Digital photo frames are picture frames that are used to display digital photos. They do this without necessarily using a computer or a printer. These frames allow the display of images directly from the camera’s memory card. Unlike analog picture frames which only made one shot that had to be printed for display, digital photo frames can instantly create slideshows with nice transitions to display a large number of pictures. Digital photo frames are mainly used for stationary aesthetic display of photographs, which gives photos a nice look. Some, however, can add video and audio playbacks on the same.

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Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch, Share Moments Instantly via E-Mail or App
  • AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE SELLING FRAME with over 2 million units sold. Nixplay has been serving America’s families for over 10 years. A great gift for new parents, grandparents, newlyweds, college kids or families separated by distance
  • SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEO PRIVATELY, SAFELY: Share images to your loved ones' frames and invite others to share pictures to your frame; Send unique photos or playlists to separate frames and grow your private family sharing network
  • PRINT PHOTO SERVICE WITH FUJI: The Nixplay App for iOS and Android gives you full control over your frame; Connect to Google Photos to ensure your frame is always up to date; Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram also supported from website
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Digital Photo Frame 1280x800 16:9 IPS Screen Include 32GB SD Card HD Digital Picture Frame Widescreen, Support 1080P Videos, Photos Auto Rotate, Support Thumb USB Drive, SD/MMC/MS Card(7 Inch Black)
  • [Image Preview and Auto Rotate]: The digital photo frame is designed with image preview function, you can enter the thumbnail page to look through before display them. This frame is also works to auto adjust the orientation of the photos to display correctly. It helps to avoid to edit the photos direction one by one.
  • [Wide Viewing IPS Screen]: This digital picture frame is designed with IPS display screen, 178 degree viewing angle to make it possible to see the pictures clearly and perfect from the side. 7-inch (diagonal) screen, 1280x800 resolution, portrait and landscape photos will be showing in high definite, rich and vibrant colors.
  • [Auto Play HD Photos and Videos]: The 7 inch digital picture frame support auto play photos/videos/music/photos with background music. You can also set the auto time turn on/off, the auto play function will be remained and working when restart the digital picture frame. Very friendly to use for the daily life.
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Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame with IPS high resolution display, Email, iPhone iOS and Android app, DLNA and Motion Sensor (Black)
  • Amazing high resolution photo and video viewing experience on a 9. 7 inch (24. 6 cm) IPS display, 1024x768 pixels, 4: 3 ratio. Easily manage the frame remotely and connect up to 25 frames from one single online account, completely FREE.
  • Easy set-up: Wi-Fi enabled (2. 4 GHz only, 5 GHz network not supported). Set up in a couple of minutes. 8GB internal memory (around 30, 000 pictures), supports USB stick, SDHC and SDXC cards. Motion sensor automatically turns on/off the screen when you enter and exit the room.
  • Video and photo sharing by email or via the Pix-Star app (iOS and Android) on your smartphone. The perfect gift to share pictures instantly with your loved ones around the world. Remotely view and manage the photos on your connected frames using the Pix-Star website account at no extra charge with no hidden fees, ever.
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Skylight Frame - 10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame, Email Photos From Anywhere, Touch Screen Display
  • Email photos to the frame; email photos to Skylight Frame from anywhere, and they arrive in seconds
  • Effortless set up; sets up in 60 seconds; just plug in, use touch screen to connect to wireless network, and enjoy your digital photo frame
  • 10 Inch touch screen; gorgeous 10 inch touch screen color display with 1280x800 resolution
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Digital Photo Frame, 10 inch Digital Picture Frame HD 1280x800 16: 10 Full IPS Display Photo/Music/Video/Calendar, Auto On/Off Timer, Background Music Support 32GB USB Drives/SD Card,Remote Control
  • 【IPS Widescreen & Adjustable Brightness】Tenswall 10 inch digital photo frame with 16:10 aspect ratio on a high resolution 1280*800 IPS screen, perfectly displays crisp and vivid photos and videos, with a wide 180 degree viewing angle. It supports 720p and 1080p HD video playback.You can adjust the brightness (0-100) of the LED screen according to room light.
  • 【Background Music】 You can download your favorite music to SD card. When you enjoy your photo, the concert will give you a more pleasant atmosphere. It is suitable for different scenarios, Valentine’s Day, birthday, wedding ceremony, graduation ceremony, family gathering etc, displaying precious and cherished moments.
  • 【Simple Plug and Play 】Set up your frame in munutes, plug in a USB or SD card, it will automatically display your favourite photos instantly. It supports USB drives, MMC, SD, MS, SDHC (up to 32G). With the built-in stereo speakers or headphone jack, you can enjoy movies and music. It cannot connect to WiFi.
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Aluratek 7 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame with Auto Slideshow Using USB & SD/SDHC (ADPF07SF) – Black
  • The unit does not have a touch screen. There is no built in memory. There is no built in battery. There is no remote control included
  • View hi-quality digital photos on the 7 InchTFT true color LCD at 800x600 resolution (4:3 aspect ratio). High quality wood frame with easy to use controls; Frame adjustable for vertical orientation
  • Photo slideshow mode will begin automatically once the frame is powered on
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10 inch Digital Picture Frame with 1920x1080 IPS Screen Digital Photo Frame Adjustable Brightness, Photo Deletion, Timing Power On/Off, Background Music Support 1080P Video, SD Card and USB
  • Wide Viewing Angle IPS Screen with Adjustable Brightness : 178 Degree Wide Viewing Angle IPS screen and 1920x1080 resolution lets you get clear, rich and vibrant colors photo on the front or side like your iPad. You can also adjust the brightness (0-100) of the screen according to the room light.
  • Image Preview and Auto Rotation: This 10 inch photo frame has a unique image preview function, which is very easy to find the picture you want in hundreds of pictures. With the help of remote control or menu button, you can easily delete any files you don't want. The frame adjusts automatically the direction of the photo whether your photo is horizontal or vertical.
  • Slide Show & Break-point Play : This digital photo frame has multiple slide show effects, and you can choose to play your photos randomly or sequentially. Break-point play allows frame to continue to play photo/music/video you view last time when frame is on again.
Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame WiFi 10 inch IPS Touch Screen HD Display, 16GB Storage, Auto-Rotate, Share Photos via App, Email, Cloud - Classic 10
  • STAY TOGETHER WITH FAMILIY: This Wi-Fi cloud photo frame can quickly update your life moments with your loved ones wherever you are. It helps to stay close to your family members, it is a perfect gift for the elder to feel connected with the young generation.
  • INSTANT WIRELESS SHARING: Other than traditional digital photo frame, Classic 10 can instantly receive photos and videos via Wi-Fi network (NOTE: Only works with 2.4 GHz). You, your families and friends can share the moments to the frame with multi convenient methods, such as phone App, sending email, or turning the frame to be a local ftp server.
  • WONDERFUL PICTURE DISPLAY: A high-quality 10.1'' touch screen display with 1280*800 resolution and 16: 10 aspect ratio recalls your precious memories. Customized sleep mode and auto-rotate setting support your better viewing experience, you can place this frame in either portrait or landscape mode, or even mount it on the wall.

