Most of us at some point have likely wanted to share some pictures with the rest of our family or friends, whether that’s pictures from events like weddings or parties, or just pictures that you’re particularly proud of. However, sharing pictures online with relatives or friends that are slightly older or less tech-savvy can be difficult, especially if they do not have a computer. To tackle this issue, some companies have created a new product called a digital picture frame to easily share these pictures and without the need for the recipient to have technical knowledge.
How does it work?
The digital picture frame is designed to appear just like a normal picture frame does, however they have a digital screen that allows the photos to change like a slideshow. Whilst many different companies create digital picture frames, such as digitalframe0, most work similarly and are therefore easy to use. A digital picture frame can come in many different sizes, whether it is small enough to sit on your bedside table or large enough to hang on the wall in your living room, you are likely going to be able to find the perfect size to fit what you’re looking for. The steps to set up a digital picture frame are simple, whilst you do need a computer to set up an account for the frame, it does not require a computer to work. Once the account has been set up on a computer, the frame can be passed on to the user and only needs to be connected to the phone line in order to access the internet. There is also the option to change the phone number connected to the frame in the case of the owner moving. From there, the person that wants to share pictures with the owner of the frame simply has to upload them on to the account and the next day they will appear on the frame.
The frame also has a number of settings that can be altered to suit the user’s needs. For example, if you do not require the frame to be on all the time you can set a timer to automatically turn it on and off. Furthermore, if you intend to use the slideshow feature, you can select how long each image appears for and the intervals between each image. With most frames, there is often a button that allows the owner to change the display of the frame, such as how bright the images appear. Digital picture frames also hold a lot of memory, meaning that you can store a large number of photos on the device, which do not disappear once unplugged.
Digital picture frames work very simply and can be used without the need for a lot of technical knowledge once it has been set up. If you are thinking of buying one for an older relative to share photographs, you need not worry about them struggling to use it as you can set it up yourself using your computer before gifting it to them.