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Is It Time For An Electronic Picture Frame?

One of the greatest joys of photography is displaying your best images for the world to see.  The right photograph can change the tone of a room and add a certain life or emotion to any situation.  Although framing a photograph in the traditional way is still an acceptable option, why not try going a bit further and buying a digital frame?

Electronic Picture Frames

Digital picture frames vary in their functionality, depending on how advanced you want them to be.  Some frames simply display photographs in slideshows, switching from one to another after a few seconds, whereas others have extra options such as musical accompaniment or video playback.  Some frames can even connect to the Internet wirelessly!

Often, the frame will require a memory card or usb connection to display images, although some of the more expensive options have in-built memory capacity.  It is important to remember that digital frames are often more limited than computers when it comes to image size conversion, which can on occasion lead to aspect ratio problems.  These can be fixed easily using photo editing software to ensure that each picture matches the resolution requirements of the frame.

Digital photo frames can be quite expensive, with even the small sizes costing upwards of £20.  The more money you spend, the more features you get, so keep this in mind when making your purchase.  Here are a couple of digital photo frames to keep in mind.

Sony DPF-A710B 7"

The DPF-A710B comes with an internal memory that can store up to 200 photos and remote control that can be used to switch between images.  This frame can also connect to a computer via usb and accepts Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, MMC and SD (SDHC) memory cards.

Kodak Pulse 10"

The Kodak Pulse can receive pictures directly via e-mail or smartphone.  There is 512mb of internal storage memory that allows up to 4,000 images and an energy saving activity sensor that conserves power when there is nobody in the room.

Summary

If you are looking for a new and exciting way to bring your pictures into the modern world, look no further than an electronic picture frame!

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