How to buy the best digital photo frame Introduction to digital photo frames
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Digital photography has revolutionised how, where and when people take photos, and also how often they get images printed. With film cameras, when the prints came back from being developed, the best family photos might make it into a picture frame on the mantelpiece.
In the 21st century, however, we're more likely to look at photos on the screen of a PC, TV, mobile phone or increasingly, on a digital photo frame.
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Digital photo frames
Digital photo frames are much more versatile than the traditional static picture frame.
Rather than showing a single photo, a digital photo frame can store hundreds of them and can cycle through a slideshow of your favourite images, often with eye-catching transitions between images.
Read our expert verdict on more than 20 models on our digital photo frames review page.
Some digital frames can show short video clips with sound. This brings an exciting new dimension to showing off your holiday snaps and family photos.
So, with prices falling as the technology advances, and a choice of styles to suit most home décor, Which? gives you the expert advice you need to choose and buy the best digital photo frame.
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