When you first read the title you are probably inclined to think this is against Digital picture frames, well this is quite the opposite, I feel they are a great idea and here's why.
Most of us growing up, as I, had parents who loved to take pictures both with cameras as well as a movie camera. No I did not grow up in the silent picture era, (even though sometimes I wished I did), but 8mm movie cameras were very popular. But my father put most of his picture he took with his camera on slides and wow did he ever take a lot of them.
Of course he needed a place to store those slides, so they were put in round slide trays, which would uniformly hold the slides. Now there was nothing wrong with that, except the only way you could see them was properly through a slide projector. That either either viewing them on a white wall or setting up the screen, which of course took time, (then the bulb would burn out on the projector).
Along with the era of the 8 mm movie camera, was the Polaroid camera, which developed the picture shortly after you took it. Not a bad idea, but the pictures would fade out over time, and there was no real good way to store them.
Then came the day of the 35 mm camera. Great invention and still is, but it still uses film and you are limited on how many pictures you could take on the roll of film. Now you could get those pictures either in slides or prints. But if you are like my wife, who hobby is taking pictures and filling photo albums then you are going to have, (as we do) photo albums all over the house, many of which no one ever looks at. Do not get me wrong this is still a very good way capture and keep many memories.
Now comes the digital era, which I really love – you can do so much more with a digital camera than you could with a conventional camera. For one they store so many more pictures (literally hundreds on a memory card). Of course you can still get these picture put on prints, but you cam also, (and here it comes) take that memory card and put it into a Digital Picture Frame.
That Digital Picture Frame will instantly show your pictures and also store them. Additionally if you have pictures on your PC, you can down load those to your digital frame through your USB port. These frames are portable, which means you can move them from room to room or just leave them in one spot. The Digital Frame will continuously scroll through all the pictures you have on there. Depending on the size of your memory card will determine how many pictures can be stored and displayed. They run on batteries or AC and some even you on 12V DC. They accept all memory cards, memory sticks, multimedia cards, secure digital cards, compact flash drives. The frames can also play music, videos that you take through your digital camera or from you digital camcorder which can hold a memory card as well and of course the frame will display your still photos as well.
Digital Picture Frames come in all different sizes any where from 7 "up to 15". The sizes in inches are the actual screen size. They are available in beautiful wood frames as well as attractive metal frames. For clearer viewing of your pictures or video's you will want to choose one with a high resolution or pixels, usually the larger the screen size the higher the pixel, the higher the pixel the better quality of picture you will see.
The bottom line is this; the Digital Picture Frame is the best idea to come along since the Digital Camera. What a great way to reduce the number of photo albums you have lying around, as well as continuously displaying your photos so everyone can see them.