The introduction of digital picture frames has eliminated some of the limitations of manual photo albums. The use of a single button can change the photos in automatic mode and thus display some of the memorable moments of your past and present. The market is flourishing with an assortment of such frames with options of screen sizes as per requirements. If your requirement is for a desktop, you can opt for a 4 x 6 inch display. For a wall-mounted model that size can vary to a square screen of either 12 inch or 14 inch.
The uses of digital photo frames have become very common these days. You can make your own selection based on the features, frame styles, and sizes. The transfer method is one of the crucial aspects of the digital photo frames. Initially the transfer of the photos in the frames was usually done with the help of a slow serial cable or through the memory card of a digital camera in various formats. These formats included both CompactFlash and SmartMedia.
A camera which has USB support is optimum for transferring from a computer. Transfer of photos is faster with USB cable than the serial cable. Frames which support both types of memory cards are better when purchasing a frame that accept memory cards. You can suddenly change memory cards, or visiting friends and family might want to share their photos.
The transfers of the photos have become much easier with the introduction of the latest digital technology. One of the latest technologies that have become a great success in transfer is WiFi wireless networking. With the use of this, a user can easily transfer any data format from any floor to the basement without the use of any cables. There are various digital photo frames that support formats like JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF, TGA, PCX, etc. Digital frames can easily help you view your favorite images in any of the above mentioned formats.
Digital picture frames towards the higher end of the spectrum can also function as media centers. Your favorite MP3 and WAV music files and MPEG, DiVX and QuickTime video files can be played with jukebox and movie players.
Displaying thumbnails should be the mandatory feature in electronic photo frame. The view of the photos through this advances feature can help you to customize the properties of the images. This will further enable you to display the selective images in various color themes. These may be black and white, blue tone or sepia.
Storage capacities from 100 to 1,000s of photos, music and movie files can be found in different frames in the market. Your chosen digital picture frame must be able to store all your files, with extra space remaining. This is influenced by the capability of your frame and size of the memory card.
Different digital viewers with changeable decorative frames are available if you are interested in the visual designs. Matching the frame to the dcor of a room is thus easier. Plastic frames are inexpensive and finished wood and metal frames are expensive.