Chalk up another venue for the ever-versatile digital photograph
A digital photo frame could be a good idea for anyone who's tired of seeing the same old lineup of photos on the mantel. That's because you can make the pictures inside the frame change automatically. Most frames let you simply insert your camera's memory card and choose the photos you want to show, but there are other options, one of which is the use of wireless connections.
Most frames contain built-in memory, so you can store photos in the frame and then return the memory card to your camera. Some can store and play digital music to accompany photos and others can play short digital video clips, although not all of those can play audio with the video.
Frames generally range in size from about 3x5 to 10x12 inches. What's more important is the display area within the frame. We tested 7- and 8-inch frames, measured diagonally. Our tests showed that a number of models have some glitches that affect setup and use, and menus that can be confusing. But those issues can be overcome with a little effort.
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