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Are Digital Art Frames Worth the High Price Tag?


What should I look for in digital art frames?

If you’re on the market for digital art frames, you’ve probably noticed that they’re not like most other digital frames. They’re usually significantly larger and most expensive than almost anything else on the market. The display is the first feature you should pay attention to. Resolution should be at least 800×600 (for 4:3 display), though you’d get a better result at higher resolutions around 1024×768. Digital art frames need to be immersive and crisp with accurate colors and adjustable color settings.

You also need a digital frame that can be mounted in either landscape or portrait mode – depending on the type of art you want to display. You don’t specifically need a frame with a swivel mount as they aren’t common to find. Frame with an adjustable stand can switch orientation or a standard VESA mount with portrait support is all you need.

In terms of features, Wi-Fi is a must. You should be able to send artwork to the frame remotely and easily link the frame to your favorite photo-sharing sites and social media platforms. This feature is often referred to as web albums.

Since digital art frames require enhanced connectivity, cloud storage is a must. This ensures your frame’s storage and cloud are easily manageable remotely. Cloud storage should be free to use and it’s best to avoid digital art frames that charge recurring fees. This is because digital frames like the Pix-Star (and a handful of other top frames) offer all the features you’d need to display artwork without charging any additional fees.

A mobile app and web interface are essential when it comes to importing artwork to digital art frames. You should be able to create custom artwork albums on your computer or social media/photo-sharing sites and import them directly to your digital frame. This offers massive functionality and makes creating customized slideshows to fit different themes far easier.

On that note, slideshows should be easily customizable both directly on the frame and when it’s being controlled & managed remotely. You should be able to manage the play order, source, and frequency of photos played in slideshows. There need to be several slideshow options such as the ability to include written information on the piece being displayed, the style, speed & type of transitions between slides, etc.

Can I use the Pix-Star 15-inch as a digital art frame?

Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital art frames are some of the most versatile and functional on the market. The large and brilliant display offers an immersive and versatile viewing experience. The broad viewing angle and impressive viewing distance make this frame a great choice for large rooms and home galleries. Pix-Star’s focus on ease of use and ease of sharing give it an edge over what many other digital frames offer. The 1024×768 display offers accurate colors that can be further adjusted & personalized through hue & saturation settings.

The Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send pictures, artwork, videos, and audio messages to the frame from anywhere in the world. You can send up to 250 pictures to several frames at the same time with the mobile app – all you need is the receiving Pix-Star frame’s unique email address.

Pix-Star’s web interface lets you link & sync artwork directly from your computer to the frame. You can also link & sync selected photos & art albums from your favorite social media & photo-sharing sites. These web albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage and can be added to slideshows even when the Pix-Star frame isn’t connected to Wi-Fi.

Extensive Wi-Fi features & functions combine excellently with Pix-Star’s free-for-life cloud storage. All of your artwork, photos, videos, and audio notes are automatically backed up to the cloud. Additionally, they can be set to automatically update & sync newly added photos to all the linked frames. These new photos can then be displayed in customized slideshows – ensuring that everyone in your family or group can see your artwork just as you release it.

Pix-Star’s frames use a standard VESA mount to wall-mount in either landscape or portrait mode. On top of this, you can use the adjustable stand to rest the large 15-inch frame on a flat surface in both landscape and portrait orientations. It’s a versatile frame that fits comfortably and sleekly into modern homes, studios, and galleries.

The ability to remotely control & manage Pix-Star frames gives you impressive versatility. You can remotely start & manage slideshows, adjust the display’s settings & brightness, change the frame’s settings, import new photos, manage both local and cloud storage – making the Pix-Star 15-inch one of the best value digital art frames on the market at the moment.

Is a dedicated digital art frame worth the money?

Dedicated digital art frames are very expensive with many of them approaching 4-digit price tags. Digital art frames like the Meural Canvas are some of the most expensive frames on the market. The reason for the higher price of these frames is their high-resolution display. Admittedly, it’s a little overkill as you won’t notice much of a difference between 1080p and 2K frames, with 4K frames seldom worth the money.

If you’re a professional photographer or want a digital art frame to put in your professional art gallery, you might need to go for one of these frames. In this specific case, it’s probably worth the money. If you want a frame for your home that lets you share artwork and normal photos/videos with your loved ones (and for you to admire), a digital art frame like Pix-Star’s 15-inch offers everything you’d need.

Do digital art frames use touchscreens?

Most dedicated digital art frames use touchscreens – which isn’t always a great idea. They are far less durable and significantly increase the cost of the frame – a cost that needs to be recuperated from other areas of the frame’s design and/or performance & features. Touchscreens are fingerprint magnets and the oil from your skin can be tough to clean off. This harms the viewing experience and stands out very easily.

Can digital art frames play videos?

Many premium digital art frames can play short video clips. It’s a feature commonly offered on many premium standard digital photo frames too. You should note the video playback supported length and formats. You usually send videos to these frames by USB/SD card – though frames like the Pix-Star let you send videos and audio notes through the mobile app. Pix-Star’s frames can even include videos and audio files in slideshows.

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