The Wonderful World of Digital Photo Displays


Image result for Digital Photo DisplaysThe digital photo display-which is also known as the digital media frame-is basically a picture frame that has been specifically engineered to feature digital pictures without the need to print them or access them on a computer. In contrast to a traditional picture frame where you can only store one film-developed picture at a time, the digital photo display can instead show a whole album of them in slideshow mode or a picture a day depending on your preference. These nifty little gadgets are typically seven inches to twenty inches in size. There are also photo displays that feature JPEG pictures as well as high-definition photos saved in other formats as well. To make a long story short, digital photo displays are the picture frames of the future, today!
How they work
As already mentioned, the majority of these displays work like your desktop photo album screensaver (or even desktop theme wallpaper in some of the latest operating systems out there) that presents your collection of pictures in a slideshow format of sorts. They usually have an adjustable time interval when it comes to displaying one photo after another depending on what you want. The more advanced models are even capable of sending photos to your printer for the sake of giving you “hard copies” and prints for your traditional photo album. There are also photo displays that go one step beyond and feature multimedia material such as text files, MP3 audio, MPEG video files, and movie clips recorded by your digital camera’s movie mode.
Basically, having a digital photo display is akin to compressing the part of your computer that stores content such as pictures, music files, short movie clips, and so forth into a device the size of a picture frame. In fact, there are even digital photo displays available that can tap into the Internet and load pictures from there using email, photo sharing websites like Flickr, and RSS feeds. Such Internet-enabled models typically support wireless connections of the 802.11 variety. Then again, you should not be surprised that this highly advanced picture frame could do all this. After all, your cellular phone is probably smaller than this particular innovation, and it’s capable of phone calling, text messaging, emailing, file storage, app download, snapshot pictures, and so forth.
Features and Benefits
The camera’s memory card usually serves as the medium by which your digital photo display can acquire your pictures for display, even though certain frames can provide internal memory storage for added convenience on your part. Speaking of convenience, the majority of digital photo displays feature USB connections when it comes to uploading photos because of the simple fact that USB has become the standard for quick and easy transfer and sharing of different files from a variety of devices, whether it be your PC, mobile phone, MP3 player, digital camera, external hard drive, and so forth. Bluetooth technology is also a viable way to send files to and from the photo display.
The majority of the seven-inch models characteristically show pictures 4:3 aspect ratio while other models can stretch the width to a 15:9 aspect ratio. However, 4:3 is better for most people since that is the default ratio for the majority of cameras, and other ratios may product distortion. Like a typical laptop or smartphone, many of these displays come complete with built-in speakers for the sake of playing those short clips you have loaded onto it. In fact, there are even models that have their own remote control in case you want to change pictures like you would change the channel on your television set. At any rate, the real reason why this device seems to be in an arms race against itself in terms of innovation is because its growing popularity is bringing new devices into the market.


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