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These frames are available in different shapes and sizes and have a variety of features that the user must consider before purchasing. There is a range of digital photo frames designed by various companies; some who use Wi-Fi connection, some have a USB port while others have an SD card hub. The buyer, therefore, has a task to do background research for the best photo frame to suit his/her needs before purchasing. Some of the companies where one can find nice frames include Sony, Viewsonic, and Kodak.

Some of the factors to consider while buying a digital photo frame include the following:

1. Resolution

Screen resolution affects the quality of a picture; hence low resolution gives poor quality images. The resolution simply refers to the number of pixels that a screen can display at once. The more the number, the higher the resolution, hence the higher the picture quality. It is therefore advisable to consider buying frame models that have a resolution of 640 by 480 or above.

2. Size

Digital photo frame sizes range from 7 to 20 inches. The bigger the display size, the more expensive it is. Therefore a user may choose the size depending on their budget. With size comes an aspect of appearance in that some frames add a wooden surround to make a picture have a traditional look whereas others do not have this feature.

3. Aspect ratio

This is a factor that goes in handy with the screen size. Depending on the size of the screen display, it will support either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. Most still photo cameras use the 4:3 aspect ratio to capture photos; therefore a frame with 4:3 aspect ratio becomes the best for displaying photos. For a digital photo frame that uses 16:9, it will require that you crop the photo top and bottom or shrunk to properly fit in.

However, 16:9 aspect ratio gives a nice widescreen view of images unlike 4:3 which is a bit narrow. Some frames, however, display in 15:9 aspect ratio, which is also a suitable aspect ratio as it is neither too narrow nor too wide.

4. Features

When it comes to features, we consider the user of the frame and his/her needs. Some of the features that come with varied digital photo frames include Wi-Fi, streaming internet radio, full web browsers, USB port, SD card hub and Bluetooth.

If the user is simply after viewing photos and not into the web and internet stuff, it is advisable that he/she purchases a frame that has a USB port and memory card slot. Other complicated features like Web browsing and Wi-Fi are mainly for sophisticated users. Such users want Web-enabled features to be able to upload photos online to social sites such as Facebook, Picasa, and other sites.

Other features include the ability to view both photographs and videos; viewing in portrait and landscape modes among others. Best digital photo frames have a combination of all these features under one frame.

5. Price

Price matters depending on one’s choice and budget. They say cheap is expensive; hence you’d rather save for a year to buy a quality photo frame than buy a cheap one that may not serve you to satisfaction. However, expensive frames are those that have many features and could be purchased by sophisticated users.

Conclusion

From the discussion above, one can be able to tell the kind of digital photo frame they want and make a wise decision before buying one. The key point is, the best photo frames vary with the user’s needs and therefore it is the sole role of the user to choose what suits them.