When it comes to setting up and operating a digital photo frame, I am a great believer of the notion of KISS â€“ Keep It Simple and Silly! The trick is to keep it simple so that the slideshow run seamlessly with minimal errors (if any) in the process. To begin with, we need to set up the digital photo frame that ensures anyone can upload photos and operate, even when you are not there. If you are ready to give jumpstart, here are the easy steps to set up and start using your digital picture frame.
We include extensive range of tips organizing photos, change picture orientation and resizing photos before uploading, adjust images while setting up a digital photo frame.
Steps to set up and exhibit photos from your digital photo frame
- Press the power button of the digital photo frame (yes, even if your photo frame is powered by batteries, it would include a power button and power cord.).
- Keep a dedicated external drive for your digital photo frame so that you have a drive always ready whenever you want to play the slideshow and can make changes, add photos, make deletion anytime you want. Most of the digital picture frames feature small onboard memory. Hence, I would recommend you using an external drive and set the external drive as the default source to display photos from there.
- Create a folder by arranging photos you plan to show and just drag/drop or copy/paste photos to that folder. Resize photos according to the real estate of the screen of the digital photo frame so that they match the resolution of the digital photo frame.
- Rename, arrange and rearrange the photos in alphabetical order keeping in the sequence you planned the photos to pop up on the screen.
- Make sure you also change the orientation of the photo before the show and align the orientation to set-up of your digital photo frame. If it is set up in landscape mode, then make sure you have changed the portrait orientation to landscape mode. You can use any photo editing application on your Mac or PC to change the orientation. However, if your photo frame features accelerometer, then it would automatically change from landscape to portrait and vice versa.
- Once you are ready with photos, plug in the external drive to the USB port or memory card slot. Turn on the digital picture frame. Go to the set-up screen to get your desired display such as transition, full zoom-in, random show, custom order etc.
- Exit the settings area and switch the display on.
Voila! Your digital photo frame is ready for the show, to show the slideshow in way you desired and adjusted. However, if it does not seem to display photos satisfactorily, go back to the settings to adjust accordingly.