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Is a Digital Frame the Photo Hub You’ve Always Wanted?


How does a digital frame photo slideshow work?

The digital frame photo slideshow works by creating and displaying slideshows on the digital frame’s display. These photos are usually pulled from internal storage or a connected USB/SD card – though some frames like the Aura frame draw photos directly from the cloud (not recommended as these frames can’t work offline).

Pix-Star’s digital frame offers internal storage and USB/SD card support. You can play slideshows directly from the USB/SD card, include videos & audio in & over slideshows, and start & manage slideshows remotely. With Pix-Star’s frames, you can set incoming photos to display in the current slideshow the moment they’re received.

Pix-Star’s frames also offer versatile slideshow controls to help you find the perfect one for any situation. Unlike most other digital frames, Pix-Star offers controls to adjust the play order and frequency of photos within slideshows.

You can set the frame to show recently added photos more often, or exclude older photos altogether. There are tons of other controls for finding the perfect digital frame photo slideshow – many of which can be remotely managed via the web interface from anywhere in the world!

Can the digital frame with photos also play videos?

Video playback on the digital frame for photo slideshows isn’t a universally offered feature – though it is a great one to have! Video support and playback are usually only found among the best digital frames on the market such as the Pix-Star.

With Pix-Star’s frames, videos can be sent to any or all of your Pix-Star frames via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. You can select video clips from your phone’s gallery and send them away – as long as they are 2-minutes or shorter (this is longer than almost any other frame on the market offers).

Pix-Star’s frames also let you receive videos via USB/SD card. Make sure the video clips are in a supported format and length. They can either be copied to internal storage, or viewed in the digital frame’s photo slideshows directly from the connected USB/SD card. Pix-Star’s frames let you include videos in slideshows, set them to play muted, or view them individually via the frame’s media gallery.

Do digital frames for photos use touchscreen?

Very few recommended digital frames for photos use touchscreens – and for several important reasons. We rarely suggest getting a digital frame for photos with a touchscreen due to poor durability, poor execution, sluggish responsiveness, and their impact on the viewing experience. Touchscreen panels are also significantly more expensive on any digital frame with a screen large than 8-inches. This is why you will seldom see large digital frames using a touchscreen.

This higher cost of the touch panel often needs to be recuperated from other areas of the frame performance and/or feature – and this is rarely worth it. Touch screens are prone to scratching and fingerprints, often needing to be wiped down after each use. This is made worse on digital frames that use matte-finish screens as the oil and dirt can be a major annoyance to clean off.

Several top digital frames for photos like the Pix-Star have made the touchscreen redundant. There’s a handheld remote to control the frame from within the same room. This is great for elderly users, wall-mounted digital frames, and larger rooms. Pix-Star also offers a robust remote configuration feature that lets you control the frame from anywhere in the world. You can start & manage slideshows, adjust most settings, manage local & cloud storage, update firmware, link new web albums, and much more.

What is the best digital frame for family photos?

The Pix-Star digital frame is great for family photos thanks to a stunning display, 8GB of internal storage, extensive USB/SD card support, and tons of wireless photo-sharing options. You can use the Pix-Star Snap mobile app, the web interface, and email to share photos to all the Pix-Star frames in the family – from anywhere in the world. Many of these methods even let you start slideshows remotely or play the photo in the current slideshow as it’s received.

Pix-Star’s frames can be remotely controlled via the web interface from anywhere. Here you can adjust their settings, start slideshows, manage storage, and much more. Pix-Star’s frames also offer a digital photo frame web album feature that lets you import photos from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms. They’re saved to internal storage for offline use and sync with the cloud.

Pix-Star’s 4:3 aspect ratio does a much better job at matching the aspect ratio of photos taken on smartphones and cameras (compared to 16:9 and 16:10 displays). You have tons of slideshow controls to tinker with to get the perfect slideshow on each frame – making sure that your loved ones never miss another important photo again!

How can a digital frame receive photos?

A good digital frame can send & receive photos in several different ways. For example, the Pix-Star digital frame lets you share photos by mobile app, web interface, USB/SD card, email, from social media, and even play videos and audio on the frame. Oftentimes, many cheap and mid-range digital frames only let you send photos by USB/SD card. By contrast, premium frames may be more expensive, but you can often send photos directly to your frames from anywhere in the world.

Pix-Star’s digital frame offers photo-sharing through the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. It’s intuitive, easy to set up, and great for families. You can send up to 250 photos to several Pix-Star frames at the same time. Additionally, you can share videos and audio messages to all your Pix-Star frames just as easily as digital frame photos.

Pix-Star’s web album feature lets you import entire photo albums from around a dozen external sources such as social media, photo-sharing sites, a computer, and online storage platforms. Examples include Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos & Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, and more. Web albums can be linked to several frames at the same time and can be set to automatically sync any newly added photos. With Pix-Star’s frames, you can remotely start slideshows from synced web albums from anywhere in the world.

Finally, a great offline method – and the most commonly offered method – is sending photos by USB/SD card. Premium frames like the Pix-Star digital frame offer photo slideshows directly from the USB/SD card – without copying anything to internal storage first. Alternatively, you can copy photos and videos to internal storage if you don’t want to keep the USB/SD card connected during slideshows.

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