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Best Place to put your Digital Photo Frame

Updated on June 27, 2011

Places to put your Digital Photo Frame

There are plenty of hubs and webpages that will tell you about the features and styles and models of different digital photo frames, however, this hub is here to give you some tips as to where might be the best locations for one. I will cover three specific places and tell you why I think those places make the most sense.

In the Kitchen

The kitchen in your house is often the most used room in the house. When entertaining, often people congregate there. While cooking and preparing meals, you tend to spend a lot of time there. In some kitchens you also eat there. For this reason, with this high volume of traffic, it makes sense to put the digital photo frame there as the photos you are displaying will get the most exposure. In the kitchen I would set the time lapse between photos to be somewhat longer than normal so that while you are performing tasks you can look up and see the photos that you've stored there. While entertaining, having the photo up for a longer period also allows your guests to ask you questions about the photo if it is still showing. Since kitchens get steamy and sometimes smoke-filled or greasy, it is recommended to wipe down the digital photo frame on a regular basis to keep it clean.

In the living room

In a living room or family room, the next most popular entertaining area in the house after the kitchen, it makes sense to hang the digital photo frame on a wall in this room. This way when people are over, or when you are sitting down with a cool drink, you can relax and have those memories wash over you. If possible, place the digital photo frame in a spot where it becomes a focal point, this way it will get the attention you want it to get. Here too the delay between photos can be extended so that as people in this room have a conversation, the photos can be present long enough for everyone to see it. A good idea for photos in this room are for family vacations, kids sporting events or kids school photos from all of the different ages that you have available.

At your desk at work

Having a digital photo frame at your desk at work can bring a touch of your home to your office space. Having photos of the family or of the house, of friends or even of coworkers from the recent work function can provide for a small distraction for you, and for a conversation from coworkers. Getting a photo frame that includes a time display at your desk can also be helpful. I would put the photo display duration to be a shorter time at your desk since for the most part, it will be only you that is seeing them, and normally we do not need to be looking at a photo for an extended period of time to get out of it what we want.

What is your preferred location?

If you have one, or if you were to have one, where would you place a digital photo frame?

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    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      sgb, thanks! Yes, of course, you can link to this hub. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Nice hub! You have some really great ideas here! I would like to add a link to your hub in my hub on digital photo frames. Let me know if that is ok with you. If you would like to check it our first it is titled: Digital Photo Frames - A Great Gift for Any Occasion. Voted this up and useful!

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Hey Matt, thanks for stopping by; I don't think these things get used enough, so hopefully yours gets some good usage.

    • mattdigiulio profile image


      6 years ago

      Phil, another winner this one! Love the ideas here. I've been pondering the realistic useability of a digi photo frame, so thanks for this. I think I'll put mine on my desk. Votin up.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Andrew, that's a great idea, I too haven't been really updating my digital photo frame much lately. I'll give this a shot, thanks for stopping by!

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      Andrew Hall 

      6 years ago

      I wasn't using my digital photo frame until I found a better use for it! Instead of showing photos of peoples babies that I don't care about, I show interesting pictures from FFFFound - see

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Alpha, thanks for stopping by. I'm short an SD card in my digital photo frame setup. Right now it is looping through eight photos.

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      6 years ago from USA

      I have thought about getting a digital frame. I just haven't gone to it yet. I enjoy taking photos. Thanks for the idea.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Mama, you're quite welcome. We have one in our living room and I am also thinking of adding another at Christmas time - in the kitchen.

    • MamaNeedsJava profile image

      Bea Toome 

      6 years ago from Undisclosed

      Thank you for the advice. I knew I wanted one for Christmas but hadn't considered where to put it.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I'm not a very heavy photo taker either, however, if you write on your calendar to take the camera out once a month and just go crazy on one day each month take as many photos as you can, eventually you'll have a library of photos from which you can select at least a few that will turn out really nice.

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      7 years ago from India

      Hi phil, we don't have a single digital photo frames in our house but i think i would get one soon, though i am not very fond of taking pics but it is nice addition to the wall.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks Anusha, and indeed, I would have liked to have the option of multiple choice answers.

    • anusha15 profile image

      Anusha Jain 

      7 years ago from Delhi, India

      I'm very fond of pictures, and interestingly I've pictures at every location you mentioned except the kitchen. :) I generally put calendars there.

      Thanks for answering my question about the poll module, I think this is one of the situations you would have preferred multiple choice answers.

      An interesting read.


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