Things to Know About Digital Picture Frames

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.

Resolution

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.

Picture Frames Are More Than Just Picture Frames

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’s Digital Picture Frame With Built-In Printer

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.