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DIGITAL PHOTO FRAMES EXPLAINED

SIZE

Digital photo frames are available in a range of sizes from keyring size to 21 inch screens for personal use and even for use in public areas such as hotels,supermarkets,classrooms or museums and galleries. The size is measured across the diagonal and generally speaking the larger the frame the more expensive it is, although this may depend on the range of other features it possesses.

RESOLUTION

Resolution is measured in pixels and for the best clarity look for the highest resolution. e.g. a digital photo frame with a resolution of 800 x 600 will have a width of 800 pixels and a height of 600 pixels.

Digital photo frame screens usually have a widescreen format with an aspect ration the same as a widescreen tv, or a 4:3 ratio like a traditional tv. Some digital photo frames have a 3:2 format as this is popular with camera manufacturers as it matches the ratio of a standard 4 x 6 inch photo.

CONTROLS

Look for user friendly controls. Some photo frames have touch control, Digital photo frame controls should be clearly marked and on the front of the frame rather than the back.

MOTION SENSOR

Motion Sensor function means that the photo frame will automatically start to play movies, pictures and or music when somebody moves in front of it, and automatically switch off as you move away, therefore saving energy. There are obvious benefits for advertising and in public places such as hospitals, schools,museums, galleries, shops, etc.

LIGHT SENSOR

Some digital photo frames are equipped with a light sensor which adjusts the brightness of the displayed images in accordance with the darkness of the surroundings.

ENERGY SAVING SENSOR

A useful feature is the energy saving sensor which automatically switches the frame off when not in use.  

MEMORY

Digital photo frames with no internal memory rely upon the insertion of a memory card. There is a slot on the photo frame, and some even have more than one slot, for the insertion of your memory cards.

Most digital photo frames accept all the major types of memory card such as Compact Flash (CF), Memory Stick (MS), Secure Digital (SD), xD and MicroDrive (MD)

NB. Check that the digital photo frame you choose to buy is compatible with the type of card used by your camera.

A lot of digital photo frames have built in memory which means that you can load/copy photos straight from your computer or from your camera.

EXTRA FEATURES

Interchangeable Frames

Some digital photo frames have interchangeable frame inserts allowing you to blend in with your decor.

Albums Now you can buy attractively bound portable albums which will also function like a photo frame once removed from its case.

Multi Media

Background music can be loaded in the form of MP3 or WMA files and played through built in speakers so adding to the pleasure of viewing your favourite photos, videos and slideshows.

Remote control

Some digital photo frames just have a power button for on and off with all other functions accessed by the remote control but they can be very small and easy to mislay.

With Printer

A photo frame with attached printer allows you to correct and then print your pictures in various formats eg. ID photos, layout prints, calendars, without having to use a pc. just slot in your camera's memory card .

WI-FI

Some digital photo frames can connect wirelessly to Wi-Fi networks and therefore stream images direct from the computer or send pictures to the photo frame via the internet or email.

Weather Stations

Digital photo frames with incorporating weather staions can display outdoor temperature and humidity,atmospheric pressure and tendency, 24 hour history, radio controlled clock with alarm and date and indication of the sun and moon postition and moon phases.

TV Out

With this facility you can display your photos on your tv

Bluetooth

With Bluetooth you can copy photos from a Bluetooth compatible device such as a mobile phone directly to your photo frame.

with Freeview TV & Digital Radio

with Freeview TV & Digital Radio you are effectively getting a portable tv and multi media player

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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