Recommended Digital Picture Frames


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For over ten years, I have been following the development of digital picture frames.

Here are my recommendations for the best photo frame money can buy. Or, you can build one yourself with the right components around the Raspberry Pi.

For product reviews, useful background information and set-up tutorial, check my Buyer’s Guide section and the links below.

NIXPLAY

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Nixplay Photo Frames come in many sizes, formats and colors with great mobile and desktop apps.

Nixplay Seed

WiFi frame in 3:2 (DSLR format) in 8 and 10 inch and 16:9 (widescreen) in 10.1 and 13.3 inch. Probably the most popular digital photo frame currently. Great multi-purpose frame – read my review here and check the current price now.

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Nixplay Seed Wave

WiFi frame available in 13 inch size. Similar to the Nixplay Seed but with 2×5 watt bluetooth speakers. Check the current price now.

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Nixplay Smart Photo Frames

WiFi frames available in 9.7, 10.1, 13.3, and 15.6 inch size. Available with black, metal, and wooden frames. – read my review here and check the current price now.

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NIX LUX Digital Photo Frames

Non-WiFi digital picture frame with USB/SD slot as 8 inch and 10 inch. Check the current price now.

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NIX Advance

Non-WiFi digital picture frame with USB/SD slot from 8 inch (3:2 format) to 10, 13, 15 and 17 inch (16:9 widescreen format). Check the current price now.Recommended Digital Picture Frames 7

FRAMEN

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The FRAMEN PLAYER is a large and robust wifi frame for commercial and residential use cases.

FRAMEN Player 21” (Black)

Robust 21 inch WiFi frame in 16:9 (widescreen format) with white matte and black frame. Comes with iOS and Android app for commercial and residential applications – read my review here and check the current price now.

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FRAMEN Player 21” (White)

Robust 21 inch WiFi frame in 16:9 (widescreen format) with white matte and white frame. Comes with iOS and Android app for commercial and residential applications – read my review here and check the current price now.

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SAMSUNG

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Samsung offers the largest digital picture frames with 4K and OLED displays.

The Frame OLED

Largest WiFi frame which also doubles as a television. Up to 65 inch OLED display in 4K resolution. Electronic adaptable Passepartout and interchangeable frame. Check the current price now.

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The Frame

Largest WiFi frame which also doubles as a television. Up to 65 inch display in 4K resolution. Electronic adaptable Passepartout and interchangeable frame. Check the current price now.

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NETGEAR MEURAL CANVAS II

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The Netgear Meural Canvas is probably the most exclusive digital picture frame.

Meural Canvas II 21.5

Exclusive WiFi frame with many wood styles to choose from. 21.5 inch display in 16:9 and 1920x1080px resolution. Optional curated art subscription available, gesture control, motion sensor. Read my review here and check the current price now.

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Meural Canvas II 27

Exclusive WiFi frame with many wood styles to choose from. 27 inch display in 16:9 and 1920x1080px resolution. Optional curated art subscription available, gesture control, motion sensor. Read my review here and check the current price now.

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RASPBERRY PI

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The best mini-computer for your do-it-yourself digital picture frame. You can read about how I build a digital picture frame with a Raspberry Pi, make your software setup in under 60 minutes and download the code for Pi3D, the image viewer with the smoothest transitions that creates a whole new viewing experience.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

The latest 2019 model with onboard WiFi and 4K HDMI output for a super high resolution digital picture frame display of up to 3840x2160px – read my review here and check the current price now.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

2018 model with onboard WiFi and everything you need for a digital picture frame with a maximum display resolution of 1920x1200px. Check the current price now.

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Raspberry Pi Zero W

The smallest of all Pis with onboard Wifi and HDMI 1920x1200px capable output. Powerful enough to run a digital picture frame with the feh image viewer. Not fast enough for Pi3D though as the Zero is a little skinny on memory. Check the current price now.

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Are there other digital picture frames that you would like to see here? Tell me!

Wolfgang Männel

Photography has always been a passion of mine. Since 2005, I have looked at countless ideas on how to enjoy beautiful images digitally, making the experience entertaining, amusing, and stimulating. In my other life, I am an entrepreneur, consultant, and bicyclist based near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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