What is an NFT digital frame?
An NFT digital frame is a digital display with internal storage, processing capabilities, Wi-Fi and cloud connectivity, and features that enable photo-sharing, remote control, external photo imports. Digital frames offer a versatile way to share and connect with your loved ones, display professional artwork and photos, play video and audio, and more recently, showcase your NFTs.
Whether you’re an enthusiast, NFT creator, avid collector, or even a layman, the digital frame is perfect for NFTs. All of your photos and NFT are kept safe, can be saved locally or to the cloud, and displayed in highly personalized slideshows. For example, you can add captions and related information to slideshows for added context on the NFT.
You can link top digital frames like the Pix-Star to your social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms. Here you can import photo albums and NFTs from your various profiles. You can also send NFTs and other pictures directly from your phone to any/all of your Wi-Fi digital frames.
Several of the best digital frame displays for NFTs and tokens automatically back your photos up to the cloud. This keeps them safe, offers online access, and ensures they’re always easily available. With frames like the Pix-Star, you get free-for-life cloud storage – but more on that below!
What are the best digital frames for NFTs?
The Pix-Star 15-inch digital frame is arguably the best NFT frame on the market. They’re quick and easy to set up, affordable, and offer an immersive, highly customizable viewing experience. Pix-Star’s frames are premium frames with great quality displays, rich features, and are great for the modern home, family, and even home/professional studio.
Wi-Fi and cloud connectivity provides each Pix-Star frame with a plethora of photo-sharing methods. Use the Pix-Star Snap mobile app to share up to 250 photos to multiple receiving frames at the same time. Send NFTs and pictures over email to any Pix-Star frame. Use the web interface to import photo albums from social media and photo-sharing sites. You can even link and sync a selected folder from your computer to all of your Pix-Star frames wirelessly.
Pix-Star is known for their easy to customize and manage slideshows. Remote configuration support gives you access to your frames’ storage, settings, firmware updates, and much more. Use the web dashboard for your frame (or multi-frame control group) to control and manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames – no matter where you are.
Here you can adjust their settings, start slideshows from specific sources, change slideshow settings, update firmware, manage cloud storage (and locally saved copies if you choose that option), and much more. This ties in neatly with Pix-Star’s web album feature (importing photo albums from a dozen supported external sources) and plug & play feature.
Finally, if you want to keep your NFTs offline, load them to a supported USB/SD card, insert them into the Pix-Star frame, and view them in slideshows. There’s no maximum size limit on compatible USB/SD cards, giving you unlimited offline storage for photos, videos, and audio files.
Pix-Star even let you include videos in slideshows. You can send them through the mobile app or USB/SD card. Audio files can also play over slideshows but need to be read from a connected USB/SD card. It’s a great way to add character to your NFT slideshows. You can create unique folders full of your favorite NFTs, cycle through them is easy-to-set-up slideshows, and showcase them in your home (or on your loved ones’ Pix-Star frames.
How to send an NFT to a digital frame?
With top digital frames like the Pix-Star, there are several ways to send your NFTs. The first and most common is my email. Almost all of the best digital frames let you send photos over email. Simply add the picture as an attachment to the email. Don’t drag and drop it into the body as some email clients will add the NFT as HTML.
Another great and familiar NFT sharing method is through a supported mobile app. Note that only a handful of the best digital Wi-Fi frames use mobile apps. Even among these top frames, popular choices like Nixplay and Skylight lock access to their mobile app behind a subscription paywall. Pix-Star arguably offers the best mobile app as you can send 250 photos in one go to any of your Pix-Star frames (along with videos, audio messages, folders, and entire collections).
Can NFT digital frames display in portrait mode?
Pix-Star’s digital frames can display NFTs in both portrait and landscape orientations. You can choose to switch the entire frame’s orientation, or just rotate images within the current slideshow. Pix-Star’s frames can mount on the wall using its standard VESA mount or dedicated hanging holes. Alternatively, you can rest the frame on a flat surface using the attachable stand (which also does a great job at hiding the power inlet cable. All mounting (and resting) methods support both landscape and portrait orientation.
Are NFTs safe on a digital frame?
Your NFTs are extremely safe on your digital frame – regardless of whether it’s saved locally or to the cloud. Digital frame brands offer extensive protection for your photos, who can send you pictures, and who has access to your frame’s web dashboard.
As always, you need to be mindful of the role you play in cybersecurity. Don’t share your password with people you don’t know, avoid sending them over chat apps, and don’t leave your computer unlocked and unattended. If you follow good security practices, you won’t need to worry about the safety and protection of your photos.
Do NFT digital frames save images to the cloud?
Pix-Star’s digital frames will save all your NFTs and pictures to the cloud automatically. The only exceptions are the photos that are viewed in slideshows from a connected USB/SD card. These photos will only backup to the cloud if you transfer them to the frame’s internal storage.
All photos sent to Pix-Star’s frames via the mobile app, email, as web albums through the web interface, etc. will save automatically. Unlike many other popular premium digital frames, Pix-Star’s cloud storage is free-for-life. You don’t need to worry about monthly fees (unlike Skylight and Nixplay frames, which lock cloud storage and related features behind a subscription paywall) or hidden costs. It’s user-friendly, easy to set up, and perfectly suited to the modern home and family!