Digital cameras and photo storage spaces go hand in hand â€“ you just cannot do without either of them. Why will you photograph cute smiles of people around you, your kidsâ€™ birthday parties, your trip to Paris, or just a sudden moment that sparks something new and interesting, if you cannot view them over and over again? Gone are the days of cheap looking, plastic and metal frames on your bedside tables. It is time you replace those with a digital photo frame instead. Digital photo frames look and occupy spaces of your old regular photo frames, but these come with a remarkable storage capacity unlike the traditional photo frames. A digital photo frame makes a beautiful gift item wherein you can upload thousands of photos before you wrap your present. Not only photos, the digital photo frames also store videos, thus, you do not have to run for different displays or consoles such as DVD player or a PC to watch videos and relive the memories.
Some of the common features found in most of the digital photo frames are built-in wireless Internet access and creation of own e-mail accounts. This facilitates easy update of photos. For example: You can update your momâ€™s digital photo frame by sending her photos through e-mail (if she were staying in another city) and send them to your own digital photo frame as well, back at home, while you’re traveling.
Here are some important things to remember when you are planning to gift or buy a digital photo frame.
Size of the Frame
The frame size is the most important element you should consider when you go to shop for a digital photo frame. Frame sizes range from a small key-chain frame sized 1.5 inches to as massive as 22 inches, which will look best on your walls. Or else, you may choose a 7 or 8 inches frame, which is large enough to view slideshows of videos from a distance. And, these are small enough to be placed on your bedside table or desk too.
After you have decided on the size of the photo frame, you need to settle on a very critical aspect â€“ the resolution of the digital photo frame. This factor plays a key role in ensuring a good quality display of images and videos of the digital photo frame. If you are buying a 7â€ť or 8â€ť frame, do not choose a resolution which is less than 640 x 480, 800 x 480 or 800 x 600.
Apart from these two major factors, you should also check out other factors such as widescreen or regular screen, methods of uploading photos and videos before you arrive at a well-informed purchase decision.