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How to Frame Digital Photos and Enjoy Your Best Memories!


Learning how to frame digital photos is the perfect way to share special moments with your loved ones and bring your favorite memories back to life. Modern digital frames for photos let you load pictures remotely, send photos from your phone, play short video clips, and even sync photo albums from connected social media and photo-sharing websites. Let’s dive in!

Can I frame digital photos?

You can frame digital photos to display them for your loved ones. Several of the best frames for digital photos include Wi-Fi and cloud features to let you share photos from anywhere in the world – in just a few moments. For example, Pix-Star’s digital frame for photos lets you send up to 250 photos to several Pix-Star frames, no matter where you are in the world.

Framing digital photos is a great way to save on the cost of printing and framing photos the traditional way. You don’t need to worry about finding space for all of your photos or photo discoloration. Modern digital frames let you play slideshows, watch short video clips, send pictures by email or USB/SD card, and much more!

Framing digital photos are as simple as taking a picture on your phone and sending it to all of your frames. It takes a couple of screen taps and a few seconds to show up on your frames. It’s a fantastic way to share pictures with grandparents – especially with popular frames like the Pix-Star as they have a remote configuration feature to manage any of your frames from anywhere!

What is the best frame for digital photos?

The Pix-Star frame for digital photos is one of the best value-for-money choices on the market. You get a host of important Wi-Fi and cloud features including free-for-life cloud storage, wireless photo sharing, remote configuration support, social media album imports, and more.

Pix-Star’s digital photo frames come with either a 10-inch or a 15-inch screen, a 4:3 aspect ratio, and versatile slideshows. You can start slideshows from specific files and folders, a connected USB or SD card, and adjust each slideshow’s play order, the frequency at which photos display, and even the color & brightness settings.

Pix-Star supports viewing slideshows from an inserted USB or SD card without limiting their maximum supported capacity. This is a great feature for elderly users as they just have to insert the USB/SD card and play slideshows right away.

Several more advanced features let you import photo albums from social media, photo-sharing sites, and online storage platforms directly to your frame. You can set these albums to update automatically, manage them remotely, and even start slideshows from saved web albums from anywhere in the world (using the Pix-Star web dashboard).

How to send digital photos to a frame?

There are several ways to send a digital photo to a frame, from USB/SD cards to syncing albums from social media. Each digital frame has a set of supported photo-sharing methods and not every frame has all of the essential sharing methods. For instance, Aura and Skylight digital frames don’t support USB or SD cards. Skylight and Nixplay lock most of their photo-sharing features behind their subscription paywall.

The most accessible and family-friendly photo-sharing method is using a supported mobile app. Many of the best digital frames have a mobile app (some require a paid subscription) that lets you share photos with several frames at the same time. For example, Pix-Star Snap lets you share up to 250 photos to several Pix-Star frames at the same time – and save them to the cloud automatically.

Another common way to share digital photos with your frame is by email. This feature is commonly offered among the best frames and lets you share photos from any device. It’s worth noting that this method doesn’t support bulk photo-sharing with most frames and you can rarely send video clips.

An advanced photo-sharing feature is called web albums. Web albums let you link, sync, and update photo albums from social media and photo-sharing sites. Once linked, the photos in these albums will save to your frame’s internal storage and the cloud. Pix-Star offers one of the best web album features as you can link photo albums from a dozen external sources including Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & Photos, Dropbox, Flickr, and more.

Can I frame digital photos on the wall?

Many mid and high-end digital frames can mount on the wall, using dedicated hanging holes built into the frame’s rear, or supporting the use of a standard VESA mount. Mounting a frame for digital photos on the wall is ideal for any frame with a display larger than 8 inches.

Large frames for digital photos do great on the wall as they easily draw the viewer’s attention, play customizable slideshows, and are ideal for large and well-lit rooms. Some of the better wall-mounting frames such as the Pix-Star can switch orientation, come with a handheld remote, support remote configuration (via the Pix-Star web interface), and have a motion sensor that wakes the frame up when someone walks into its range.

Can I play slideshows when I frame digital pictures?

Frames for digital pictures have a slideshow feature that lets you play the photos stored on the frame’s internal storage or connected USB or SD card on the frame’s display. These slideshows are customizable and allow you to adjust the play order of photos, the frequency at which photos show color and brightness settings, whether to include music and video, and much more.

Top digital frames like the Pix-Star let you start slideshows remotely using the Pix-Star web interface. Once web albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage, you can start slideshows from them – no matter where you are in the world.

Final Thoughts

Framing digital photos is a fantastic way to share special moments with your loved ones, bring your favorite memories back to life, and share photos with less tech-savvy family members. We’ve covered what some of the best frames for digital photos offer, how they work, and how you can get great value for money!

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