How to use Philips digital photo display 7FF1
Digital photoframes are an awesome way to get the most out of your digital photos. It amazes visitors of your home and it is a nice way to pimp your appartment. Use it to display your personal photo's or to present an artistic slideshow.
However, getting the most out of your photo frame needs a few more steps then just uploading your photo's to the memory of the photoframe.This manual explains the steps to master the Philips digital photo display (7FF1)
I assume that you know how to basically operate your photo display. If not check out the quick start quide supplied with the product or use this manual on the philips website (pdf) or the quickstartguide quickstartguide (pdf)
This manual will teach you how to make photo's fit perfectly into the frame (no black sides, top or bottom) and to optimally use the memory space on the photo display (photo size). The photo's should have an exact aspect ratio of 2:3 which is not always the same as your digital camera or other pictures you want to display. It is not necessary to use a higher resolution then 1024x682. Much higher resolutions only use up memory and don't increase the quality of the photo displayed.
Batch conversion of photo's to right resolution and aspect ratio
- Select a set of photos which are all either in portrait or landscape. (having both in the same slideshow results in black parts on the display.
- Use JpegCrops to crop the photo's to the right aspect ratio. (see slideshow below or these steps)
- Select the standard aspect ratio of 10x15 (2:3)
- Select the map where the batch of selected photos are
- Now you can match the 10x15 frame on each photo.
- When you are satisfied with the new size, start the conversion (cut/bijsnijden)
- Use irfanview to batchconvert the photo's you just resized to the right resolution.
- Open irfanview
- Press "B" or go to file, batch conversion
- Select the set of files that you resized with JpegCrops
- Select advanced options
- Set Width to 1024 and select preserve aspect ratio
- Use the resample function (better quality)
- Select ok
- Select an output directory (other then the directory the files are selected from)
- Select start
- Now the photo's are ready to upload to your digital photo display.
It is nice to be able to switch between slideshows
- To do this, using several small memory cards is the most easy way.
- These are however automatically copied to the photo display and mess up the internal photoset.
- This doesn't happen if the photo display memory is full. So to prevent messing up the internal photo set, upload a few large pictures to fill up the last internal memory space. You might hide these pictures from the slidesow on the display with the options-button on the photoframe
- You should now have:
- the set of +- 70 photo's on the internal memory (the slideshow you want to show most often)
- several memory cards with photo sets
Creative slideshows with Flickr
- Most people only show personal photo's on the photofram
- Flickr is a great source to find beautiful photo sets to pimp your photo frame.
- A good way to browse flickr for photo sets is the Flickr related tag browser
- Just type a search tag like "sunset" and you will find all photo's tagged with sunset
- Select a nice photo, go to the related flickr site and download the pictures you want for your slideshow on the photo frame
Now you will be able to enjoy the philips photo frame a lot better. Happy photo framing!!!
The photo's should display on the photo display without any black border. On the PC the photo's should have a pixel dimension of 1024 x 682 (check file options on the jpg file).