Usually a digital picture frame including a power plug to keep it work continuously.
Digital picture frames are in different outlook, size, material, and features.
Most digital picture frames have components computers have like LCD, CPU, memory(RAM and flash memory), control, operation system, WiFi or modem module.
They do simple task to slideshow pictures or videos and can adjust content on portrait or landscape orientation.
Generally, the digital picture frame size range from 3*5 to 10*12 inch or even larger size to 24*32 inch(diagonal size 40 inch). With a large display, the view experience will be better. Most welcomed digital frame size is 10 inch; it is the best size to play digital camera photos and smartphones pictures.
Display resolution advises us the number of distinct pixels in each dimension(horizon and vertical) that can be displayed on a display device like an LCD screen. We suggest user buy at least 800*600, 1208*800 or even higher resolution display like 1080P full HD. Same size screen, the higher the resolution, the better the view experience.
The aspect ratio of the display is a consistent relationship between width and height. It is expressed as two numbers separated by a colon (x:y). Common aspect ratios for digital frame displays include 4:3(fits digital camera photo, standard ) and 16:9(good for video usually called widescreen).
The Outer layer material used on the digital frame, usually from plastic, metal(aluminum, brass, alloy ), glass or wood. Some digital frame provides interchangeable cover for decor.
The internal memory to store pictures. The higher, the better. A large capacity built-in memory doesn’t need an extra SD card to put in or USB stick to connect. Now many digital frame offer 4GB, 8GB, or even higher memory base on price.
A new way to display photos once the built-in memory is full or don’t have photos source to slideshow pictures. Usually, digital frame supports the same memory card as digital camera use called SD card, memory stick, and USB flash driver.
A new and convenient way to connects the electronic photo frame with a photo site and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to receive photos.
Some digital frame has a speaker to play videos and music, some even use Android system to slideshow photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flicker, Google photo, and more.
Below is the disassembly picture of Hdgenius 7 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame wooden frame, for example:
CPU is the shorten of Central Processing Unit, a digital frame usually use a CPU same as a video game or smartphone, and tablets use.
Most digital picture frames have RAM(Random Access Memory) to run the operating system and built-in flash memory (512 MB, 4 GB or 8 GB) to store images, and some with a memory card slot to extend extra image space. The most common types of supported memory cards are SD, compact flash, and memory stick.
Hdgenius provide dual quality DRAM to run the system faster, load pictures quicker for smooth view experience. Premium Micron or SK Hynix 4GB NAND flash can store up to 7500 photos in the WiFi picture frame.
Since the birth of digital picture frames in the 1990s, they have seen much evolution in terms of storage method. Generally speaking, they divided into three generations:
Easy to use, low price
Inconvenient, hard to update photos
Save time to share pictures
Complicate than Gen Ⅰ
Intergaration and smarter
Smarter and more function
As new technology booms, more advanced functions are added and integrated wth the third generation frames.
These functions, including touchscreen, WiFi remote control, camera technology, etc. Some frames also equipped with alarm, music and movie player.
Many third party APP also be introduced for easy use like Google Photos, Flicker, Instagram, Facebook, and Dropbox. The digital picture frame is more like a reliable platform to communicate through photos and short videos.
The 3.5 inch, 5.7 inch,7 inch and 8 inch ones look much more like a conventional picture frame. Most customers use them as a bedside table decoration.
The large one variants range from 9,10, 12 to 15 inches. With the wall-mount function of some brands, you can choose to make it a wall painting or conventional table decoration.
In order to find the right digital picture frame, here are 5 tips for you for reference