Photo frames are a fabulous way to proudly display the photos you love. Whether the pictures are of friends and family or your favourite car or fishing trip, having them around can make life a little more pleasant. In the past, it was difficult to fit more than a few photos in any one place. Today, however, with digital photo frames, it’s easy to store and view hundreds or even thousands of photos. If you’re ready to get your first frame, here are some things you should consider.
The Recipient – While you’re going to know what you want if you’re buying the frame for yourself, if it’s for a gift, you want to think about who is going to get it. If they are older and not that tech savvy, finding an easy to use frame – or even pre-loading it with photos – is a good idea.
Pay Attention to Pixels – If you want your photos to look good, you’re going to want to get a frame with a high resolution. This can cost you a bit more money, but when you see the photos and how much clearer they are, you’re going to see that it’s worth the money.
Aspect Ratio – Most modern digital photo frames use either a 4:3 or 15:9 aspect ratio. What you want to remember is that most digital cameras shoot at 4:3 aspect ratio. So, a frame with a 15:9 aspect ratio may end up in cropped photos or photos with blank space on the screen. Know your camera and the frame you want to show the pictures in.
Extra Features – While you’re obviously going to want to make sure the pictures look good on the frame and that it’s easy to use, there are other things to think about as well. For example, many modern digital picture frames allow you to add MP3 music or even videos to the mix. This can make a simple frame even more special.
As you can see, there are quite a few different things to think about when you’re deciding what digital photo frame to buy for the first time. If you take your time and do the research, you’re going to end up with a product that makes you happy and received compliments from everyone who sees it. Choosing the best photo frame doesn’t have to be difficult.
Whatever you choose with regards to your frames make sure that you do display them. There are too many photos these days stuck on people’s memory cards and computers. You should let this happen to yours. Display them with pride!