The versatility of picture frames to decorate your home or office is really powerful and they can be found any place. Now with digital or electronic picture frames, the technology has give us a new age of the frame. These are found mostly at high end stores, especially gift shops, and sometimes a yard sales.
Over the years the styles of frames varied between traditional to modern and in the 1960’s came plastic frames to the electronic frames of today. Most of us enjoy, I believe, a nice wood frame made of cherry oak or something like that (for country anyway). Of course the shape of the frame to fit the picture perfectly is one of the most important features. Oval, circular, and even rectangular shadowboxes are various types of picture frames.
Where you can place picture frames is can vary between being hung on a wall to a table, easel or in various groupings. You can also use picture frames to hide ugly wall holes that never were fixed properly, breaker boxes and small nail holes. Yes, a paint job that can go south in spots, and if it fits, put a picture over it. Now a days, the trend is hanging empty frames in a grouping for a decorating idea.
Sony is set to release a digital picture frame that sports a built-in photo printer! Now you can not only enjoy your photos, but you can print them and hand them off to your guests in a matter of seconds. The idea of a digital picture frame with a built-in printer is not only unique, but absolutely necessary. Think of uploading photos of your party and printing the best pictures for your guests right on the spot! Imagine taking photos of your grandchildren and printing their photos and giving it to them as souvenirs! Sharing photos has never been easier.
The Sony DPP-F700 is a S-Frame digital photo frame with a 7-inch WVGA LCD frame. It is capable of displaying pictures at a resolution of 800×480 and has an aspect ratio of 16:10. It is jet black and stylish, able to showcase your photos in vibrant colors and crisp details.
The built-in printer is capable of printing professional quality 4 x 6-inch, 300 x 300 dpi photos in just 45 seconds. You are able to edit the photos before printing. Editing options allow you to manipulate photos in various ways, including enlarge, reduce, crop, date stamp, border/borderless, brightness, contrast, hue, and sharpness adjustments.
If you are wishing or in the market for a sexy, stylish, futuristic, unique digital LCD frame, then look no further. The Kaleido R7, from IPEVO, is the answer to your wish. One look at this beautifully designed digital frame and you might think that you are looking at Apple’s next big-thing product, the kind of product that would create a buzz in the market and long lines outside of Apple stores. Yes, I am THAT in love with this digital frame. And I am even more crazy about it because I think that it has potential for businesses who want to advertise on a medium that will draw attention to itself and this beautiful digital frame will draw attention to itself many times over.
OK, now that I have that off my shoulders, I have to ask, what does this digital LCD frame bring to the table? And how does it perform as far as quality and features are concerned? After all, even Apple has made many products that were, well, unApplish (yes, I made that up, sue me Apple). So, lets move on to our review of the Kaleido R7.
This beautiful Kaleido comes with a 7” digital frame that has a 800×480 high-resolution display and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display is a LED backlit TFT LCD with a contrast ratio of 400:1. The images are sharp and clear and the brightness and the hue are perfect. If you own a business, you owe it to yourself to get one of these and upload your advertisements and sales on it. And if you like to live that contemporary, modern lifestyle, you too will love this digital frame and how it would look on the side table.
Choosing a digital picture frame is not as easy as scouring the Internet and choosing the first one that you see. If you want to make sure that you get the best possible frame for your money, you are going to want to know a bit about the frames before making a purchase. The more you know about the technology and terminology behind the frames, the better your chances of making a good buying decision.
The Aspect Ratio
What is the aspect ratio? Just like on your television set, this refers to the height and width of the image displayed. 4:3 is standard, while 16:9 refers to widescreen (again, just like on a high definition television). You will find frames that offer the 4:3 or the 16:9 ratios. When you choose a digital frame, make sure that you check the aspect ratio so that you know what you are getting.
You are going to want to get a digital picture frame that has a high resolution. The higher the resolution, the better your pictures are going to look. While you might find that the higher resolution frames cost a bit more, they are certainly worth the extra money.
Digital photo frames can be used as great personalised photo gifts or they can be kept for oneself in order to display a selection of your favourite photographs. While you are limited to a still impressive 56 pictures with the digital photo key ring, the 7″ digital photo frame includes a 2GB memory card that can be used to store literally thousands of photos which can in turn be displayed straight on to the photo frame and controlled using the included remote control.
Personalised Photo Key Rings
A personalised photo key ring is essentially a miniature digital photo frame that is small and convenient enough to be attached to a bunch of keys. Once you’ve uploaded up to 50 or more of your favourite photographs and have recharged the key ring using the included USB cable connected to your computer, you will be able to enjoy continuous viewing of your pictures for up to 2.5 hours on a single charge.
With the modern age of photo frames on the rise, several companies have began to release the next stage of frame technology with digital photo frames. These cutting-edge photo frames were created to showcase your favorite images in a more presentable, technological advanced appearance. Unlike the general paper copy photos, digital photo frames present each and every image with crisp, clear and vibrant colors that can really brighten up a room. You will be surprised what sort of additions just a digital photo frame can bring to your room, not just as a frame but as a conversation starter. Your audience will be amazed at the ultra-clear quality and then astonished to see it can hold thousands of photos in just a single frame.
There are several sizes when dealing with these frames but the most popular choice by far has been the 7-inch digital photo frame since the introduction of such products. Larger versions of the digital frame can have up to a 12 inch frame which can be rather large for some situations. Several photo frame review sites have endless amounts of satisfied users who claim the 7-inch size is the perfect choice for any household and office uses. The typical image format accepted by 7-inch digital photo frames is JPEG as it’s very compatible with nearly all types of memory cards and cameras. Nearly all digital photo frames contain a slideshow feature that showcases multiple photos. This is a great feature and is what makes the digital frame stand out even more when compared to the old technology of single image frames. Depending upon your memory cards store size you can fit up to thousands of images onto a single frame that will keep people much more entertained than if it had a single image.
Recently a selection of 7 inch digital photo frames have released more advanced features such as video, mp3 and text file support. No longer will you just have the option of choosing an image display frame but also streaming video content as well. To show an example, if you happen to videotape your child’s graduation ceremony or birthday you can then upload the video onto your digital frame within minutes. Even more state-of-the-art frames have been released as of late which contain the ability to receive pictures from RSS feeds and several image sharing sites such as Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr. These types of frames require a wireless connection due to their built-in 802.11 wireless connectivity. For generic uploads users can easily update their digital photo frames with a memory card, USB connection or a wireless Bluetooth connection. Latest models have remote controllers included that allow the user to change the displayed contents of the frame much like a television.
An interesting new trend in electronics is the digital picture frame.
With a digital picture frame, a person can upload a few hundred megs, sometimes even 2 or 4 gigabytes, worth of images and have them displayed brightly on a small LCD screen. Some of the units actually allow for larger LCD screens, even as large as 15″ which is the same size as some laptop screens.
Using a digital photo frame, the purchaser has the ability to let the photo frame play one single image, mimicking a normal photo, or have it scroll through multiple images in a slide-show format. Hanging this on a wall can produce an excellent way to enjoy your day at the home or at the office, watching scrolling images refresh every few seconds or minutes, depending on how you have it set.