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Pandigital Photo Frames

Updated on August 19, 2014

Considering a Digital Photo Frame?

If you have digital camera, one of the most attractive and convenient ways of displaying your photos is a digital photo frame. Many digital frames provide outstanding picture quality without the risks of fading or staining. It's simple because you don't have to choose just the right printer, the best paper, and the right inks to get the crisp, vibrant images you want.

Learn all about how to choose digital photo frames and get to know Pandigital photo frames lower on this page

How to Choose a Photo Frame: The Display

Since the point of any digital photo frame is to enjoy viewing photos, be sure the view is satisfactory. Are the pictures vibrant? Clear and crisp? Do the colors seem accurate? Nothing compares to actually seeing the frame in action.

After simply looking at the screen, check the technical specifications. For the screen to display high resolution photos it needs a sufficient quantity of pixels. A 7 or 8 inch picture display would require a minimum of 800x600 pixels for good resolution but if the display is larger, more is necessary and smaller displays require less.

Certainly another important thing to think about is the size of the viewing screen. A digital picture screen can measure just a few inches to nearly 19 inches. Seven inch frames are often popular because of their ability to display 4x6 images. Buyers need to consider what size images they wish to display and how much they are willing to pay for any increased size.

How to Choose a Photo Frame: The Features

Have you noticed how so many home electronics products multi-task? Digital photo frames aren't any different; there are a variety of features that give them the ability to do more that beam the image of one of your photos out into a room.

Slide Shows and Multiple PhotosMany digital picture frames can display multiple photos, they can present slide shows switching from image to image.Energy Conservation and LongevityTo save on power consumption and to preserve the life of the display screen, many digital photo frames have on/off timers while others come equipped with motion sensors that power the display on after sensing movement.Smart FramesConsider a picture frame that will automatically orient pictures vertically or horizontally to avoid having pictures displayed incorrectly. Another handy feature is the ability of the frame to re-size pictures so that the entire image fits on the screen.Image ManipulationSome digital picture frames allow users to zoom in on an image or to manipulate the photo through remote control. Others offer users the ability to display thumbnails of images allowing them to sort through photos to assist in setting up a slide show. Some frames even offer filters to display photos in black and white, sepia, or other tints.Multimedia CapabilitiesThe ability to accept movie and music files allows some digital picture frames to display more than just a silent presentation of a still photograph.

How to Choose a Photo Frame: Technical Aspects

There are at least a couple of more "technical" things to consider when selecting a digital photo frame.

File TypesThe digital picture frame will obviously need to support the types of files the user will want to display. JPEG is most common and then TIF. This is particularly important if video or audio files will be used.TransferWill the frame be able to accept the connection from the users camera or memory device? The digital camera and the digital picture frame need to be able to accept the same type of memory card. It is easiest if the device can work with multiple formats.Images can also be transferred via USB port, wirelessly, or via Ethernet connection and the frame would simply need to be able to accept such connection.PowerDigital photo frames can be powered from wall outlets, batteries, or both. Electricity has the advantage of eliminating the need to purchase batteries periodically but then the location of the frame is restricted. Having the option of both allows the greatest flexibility.

Pandigital: A Top Name in Digital Photo Frames

Pandigital photo frames offer affordable products. Learn more about this company and check out some of the reviews of their products by going to Pandigital.net

Pandigital 8-Inch LCD Digital Picture Frame

Pandigital 8.0-Inch Digital Photo Frame w/2 Interchangeable Frames & 128MB Built-in Memory
Pandigital 8.0-Inch Digital Photo Frame w/2 Interchangeable Frames & 128MB Built-in Memory

This 8 inch TFT LCD Pandigital photo frame has 128 MB of internal memory and offers a 6-in-1 card reader that supports nearly all memory cards to allow users to enjoy more of their precious photos. With 800x600 resolution if offers excellent viewing quality and operates off of a 9 volt battery.

This beautiful black wood frame with programmable alarm clock/calendar can play back not only pictures but songs and video as well. Users can even operate the frame conveniently from their chair using the provided remote control and program on/off to conserve energy.

 

Touch Frame Digital Picture Frames

The PanTouch frames allow users to operate them through either a remote or the touch sensitive frame by touching or swiping the icons.

Fingerprint won't be a problem as the matte area of the frame is used for the controls leaving the viewing area untouched.

The initial offerings are a 7 inch widescreen with 128 MB internal memory, an 8 inch 4:3 aspect ratio frame with 512 MB internal memory, and a 10.4 inch high definition frame with 4:3 aspect ratio and 512 MB of memory.

Pandigital Photo Mail Wireless Digital Photo Frame

Pandigital PAN8008DW Photo Mail 8-Inch LED Digital Picture Frame (Black)
Pandigital PAN8008DW Photo Mail 8-Inch LED Digital Picture Frame (Black)

This Pandigital photo frame gives users wireless connectivity options including the ability for family and friends to e-mail photos directly to it's dedicated e-mail box. It has an 8" backlit LED display, wood frame, and beautiful matting. It boasts 800x600 display resolution and shows pictures in 4:3 aspect ratio which means that photos won't be cropped or stretched. You can rotate and resize images, adjust color and brightness settings, and even play MP3 music files and AVI video clips on this frame as well. It has 1GB built in memory allowing it to store up to 6400 images.

 

PanDigital Photo Frames Reviewed

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Introduction Photo Credit: airgap

The First Touch Frame Photo Credit: krossell.

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      ywj102003 4 years ago

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is an outstanding lens! I love the wireless picture frame,unbelievable! Blessed by a Gadget loving Squidoo Angel on 3/8/2011.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      [in reply to JaguarJulie] Kodak, Pandigital and Sony typically all get very good ratings. I haven't owned all of them so I can't compare.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      So, I see it is one year since you created this lens -- is Pandigital still a good choice technologically speaking? Or do you recommend a different digital frame.

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      mosaic lm 9 years ago

      This is a great looking lens. I just bought a photoframe. Actually, one of the things that was very important for me was the remote control. The gift recipient is quite old, and I wanted to make sure the buttons on the remote were easy to press and not too small. I think we ended up with the 8 inch frame. I still think the menu is not that intuitive.

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      rebeccahiatt 9 years ago

      Great informative lens. Thanks

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      rockycha 9 years ago

      Love DigitalFrames! Great Lens again - yours are the best!