How to turn a tablet or smartphone into a digital photo frame

Do not rush to get rid of old gadgets: you can make a good digital photo frame from any tablet or smartphone.


How to turn an Android Tablet into a photo frame

In the case of Android tablets or smartphones, you will need to install a special application, which will launch a presentation with your photos on the gadget. It can be a free Fotoo program.

Download Fotoo from Play Market

  • As a source for the photo stream, you can use as your gallery, so are images from online services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. Besides, you can manage folders on a local network. After that, how did you choose the source of the photos, you will automatically switch to a slideshow of your images.
  • In the settings you can choose the display and transition effects, the order of photos and the time of their display, and also view additional information.
  • The slideshow will work until then, until you stop playback manually. For convenience, you can set a timer or schedule the activation of the ‘frame’ according to a schedule.
  • The application has a paid version without ads and with an expanded list of functions, which costs 699 rubles.

How to launch a slideshow on iPad

You can turn an iPad into a photo frame even without additional applications: all the necessary settings are in the system.

  • Open the ‘Photos’ app, go to the album, which you want to twist on the photo frame.
  • Select a photo and click on the square arrow symbol in the upper left corner.
  • Select the ‘Slideshow’ item. A presentation with photos will start.
  • In the parameters of the slideshow, you can go to the ‘Themes’ section where you will find a large selection of transitions between slides.
  • In the ‘Music’ section, you can select the background sound for playing photos.

So that the tablet does not turn off after a few hours, you have to plug it directly into an outlet. Take into account, what if the gadget works around the clock, then it will consume electricity. Exactly how much electricity will he need, it completely depends on the set screen brightness and the operating time of the device. You can calculate the possible power consumption, considering the electricity tariffs in your city.

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