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Are Digital Wall-Mounting Picture Frames Right for You?


Which digital wall-mounting picture frames are the best for the money?

Pix-Star’s digital wall-mounting picture frames are arguably one of the best value-for-money frames on the market. Pix-Star is known for making its frames easy to use, elderly-friendly, and one of the most feature-rich, family-focused digital frames available today.

Pix-Star’s frames are available as either a 10-inch digital frame or a large 15-inch digital wall frame. Both of Pix-Star’s frames come with free-for-life cloud storage, access to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app & web interface, 8GB of internal storage, and an immersive 4:3 display.

Pix-Star’s frames offer highly-customizable slideshows that can be started remotely from anywhere in the world. You have fine control over which photos, videos, and audio files are included in slideshows, and can effortlessly control the play order & frequency in which they show.

Pix-Star’s media gallery lets you browse through all of your photos (including saved web albums), manage your local storage, and create custom playlists and albums to start unique slideshows. Pix-Star’s settings give you control over almost every aspect of the frame’s real-world functioning and manage to do so without using deep menus that are hard to navigate.

Elderly users and families will find Pix-Star’s frames to be immersive and interconnected. Sharing is effortless and can be done from anywhere in the world in just a couple of moments. Video & audio playback is supported and you can even connect to external speakers or headphones for enhanced immersion.

How to set up digital wall-mounting picture frames?

Digital wall-mounting picture frames are rather brilliant in that they draw a lot of attention when wall-mounted. This is why it’s usually better to go with neutral colors as they are the least distracting. These frames should be mounted in open space on the wall where they’ll draw the most attention. There’s not much point mounting it right next to a window or next to the TV.

Much of this process is subjective and depends on your home setup. We generally prefer to mount digital frames in high-traffic or large rooms like the living room, dining room, open kitchens, lobby, or master bedrooms. Most wall-mountable digital frames have a 10-inch plus display size, which helps you to view the frame from across the room and at an angle.

The next consideration is orientation. What kind of photos do you plan to display? The landscape is generally the better choice due to its versatile applications. You also have to consider the type of photos you’ll display. Are you making a home gallery to show off your professional photographs? Are you setting up a home art studio to showcase your digital art? These are all essential questions to ask when thinking about how & where to set up your digital frame.

How to send photos to Pix-Star’s digital wall-mounting picture frames?

Pix-Star’s digital wall-mounting picture frames are one of the most versatile frames for sending/receiving photos, videos, and audio files. The most common and quickest way to send photos is through the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. You can send up to 250 photos to several Pix-Star frames at the same time via their dedicated email address. Pix-Star’s mobile app also lets you send videos & audio files to any of your Pix-Star frames.

Another great way to send photos to your Pix-Star frames is by email. Simply add the photos as attachments to the email (don’t drag and drop them into the body of the email). These photos can even be set to automatically show in the current slideshow as they’re received on the frame. Pix-Star’s photo-mail function is great for elderly users and for sending photos on the go.

Perhaps the most versatile method for loading photos to your Pix-Star frame is through the web album feature. Here you can import photos from external sources including social media, photo-sharing sites, online storage platforms, and even directly from your computer. Web albums are saved to your Pix-Star’s internal storage and are available offline.

The only truly offline way to load photos to your Pix-Star frames is by USB/SD card. Pix-Star supports a wide variety of USB/SD card types and file formats – and it’s a great way to share large quantities of photos with your loved ones. Pix-Star offers a plug-and-play feature that lets you play slideshows directly off the inserted USB/SD card without needing to copy its contents to the frame’s internal storage first.

Since Pix-Star doesn’t place any maximum storage capacity limit on connected USB/SD cards, this method gives you virtually unlimited storage space for your favorite photos, videos, and audio files.

Can digital wall-mounting picture frames connect to Wi-Fi?

Most digital wall-mounting picture frames can connect to Wi-Fi as it’s one of the most essential features of a modern digital frame. Without Wi-Fi, the only way to load photos to the frame would be via USB/SD card – which isn’t the most efficient system for families or elderly users.

Many of the best digital frames like the Pix-Star offer extensive Wi-Fi features & functionality. You can remotely control your frames from anywhere in the world, change their settings, start slideshows, etc. Photos, videos, and audio messages can be sent from anywhere in the world via the mobile app, email, or web dashboard. You can import photos directly from social media & photo-sharing platforms, and much more.

All of these features – and most of the important features for families & modern homes are heavily reliant on Wi-Fi. Features like Pix-Star’s free-for-life cloud storage and automatic backups are enabled by Wi-Fi. Without Wi-Fi or cloud capabilities, many of these premium frames are just lower-end frames with great displays and better build quality.

How do digital wall-mounting picture frames work?

Digital wall-mounting picture frames usually come with a built-in mounting system such as a standard VESA mount or dedicated hanging holes. It’s common for most premium digital frames to come with both of these built into the frame’s rear. Many cheaper frames often come with just hanging holes, or even mounting wire (rare) to hang the frame like a standard picture frame.

Most digital wall-mounting frames like the Pix-Star come with a handheld remote that lets you control the frame without needing the onboard controls. There are a couple of the best digital frames that let you remotely control their frame through a mobile app or web interface – though it’s not a commonly offered feature.

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