 4 to 8GB of internal storage, though some offer as much as 16GB, with others offering as low as 128MB or no flash storage).

Secondly, whether or not the frame supports USB/SD cards is important (and the size restrictions on supported ones). If you can plug-and-play slideshows from a connected USB/SD card, this virtually expands your storage space by whatever the capacity of the card or drive is.

Thirdly, the number of photos you can hold depends on the resolution of the photos & the display. If you send 1920×1080 photos to a 1024×768 frame, a lot of storage space will be wasted. Frames with higher resolutions will naturally require larger photos to best make use of the screen’s higher resolution.

Digital art picture frames like the Pix-Star let you store around 30,000 photos on the frame’s 8GB internal storage. This number varies depending on the size of the photos you send, and whether you load videos to the frame as well. Pix-Star’s digital frames also support USB/SD cards with no size limits and offer free-for-life cloud storage (and automatic cloud backups with remote management possible).

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