Is a digital pic frame worth it?
A digital pic frame is a great gift idea for seniors, loved ones, modern homes, and the whole family. With features that let you send photos to the frame from anywhere in the world, you can stay in touch and send special pics to the people you care about most. You can view all of these photos in customizable slideshows, watch short video clips, and even listen to voice messages from your loved ones.
Digital pic frames are not outdated. Many of the top frames have modern features that let you import photo albums from social media, remotely configure any of your frames from anywhere in the world, and offer features like cloud storage, wall mounting, access to a mobile app and web interface, and much more.
We don’t recommend buying a digital picture frame at the cheap or even mid-range. While they offer great features on paper, these rarely carry through to the real world. With higher-end digital frames like the Pix-Star, you get value for money and a host of useful features – without paying much extra.
For families, modern homes, and elderly users, the digital pic frame is a fantastic gift. You can buy several frames and manage them in multi-frame control groups and make sure that nobody misses another important photo of a family moment!
Can you send pics to a digital frame?
You can send photos to a digital pic frame using several methods, the most popular of which is via mobile app. Most of the top digital frames come with a supported mobile app for sharing photos with any of your frames from anywhere in the world. Simply select the photos, collections, or folders to send, select the receiving frames, and send away.
Another great photo-sharing method is via email. While it’s more old-school, emailing photos is an elderly-friendly way to share with the whole family from any device. Incoming photos save locally on the frame and to the cloud, and can even be set to display in the current slideshow as it’s received.
For bulk sharing pictures without Wi-Fi, you need to use a supported USB or SD card. Load all of the photos you want to share to a compatible USB or SD card, insert them into the frame, and transfer them to its internal storage.
Note that some digital frames like the Pix-Star have a plug-and-play feature, letting you play slideshows directly from the USB or SD card – without copying its content to the frame’s internal storage first.
An extremely versatile – but less common – way to share photos to Pix-Star’s frames is via web albums. Here you can import photo albums from a dozen external sources including social media, photo-sharing sites, cloud storage platforms, and even wirelessly from your computer.
What is the best digital pic frame for seniors?
Pix-Star’s digital pic frame is arguably the best value-for-money elderly-friendly frame on the market. They’re easy to set up and offer one of the most complete feature sets without being complex. Pix-Star’s frames are one of the only popular frames that cater to both families and seniors.
Using Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature, you can manage and control up to 25 Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. With Pix-Star’s web dashboard, you can adjust each frame’s settings, start slideshows, manage cloud storage, update firmware, import and update web albums, and much more.
Pix-Star’s web album feature lets you import photo albums from a dozen external sources and set them to automatically update each time you add new photos to the linked album. Combined with Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature, you can automate photo sharing and start slideshows without senior family members having to do anything on their side.
Pix-Star’s mobile app is also fantastic, letting you share up to 250 photos in several frames at the same time. You can also send 2-minute video clips and audio recordings to any of your Pix-Star frames. Pix-Star Snap (mobile app) will soon have Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature go live – giving you the best of both worlds.
What is the best large digital pic frame?
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital pic frame is arguably the best value-for-money large frame on today’s market. Pix-Star offers free-for-life cloud storage, a mobile app and web interface, photo imports from social media, wall mounting (Pix-Star supports using a standard VESA mount), and much more.
With a wide viewing angle and adjustable brightness and color settings, Pix-Star’s large 15-inch frame fits well into the modern home and family. You can buy multiple frames and create and manage multi-frame control groups. Here you can start slideshows remotely, manage cloud storage, import web albums, and much more!
Considering Pix-Star 15-inch frame’s price point compared with competing frames, you are getting incredible value for money. These 15-inch frames are also becoming increasingly popular and may soon surpass the popularity of the 10-inch digital pic frame.
Can a digital pic frame work with social media?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frame has a web album feature that lets you import photo albums from social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and cloud storage platforms. Support external sources include Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive, Google Photos, wirelessly from your computer, and more.
Web albums are saved both locally to your Pix-Star frame and are backed up to the cloud. You can remotely manage all of your web albums using the Pix-Star web dashboard for your frame or multi-frame control group.
A unique feature of Pix-Star’s web album is that linked albums can automatically update whenever you add new photos. In practice, you simply need to drag and drop these photos to the linked album and Pix-Star will sync them to all linked Pix-Star frames – automating most of the photo-sharing process.
Does a large digital pic frame mount on the wall?
A digital pic frame can mount on the wall if it includes either support for using a standard VESA mount or built-in hanging holes. For example, Pix-Star’s digital picture frames support using a standard VESA mount and include dedicated hanging holes. Pix-Star also supports wall mounting the frame in either landscape or portrait orientations.