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Digital Picture Frames Are The Best!

Updated on November 25, 2009
Many digital picture frames have sound recording capabilities to record short phrases.
Many digital picture frames have sound recording capabilities to record short phrases.

Photography with digital cameras has become the most preferred way to capture family moments and event memories since the prices of electronic gadgets have decreased dramatically in recent years. With so many affordable digital cameras available with the capability to take thousands of pictures, people now need some way to display their photos. With that in mind, electronic manufacturers have introduced the digital picture frame. A digital picture frame allows you to display your photos without using a computer or having to pay for hundreds of prints.

Take your photos on-the-go with this cool digital picture frame keychain!
Take your photos on-the-go with this cool digital picture frame keychain!

Create Stunning Slide Shows On Your Digital Picture Frame

A digital picture frame reads your photos directly from the memory card, without the use of a computer. Most digital picture frames have the ability to read several types of memory cards, including compact flash and mini SD cards, among others. Sony Memory Sticks and SD memory cards are the most commonly used formats by digital enthusiasts. You simply insert your memory card in the appropriate slot on the back of picture frame and you'll be able to view your pictures.

Once the digital frame is activated, it will scan the memory card in order to detect your pictures and then display in whatever display manner you have chosen. Almost all digital picture frames have the option to view your photos as a slide show with adjustable time settings between photos.

Innovative new digital frames have built in LED lights for a cool effect.
Innovative new digital frames have built in LED lights for a cool effect.

Digital Picture Frames Are Easy To Use!

In addition to using an external memory card, some digital picture frames have the capability to store files on a built-in memory card. Photo files are transferred to the frame with the use of a USB cable connected to the computer. Once the files are loaded you can view them on the digital picture frame without having to insert your memory card.

The computer connection will even work in a reverse manner. If you attach your digital picture frame to the computer while your memory card is inserted, you can transfer your files from the frame to your computer for storing, or to edit them.

A digital picture frame is a great device for displaying artwork in the workplace or office without the added cost of purchasing many framed prints. You could even place one in a waiting room for client viewing pleasure. Some frames have built in voice recorders, so you could even create a slide show of your products or services with a recorded sales pitch.

Share family photos at work with this handy portable digital frame!
Share family photos at work with this handy portable digital frame!

Share Pictures Easily With a WIFI Digital Picture Frame

As digital technology improves, we will likely see many more added features on digital picture frames to make them user friendly and increase their appeal to beginner photographers. Manufacturers have already added wireless network adapters to their digital picture frames, eliminating the need for a USB cable and making it easier to transfer new photos over. You'll be able to update your digital pictures in the frame directly from your home computer. There are also handy applications online that will automatically upload new photos to your frame on a daily basis, so every day there are new photos to look at. This feature is great for families that live far apart. They can share pictures of their loved ones with very little effort.

Even though digital picture frames come with a much heftier price than regular picture frames, the fact that you can easily display hundreds of pictures makes the cost worth it. Displaying photos in this manner saves you the cost of having each one printed at the photo lab, as well as the cost of purchasing frames to put them into. Digital picture frames also make an excellent gift for just about anyone, from beginner to professional photographers!

Anyone Can Learn To Use A Digital Picture Frame

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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      The prices are coming down constantly and I'm sure that if you keep your eyes open for either Black Friday or After-Xmas sales, you'll be able to pick up some good deals.

    • Chin chin profile image

      Chin chin 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      I have seen a digital picture frame in one friend's house. It's very nice. It is kind of costly, isn't it? But I guess it is worth your money.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      I'll bet entire shiploads of these will be given as gifts this holiday season. :)

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      9 years ago

      These are very cool! I didn't know about them. Great gift ideas too. Thanks.


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