How Digital Photo Frames Work
Digital photo frames are a way to show off the pictures you took on that cruise to Mexico. Instead of the old fashioned photo frame that can only display one picture, people can now display thousands of pictures throughout the day all from a single digital photo frame. These pieces of technology are quite amazing. One of the best ways to understand the concept of a digital photo frame is to think of them as miniature TVs that don't have any external ports.
A 32 inch LCD TV is usually capable of accepting multiple inputs including, but not limited to, HDMI, composite, and component inputs. They take the information that they get from the ports and display them on the led TV. A digital photo frame works in a very similar way. Instead of displaying information from other sources, it reads off of its' own memory and then displays that video or picture. Oftentimes the photo frames will also include a slot to put memory cards in, such as a SD or MMC card. When these expansion slots are available you are able to put literally thousands of pictures on your frame. If you really know what you're doing you could even fit hundreds of thousands of pictures. The possibilities are almost endless.
There are a few things that people need to look for when buying a photo frame. First off, make sure that the photo frame has either one of two things. It needs to have at least 1 gig of internal memory OR the ability to accept other types of memory cards. Oftentimes photo frames have only 32 megs of internal memory, which is only good for 10-20 pictures. For most people, this isn't enough. You want at least 1 gig of memory whether it comes from inside the machine or from your memory card, it doesn't matter.
Another thing that people should look out for is the price and brand of the machine. You get what you pay for. This saying is very true for photo frames. Cheap photo frames are going to wear out over time. The pictures will end up washed out over only a few months of use. Get a photo frame from a company you recognize or that has been recommended to you from a friend. Notice how the word cheap was used, not inexpensive. Digital photo frames are oftentimes on sale. These types of frames are perfectly OK. Inexpensive photo frames can be a good way to go. Just make sure that the build quality is OK!
Digital photo frames are a great present for your family or even for yourself. They make a great centerpiece for any living room!