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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Skylight Frame: 10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame, Email Photos from Anywhere, Touch Screen Display, Effortless One Minute Setup - Gift for Friends and Family
  • Delightfully Effortless To Use. Plug in and use the touch screen to connect to Wi-Fi. Pick a unique Skylight email address for your frame. Email photos to the frame's address and they will appear instantly!
  • The gift for a loved one. There’s no better way to put a smile on your loved one’s face than to share a special photo — a glimpse of the kids being silly, a magical moment from your vacation adventure, or a sentimental memory from long ago.
  • For those of us who are not on social media, Skylight can be a life-changing new way to connect with family. But even for the tech-savvy, there’s still something magical about seeing your most treasured photos in your home each day.
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Nixplay 10.1 inch Smart Digital Photo Frame with WiFi (W10F) - Black - Share Photos and Videos Instantly via Email or App
  • AMERICA’S TOP SELLING DIGITAL FRAME: Trusted by over 2.5 million Nixplay customers. Make it easy for you and even easier for Grandma – with Nixplay you can send photos and video clips direct to your family’s living rooms, privately – wherever they are - via the Nixplay iOS or Android Mobile App, Desktop Web App, Email, Google Photos, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • NIXPLAY DESIGN: Wall Mount or Tabletop, Portrait or Landscape our frames can be easily positioned anyway you want, and your content will automatically rotate. niX-SenseMe is our smart sensor that wakes the frame when you're in the room and sleeps the frame when you’re not. Upon waking, your frame will display the most recently received photos/videos and will continue to do so even if frame gets disconnected from your WiFi.
  • FAMILY FOCUSED SOFTWARE: niX-FamilyCircles allows you to create fun playlists that everyone can contribute to celebrate and relive weddings, graduations, birthdays, and family holidays. niX-SmartFace Framing uses proprietary software and Artificial Intelligence to automatically position people nearer the center of the frame for the best viewing experience. Nixplay’s Printed Gift Store allows you to get your photos printed on various accessories and delivered to you or your friends and family.
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Skyzoo Digital Picture Frame - 10.1 Inch FHD IPS Touch Screen Digital Photo Frame with 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi, Share Photos Remotely via Frameo APP, for Friends (Black)
  • Awesome gift idea: This wooden digital photo frame is perfect for new parents, grandparents, newlyweds, college kids, or families separated by distance. For Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Graduation Ceremony, Family Gathering, Party, and Other Important Days.
  • Unparalleled image quality: Experience our largest display screen yet at 10.1" with a Stunning 1920x1200 resolution that is the highest in the industry, providing you with clear and crisp photos of loved ones. You can place this frame in portrait, landscape or mount it on the wall.
  • Share photos and videos: Use 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz networks, Invite unlimited friends and family to share photos and video(Up to 15s) via our easy-to-use Frameo APP(iOS and Android). Also, support max 64GB SD card or USB driver for import photos.
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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
  • 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.
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Digital Photo Frame with IPS Screen - Digital Picture Frame with 1080P Video, Music, Photo, Auto Rotate, Slide Show, Remote Control, Calendar, Time,1280x800, 16:9 (7 Inch Black)
  • HD IPS Screen With 178 Degree Wide Viewing Angle: The IPS screen allows you to get a better viewing experience on front and side. 1280x800 high resolution can realistically display the color and detail of the photo and 1080P video. Our products have a delicate box that is perfect as a gift.
  • Image Preview and Auto Rotation: This digital photo frame has a unique image preview function, which is very easy to find the picture you want in hundreds of pictures. The digital picture frame adapts automatically to portrait or landscape orientation. With the help of remote control, you can easily delete any files you don't want.
  • Multiple Slideshow Modes: This digital picture frame can play your photos via sequence or random, there are 9 slideshow switch effects. You can also set the time of slideshow change.
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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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AEEZO WiFi Digital Picture Frame, IPS Touch Screen Smart Cloud Photo Frame with 16GB Storage, Easy Setup to Share Photos or Videos via Frameo APP, Auto-Rotate, Wall Mountable (9 inch Black)
  • ❤A PERFECT GIFT TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED: Instantly share photos from your phone to an AEEZO digital photo frame through frameo app; Invite unlimited friends and family to share pictures to your frame or send photos to their frames all via WiFi; Additionally, it is a perfect gift for the elderly who are not good at using smart phones to stay connected with the younger generation.
  • ❤INSTANT WIRELESS SHARING: Frameo is a pro photo-management app originated from Denmark with users in 25+ countries around the world. It ranks first in App Store, being the most popular album software. AEEZO digital frame allows you to upload photos with unlimited quantity. Also with USB port and SD card slot to provide you more options for file storage and management.
  • ❤HIGH DEFINITION TOUCH SCREEN: The 9" IPS HD touch screen with 1280*800 resolution can display amazing clear and vivid landscape and portraits, recalling your precious memories. Browse through photos, delete videos, or pause the slideshow, with a quick tap of the finger. Brightness and sleep mode can be adjusted in settings as you want.
Aluratek 8 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame with Auto Slideshow Using USB SD/SDHC (ADPF08SF) - 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 8 Inch TFT true color LCD at 800 x 600 resolution. High quality wood frame with easy to use controls
  • Photo slideshow mode will begin automatically once the frame is powered on

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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.