The best digital photo frames will stop your guests in their tracks and have them gazing in awe at your memories. It should display your favorite pics in a vibrant tone which draws the eye, without looking washed out or unrealistic. And the images should be detailed enough to make you relive the moment. As well as featuring an impressive display, the best digital photo frames should be intuitive to operate and easy to access — so you can add or remove from the gallery with ease. Some frames can connect to popular photo storage services to help with this, such as Google Photos, Facebook, Instagram and Dropbox. Bear in mind that if your frame can’t do this, you’re going back to basics in terms of adding images via a USB drive. Another useful feature to look out for is multiple frame accessibility, which means friends and family can add to your gallery as well. If you’ve got one of the best photo books, then a digital photo frame will make for a nice addition. If you want to invest in a frame, but you’re not sure which to choose, we’ve tested a range of models and sizes to find the best you can buy, whether you’re shopping on a budget or you want to splash out for the latest features.
Based on our testing, the Pix-Star 15-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame is the best digital photo frame for most people.
At $199, it's not cheap, but you get a big, bright, clear display.
You also get handy email features and integration with all the major social networks.
Plus, you can stream music broadcasts directly from the frame to set a soundtrack for your slideshow.
For the aesthetically inclined, we recommend the 9-inch Aura Mason Frame.
It’s the same price as the Pix-Star, but it takes a completely different approach to the digital frame concept. The frame’s focus is on super high resolution images and the solid beauty of the frame casing as opposed to bells.
An all-new digital picture frame is an excellent premium option, too.
Netgear's 15-inch Meural WiFi Photo Frame is a smaller take the Netgear Meural Canvas II, but with a stronger emphasis on personal photo albums.
It costs $299 and is available now.
The best digital photo frame overall.
Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 1.2 inches.
Touch screen: No.
Built-in storage: 4GB.
Music player: Yes.
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes.
Cloud Services: Google Photos, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, Instagram, Dropbox, Shutterfly, OneDrive, Photobucket, Verizon.