You know a product has turned mainstream when you start seeing all kinds of options, sizes, extra features, colors, flavors â€“ not unlike how Cornflakes now appears in 101 variations. Such is the case with Digital Picture frames. The other day, I saw one that even reports on the weather real time. And a few lets you crop, lighten, and add effects to your photos right on it (I prefer to edit the source photos on my PC before transporting my photos to a picture frame, ipod, flicker, etc).
Picture Frame designs – you will find one that will match any living room, from simple clear frames to this handsome, wood, fashion-statement designs like the Philips 6.5-Inch Digital Picture Frame.
Want your digital pictures to come alive and greet you when you return from the office? The Philips 9-Inch Digital Picture Frame has a programmable timer to turn on and off automatically according to your schedule (and save energy).
Wireless anyone? With a wi-fi picture frame you are able send pictures to the frame wirelessly. They make it easy to display an ever changing collection of pictures either from your home PC or a shared collection (like a Flickr account). The USA 10.4-Inch PU10WB 256MB Digital Picture Frame is Bluetooth enabled, but you need to fill in a form that comes in the box to receive your free bluetooth adapter that you can just plug into a USB port on your PC. You can then "beam up" photos from your PC to frame.
Sizes are available in a wide range too, from little keychain picture frame, to large 14 inch frames. You can now get a 12-Inch Digital Picture Frame for less than $200.
The feature Iâ€™m happiest to see is the ability to play video. The Opteka 8" Digital Picture Frame plays MP3 and video. A word of caution: edit your videos, keep the edited clips tight short, and entertaining. Watching slow, boring unedited video footage on a digital picture frame is like watching grass grow. To edit your videos or to trim your video, your PC comes with a free video editing software: Windows Movie Maker.