Buying A Digital
|As – if not more – important, however, is the “resolution” of the frame, that is the total number of picture elements, or “pixels” (often quoted in the form of rows x columns) of which the displayed image is composed. A resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, for example, is adequate for a traditional, 6 x 4 inch print. The Dynamode Digi-FR7 Digital Photo Frame, for example, is a 7 inch model, with a resolution of 480 x 234 pixels.|
Digital photo frames are available in a wide range of sizes – from a few inches, measured diagonally, up to perhaps 20 inches, or more – and, indeed, in a wide range of styles and finishes, from plain plastic, to rich wood, in light and dark hues; many frames are equipped with interchangeable facia, so that you can change the look of the frame to suit your dÃ©cor.
Some digital photo frames have a small amount of internal storage – perhaps 32 MB – but are more commonly equipped with a slot for a memory expansion card. Frames are available with compatibility for all the common memory card types – CF (“Compact Flash”), SD (“Secure Digital”), etc.. – and some have multiple memory card readers. It is, however, worth making sure that your chosen frame is compatible with the memory card in your digital camera, either directly, or via an adaptor. The Aigo A2160 Digital Photo Frame, for example, features 32 MB of internal memory, plus compatibility with CF,
Digital Photo Frames allow you to share your digital photographs with your loved ones, or just display them for your own enjoyment, with no need for a computer, or an expensive printer and photographic paper. Transferring photographs to a frame is easy, directly from your digital camera, and you can choose to display a single image, or a multiple image slide show, complete with sound, and slick transitional effects. You can also change the image, or images displayed, to suit your mood, or audience, and a remote control unit allows you full control of the frame, even if it is hung somewhere inaccessible.