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Digital Picture Frames

Updated on March 9, 2008

When I first saw digital picture frames show up in stores, I thought they looked kind of tacky. As time has gone on, I’ve warmed up to the idea of these frames. My initial reluctance to digital frames centered around the idea that they were just one more gadget to clutter up your home. I’m sure the original versions have ended up as electronic clutter, but the updated models provide a great way to share photos with friends and family who live far away.

Why You Should Get a Digital Picture Frame

  • It’s a convenient way to show off pictures taken with your digital camera.
  • It’s a great way for long-distance family members to stay updated with photos of your family.
  • It’s a space saver. Digital Picture Frames present slideshows, so you can display many pictures all in one frame.

A family I once worked as a nanny for purchased a digital picture frame for the mother’s parents who lived in India. This family was able to upload new photos of their young children in Seattle; then, those same pictures showed up on the grandparents’ frame in India. It is about time technology made it easy for long distance relatives to keep in touch and stay connected, don’t you think?

The coolest thing about digital picture frames is that you can even give them to family members who are computer illiterate. Depending on the frame you purchase, you can upload photos onto your computer, and those photos will be transmitted to your relative’s frame, even if they don’t have a computer. All they need to do is plug the digital frame into a phone line to connect with the server that transports the photos.

After you purchase your frame, you need to register with a website to upload your photos to. This website will then transmit your photos to the frames you choose to send them to. If you buy more frames, you can register them online and add them to your account, so you are able to send photos to multiple frames around the world.

There are many different models of digital frames, from complicated to simple. If you are technologically challenged, you should probably purchase one of the more basic versions. However, feel free to buy one of the more complicated, advanced models if you are technology savvy. Some frames allow you options to edit the pictures after they have been uploaded.

Soon, digital frames will be as common as cordless phones in homes around the world.


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      Nikon Coolpix Reviews 7 years ago

      The name is tricky you see? Aren't photo frames are supposed to be hanged on the wall? You can't really hang this on the wall nor you can put it in the table. Otherwise its a cool thing.

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      Bonnie 9 years ago

      Good information, thanks. I have some information similar to this on my personal blog