I often get asked by clients about my opinion on digital photo frames. So, I’ve decided to put together a quick post covering some of the pros and cons so that you can better decide if this technology is right for you.
Let me start with the Pros.
First, digital photo frames are very affordable now. In the not-so-distant past, this certainly wasn’t the case. But as with all technology, the cost has declined considerably.
Second, as the cost has decreased, the quality has increased. The high image quality and large storage space make this alternative to traditional frames well worth your consideration.
Third, you can also save money by using digital photo frames by the fact that you won’t need to purchase numerous traditional frames or cover printing costs.
Fourth, most of these frames have the added features of letting you add sound and video. What a wonderful way to bring all your pictures to life by inserting action and audio every few frames.
Fifth, you decide which pictures to show, how often and in which order, and whether you want to include special effects. All this provides you a level of flexibility not found with more traditional ways of displaying photos.
Sixth, digital photo frames are still enough of a novelty that they will certainly garner the attention of your guests and make great conversation starters.
And now for some of the Cons.
First, you might have already guessed this – yes, you will have to plug-in or re-charge your digital photo frames. However, I believe that this is such a regular part of our smartphone-lives that this won’t be a deal-breaker for most of us:)
Second, there is always the risk that something will happen to your digital photo frame that causes you to lose all your data. The solution, of course, is to back-up everything in case you need to re-load.
Third, these frames cannot be hung on a wall like traditional frames. So, if you are looking specifically for wall art, these obviously won’t do.
I personally love digital photo frames and I hope I’ve given you enough information for you to decide if this technology is right for you. And, who knows, maybe the first images you upload will be pictures from your photoshoot with Taken By LaLa Photography!