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Digital Picture Frames

Updated on May 14, 2009

Digital Picture Frames

Digital picture frames make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, weddings, graduations, as well as other celebrations. There are so many to choose, ranging from different sizes, colors, and features.

I've found that with the digital picture frames, people who stop by your house are more likely to check out your photos because most of the frames have slide show options, and since the pictures are moving, it will catch your guests' eyes.

Most of the frames include AC adapters that will power the frame, as well as USB ports so that you can connect the digital frame to your computer and media card slots so that you can insert your extra media card for added memory and more pictures.

One feature, I've noticed many people search for is the MP3 and audio file option. There are a few affordable frames that offer this, and if you check around, you won't have to spend $150 for a digital frame that plays MP3 files.

Just remember that these digital photo frames make great gifts for just about anyone and any occasion.

Coby Widescreen Digital Photo Frame

The Coby Widescreen Digital Picture Frame comes in a number of sizes to include 2.4, 3.5, 5.6, 7, 8, 8.4, 10, and 10.4 inches wide, and depending on the size you can choose from a number of colors such as brown, black, white, silver, metal, wood, or interchangeable frame.

The 10 inch frame supports a resolution of up to 800x480 pixels. It supports JPEG, BMP, MP3, WMA, MP4 and AVI files, as well as SD , MMC, xD-Picture Card, and CompactFlash memory cards.

The 10 inch Coby digital picture frame plays MP3 and WMA audio files, and most MP4 and AVI files from digital cameras. There are built-in speakers, a USB port, and an AV output.

You even get a remote control, detachable stand, AC adapter, and an AV cable, with the larger Coby digital photo frame.

Matsunichi Photoblitz Digital Picture Frame

The Matsunichi Photblitz picture frame comes in a few sizes to choose from such as 5.6, 7, 8, and 10 inches, as well as the 1.1 key chain (that comes in the shape of a heart or square), and depending on the size you can also choose from a black, wood, or interchangeable frame.

The 7 inch Matsunichi Photoblitz frame is probably the more popular It has a nice 16:9 digital LCD panel that has a 480x234 resolution. It supports MS, MSPrp, MMC, SD, and XD media cards from your digital camera. You also get a one year warranty with the Photoblitz picture frame.

You can set your pictures to a nice slide show with 13 different transition options. And, for best viewing, you can swivel the frame for either portrait or landscape viewing, as well as mount the frame to the wall using the built in brackets.

Kodak EasyShare Picture Frame

The Kodak EasyShare Picture Frame comes in 7, 8, and 10 inches. You can even get the 8 and 10 inch frame in wireless for a few extra bucks. The only color that you'll find is black, so hopefully that will match with your decor.

The 7 inch Kodak picture frame has a clear LCD display that supports SD, MMC, xD, CF, and MD media cards, as well as Memory Stick.  It features built in speakers so that you can listen to MP3s and video that you may have on your media card.

The Kodak picture frames have on-frame viewing and editing features; you can control how your slide show views, as well as copy, delete, and print your pictures.

You receive a convenient remote control when you purchase the EasyShare digital picture frame.

Philips 6.5-Inch Digital Photo Frame

The Philips digital picture frame featuers high resolution of up to 720x460 pixels. You can view your digital pictures in the same quality as professional printes because the high pixel density gives you a sharp, detailed display in a 4:3 ration for optimal viewing.

There is an Auto Fit feature that automatically resizes your pictures so that they fill up the screen just right. There's also a Photo Manager that allows you to displa slide shows, single pictures, or thumbnails.

You can easily create a photo album, cut and size your pictures, rotate them, or mask them to customize the pictures to yoru liking.

With the USB 2.0 connection, you'll experience a fast transfer from your PC. There are also memory card slots so that you can transfer, copy, or use as additional memory for your picture frame, supporting MS, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, MS Pro, SD, MMC, and xD cards. But, you'll find that the frame starts with 16MB of built-in memory, so it may be a while before you need the extra source of memory.

And, when no one is home, you can set the auto-shut off feature so that the frame turns itself off after a certain time, saving you energy.


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