Digital Picture Frames That Bring Your Phone Snaps To Life

The easy way to display those pictures you always intend to print out (but never do)

Person taking a photo of sunset
Display your favorite photos without worrying about getting them developed or printed.Pexels/Life of Pix

It was estimated that 1.4 trillion digital photos would be taken in 2020, with more than 90 percent of them taken on phones. And unless you print them out, that’s an awful lot of pictures that won’t be seen—so display them in a digital picture frame. Here’s what to look for in one.

Feelcare 10 Inch 16GB Smart WiFi Digital Picture Frame, Send Photos or Small Videos from Anywhere, Touch Screen, 800x1280 IPS LCD Panel, Wall-Mountable, Portrait and Landscape

Simple Setup

Large capacity for thousands of snaps and memories up to 15 seconds long, this intuitive networked device uses its own free app. It’s also available in 7” and 15.6” versions.Feelcare

Most of the digital frames that you’ll find these days have motion sensors or timers which means they’re only on when you want them to be, and otherwise go into sleep mode. Plus, they know whether they’ve been positioned in portrait or landscape mode and will often adjust pictures accordingly. It’s unlikely you’ll be stuck for capacity either as most have at least 8GB of internal memory that will store thousands of photos, and many will also work with external SD cards and flash drives, too.

Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame with IPS high resolution display, Email, iPhone iOS and Android app, DLNA and Motion Sensor

For Social Media Fans

Seamless access to a number of social media platforms makes it easy to display images stored elsewhere, and there’s a weather forecast function too.Pix-Star

The real game-changer of next-gen digital frames has got to be their connectivity. Once they’re on your wifi network, not only can you send pictures from your device, but you can also access online photos from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, OneDrive, Flickr, Google Drive, Google Photos, 23Snaps and more. Better yet, family and friends from around the world can send their pictures directly to your frame, so you can see new images and messages on a daily basis. Top tip: let them know whether your frame is landscape or portrait so they can take their pictures so they’ll be displayed to their best advantage.

Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame - Share Moments Instantly via App or E-Mail

Networked Into Your Home

Set up playlists of your favorite images to send to family and friends around the world, or even to choose to print them. Also available in 13” size and with speakers too.Nixplay

Many digital frames come with added extras—some might have speakers built in so they can play videos with sound too, while others can be programmed to show you the weather in various locations around the world. Different products work in different ways, with some storing your photos on the device itself, and others using cloud storage—if using the latter, check whether you have to pay beyond a certain number of images.