Digital Frame Wifi

There's never been a better time to invest in a digital photo frame. A digital photo frame is a great way to view photos and share them with family and friends.

Most people take hundreds of photos each year only to have the photos locked up on their phones, computers or cloud accounts - rarely ever seen. A digital frame can display all these photos on a loop. Making your memories come to life.

And with most people taking videos on their phones, a good digital frame also lets you enjoy all the videos you take.

Digital picture frames also make it easier to share photos with family and friends. Instead of sending a photo via email, or signing up for an account - you can simply send the photos to frames located anywhere in the world!


A Brief History of the Digital Photo Frame

First General Digital Picture Frames With SD Cards

The very first digital photo frames appeared soon after digital cameras became mainstream. These devices read photos from D card taken from a digital camera and displayed photos from the card.

The first generation digital frames worked well for a number of years until the introduction of the iPhone. Apple's iPhone didn't have an SD card you could use to transfer photos to a digital frame. The iPhone had a screen. Though tiny, the iPhone screen meant the digital picture frame wasn't needed to view photos.

In 2010, with the introduction of the iPad tablet it seemed as if the digital frame had met its end.

Second General Digital Frames Add Wifi

The death of the digital photo frame was premature. The consumer shift away from digital cameras meant that SD cards were no longer available as a way to transfer photos to a digital picture frame.

However, the shift to taking photos on a smart phone meant that Wifi was available. The digital photo frame with wifi was born. You could now take photos on a smart phone and then send the photo to a digital picture frame with wifi located anywhere in the world!

Todays Wifi Frames Have a Touchscreen and Battery

If the iPad tablet was responsible for ending the market for first generation digital photo frames, then technology borrowed from tablets has produced a feature rich third generation of digital frames. Today's digital photo frames take advantage of the touch screens, wifi and batteries we see in tablets today.

PhotoSpring's Must-Haves for Digital Photo Frames

Here are six must-have features to look for when purchasing a digital picture frame:

WiFi

A Wifi digital frame is a must in this day an age. Wifi lets you load photos from a smartphone or computer to the frame from anywhere in the world. Wifi also lets you update the frame's software to add new features.


Video Support

For every 20-25 photos taken, a memory is captured on video. Whether it's a baby's first steps or a little league at bat - video frames reveal memories in a totally different way. Don't skimp on a frame that doesn't have video support! Careful. Some vendors charge for video.

Touchscreen

Once you dive down the rabbit hole of memories on a digital frame you'll want to be able to linger on a photo, go back to previous photos or skip to new photos. A touch screen is a must. Touch screens also make it possible to easily organize photos and manage the frame.


Loading Options

Wifi frames load photos and videos via email, web browser or app from anywhere in the world. As long as the frame has a wifi connection it can accept photos

Some frames, like PhotoSpring frames, also let you load frames via USB or SD card. This makes transfer from a digital camera or thumb drive simple.

Cloud Frame

Some frames are implemented as cloud frames. The photos are stored in servers and streamed to the frame. While this might make photos easier to manage, if you lose wifi then the frame becomes useless. PhotoSpring can be setup as a cloud frame but the photos are always stored on the frame so they are always ready to view.


Beware Hidden Costs

Some frame vendors charge a monthly fee to load video, use their app, or store photos on their cloud networks. So if you give one of these frames as a gift you may be saddling the recipient with the monthly costs! PhotoSpring wifi photo frames have no hidden monthly fees.


PhotoSpring's Line of Wifi Photo Frames