Dust, heat and direct sunlight are the main elements that can cause the wear of your frame’s electronics.
Therefore we recommend you:
- Clean the frame and the screen with a damp and lint-free cloth to remove dust.
- Use compressed air to blow dust away from the slots for memory cards and other openings.
- Do not install the digital photo frame where sunlight hits you directly. That could seriously affect the liquid crystal display.
- If the digital frame gets too hot, turn it off for a few hours to let it cool.
What Can Digital Photo Frames Do?
Any digital photo frame can display JPEG images. Some even formats like BMP and TIFF.
However, the most attractive features are the incorporation of mono or stereo speakers and the reproduction of sound files such as MP3 and WAV.
So be prepared to offer an incredible experience to your guests, when you reproduce the photos of your trips or a children’s celebration accompanied by your favorite soundtrack.
What Is The Size Of The Digital Frames?
There are no standard sizes for these devices; Some have been made as small as 1.5 “, but also so big, entering the range of 19 to 32”.
The smaller digital frames are designed to be used as key rings and usually have a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels.
The following format is 2.8 inches, and they work very well to be stored in a bag or briefcase. They are ideal for displaying photos of your children or grandchildren, or if you are vacationing in a summer house. Its resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.
The 3.5 “ones are ideal for favorite images, and their size is perfect for placing them on a bedside table in the bedroom.
Then you can find the 8, 9 and 12 “with variable resolutions that start from 800 x 600 pixels and more, and some models can offer a wider aspect ratio.
Finally, there are the huge ones, that is to say, those that measure 15, 19 and even up to 32 “offering you a good quality of 1366 x 768 pixels.
The latter are the ideal ones to display a photomontage of landscaping, works of art and even the portraits of your loved ones captured by the lens of professionals.
How To Load The Images?
The most basic of this type of devices contain a certain amount of internal memory and a USB port. So you have to connect the digital frame to a computer through that bus. Once it is detected, you can drag and drop the images of your preference.
This internal storage capacity can vary from 8 MB to about 4 GB.
In other occasions, your favorite gadget has been designed with a flash drive, so you can connect your USB directly transferring the files that interest you.
Other models of these digital photo frames have an integrated card reader that is compatible with SD, CF, SDHC, MMC, MS Pro, MS Duo.
Likewise, many of these devices have wireless or Bluetooth connectivity, which allows linking the frame to a home network, another computer, iPad or mobile phone.