If you’re looking for a very personal gift to give a significant other, a good friend, or close family member, why not consider a digital photo frame? Not only do they look great sitting on a desk or mantle, but unlike all those other traditional picture frames, people will actually look at these photos! Digital photo frames attract lots of attention, because since they are a seeming changing, moving light source, and they produce bright colors that simply draw people in to look at them.
Digital photo frames also let you create slideshows with awesome transitions to display all of your vacation, business or party pictures. In fact, many of these devices employ the use of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and even have video and audio so you can play little video clips of your adventures. And here’s a great idea for the frequent flyer or the friend that lives overseas. Many of the new digital photo frames are network enabled so that you can upload your pictures from your hotel room in Los Angeles, and they will automatically show up on the digital photo frame in your living room in Washington DC! That’s cool! This can be especially useful if your work takes you overseas, as it’s a great way to stay in touch with the family. It’s also popular gift for the “away from home student”.
For the high-tech guru in your family, you may want to consider a full-featured digital photo frame that has a built-in web browser, shimming Internet radio and text newsfeeds. These Wi-Fi enabled photo frames, usually cost a little bit more, but for the techie, it’s well worth the money. Many models even have dedicated e-mail addresses so that someone in a faraway country can directly upload photos to your picture frame by e-mail.
Digital photo frames have only been around for a few years but have gained popularity quickly. You can see them all over the place in the bargain stores at quite a range of prices. However, if you are gift giving, you will want to give a quality gift that will last them for you years and years. With that being said, you also don’t want to simply look for name brand. When choosing a digital photo frame. Just because it’s a name brand you are familiar with, it doesn’t mean that the menus will be easier to maneuver, or the resolution of the pictures will be any better. It’s not a bad idea to go on cnet.com and read some of the latest reviews. You definitely want to watch out for some of the cheap models made in China, because although they are indeed digital photo frames, the resolution is often poor and the picture just doesn’t look very good. Here are a few tips for selecting the right photoframe for your special person.
You go to the trouble to take the nicest pictures, maybe edit them a little bit, and then display them in a photo frames. So you might as well get a digital photo frame that has sufficient resolution to do the picture justice. Many of the cheaper photo frames out there may be attractive because of the low price, but beware flimsy construction, and above all, a low resolution that will tell your loved one in its own way, how little you paid for it. Do not buy a digital photo frame with a resolution lower than 640×480. The larger the numbers the better! The other thing to consider is the aspect ratio of the frame. Most digital cameras shoot 4:3, which is the standard rectangular type of shot. There are also 15:9 widescreen photo frames, however with this type, if you upload a standard picture, the picture frame will automatically cut the top and bottom of the picture and stretch the sides out, so it’ll fit in the frame.
The last thing in perhaps the most important thing is the looks of the frame. You can get frames that look like they have a stainless steel finish, brushed aluminum, oak or cherry wood, or even a painted finish. Your digital photo frame should be able to sit either portrait style or landscape style, and be durable enough to last years. Make sure it has an easy to use menu, and that uploading images to the picture frame is a snap, whether simply inserting the SD card from the camera, or uploading to the photoframe via Internet.