Digital photo frames are a great way to simplify your home decor while still enjoying cherished family photos.
Benefits of digital photo frames
Family photographs have traditionally graced mantles, bookshelves and walls. Today, a digital photo frame displays scores of photos on a single, elegant frame in crystal clear high definition. Here’s what you’ll love about digital photo frames:
- Picture frames of different shapes, sizes and finishes can tend to look a bit cluttered on bookshelves and tabletops. The pictures are endearing, but too many can overwhelm the space. A digital picture frame, on the other hand, rotates through a slide show with scores of your fondest memories in one sleek display.
- With the ease of a phone app, you can add and subtract pictures from your digital photo frame. You can also control the order of the picture and how long each is displayed.
- Pictures display in crisp high definition.
- You can also add videos to make your digital photo frame more interactive.
Brands, features and cost
Basic features include a 10.1-inch screen size, 16 GB of storage, high-definition picture, audio capability and a downloadable app for adding pictures and setting display parameters.
Some brands offer 32 GB of storage or unlimited cloud storage. Resolution averages 1280 x 800 but is available in 1920 x 1080. Uploading pictures is done wirelessly with an app, but lower-priced models use a USB or SD card.
Some models to consider, based on key features:
- Samsung The Frame offers eye-catching pictures with a stunning 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. Sizes start at 32 inches for $599.99 and top out at 85 inches for $4,299.99.
- Smart home assistants also offer photo displays. Amazon offers its Echo assistants with photo display capability and other smart assistant features. The Echo 15 is a wall-mount display with a family messaging feature.
An early and successful entrant into the digital photo frame market has been Nixplay, with a 10.1-inch screen, unlimited cloud storage and easy picture uploads with its app or by email. It is reasonably priced at $142.