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Kodak EASYSHARE P720 Digital Frame - Digital photo frame - 7"

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      07.03.2013 15:45
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      It looks basic but its also a very easy to operate and quite versatile, functional digital frame.

      When my mother took ill last year which then turned into a sudden loss for the family, the only way of showing her what I was getting up to was from the pictures on my old Nokia mobile phone as she began to stay much longer than expected in hospital. At the same time, Apple's latest iPad had been launched on the market several months before hand and there was still quite a buzz about the product as well as it being infinitely larger to display photos as well as other great applications. But, at the time I couldn't exactly leave an iPad in a hospital and only having one phone in the home with a camera facility meant that the phone was always with me - plus officially you're not supposed to use mobile phones in hospitals! Then I remembered I had previously bought a digital photo frame that I had previously used at work when I had been working on a rural island at a local high school where displaying pupils' work and activities that occurred could be shown to parents and anyone visiting the department. The trouble was at the time that there were no shops on the island that sold modern digital frames - I had completely forgotten that I had bought the Kodak Easyshare P720 for use at work - time to dust it off and get it used again, then!



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      * Brand & Product: Kodak Easyshare P720 With Home Décor Kit.
      * Size: 7" screen; physical size of LCD screen:15.5cm by 9cm.
      * Overall size: 22cm by 15cm by 1cm width.
      * Pixels: 480 by 234 pixels, displays JPEG photos and other formats.
      * USB slot for memory drive/SD/SDHC.
      * CD-Rom Mac and PC compatible disc supplied.
      * Two SD/SDHC slots with compatibility with MS, xD, & MMC.
      * Automatic slideshow function.
      * Total watts power; 6 watts & 5V adaptor.
      * Cleaning cloth and home décor kit supplied.
      * My price (2011) £59-99, 2013 prices range from £60 to £80 on Amazon UK and £5 to £40 second hand on EBAY UK.



      General Design/Impressions & Quality


      The Kodak Easyshare Digital Frame P720 came out in 2009 at an original retail price of £69-99 and I only know this because of the additional round sticker price on the original box being crossed out with the £10 off cost price I paid in 2011. Out of the box, you get a slip-on-to-lock two pin plug adaptor and a slip on UK plug slot that locks in. It's a bit cheap but then it is an older frame and has other adaptors included that can be used in other countries. The digital frame itself has a CD-ROM installation disc supplied and the whole product comes with a kit called "home décor," that basically comprises of two flimsy self adhesive vinyl frames; one silver frame border and a dark burgundy red frame border; both are naturally a matter of taste and in the two years that have passed since ownership, I eventually chose the silver band to fix to the frame instead of the all white appearance; so at least they are interchangeable and the silver gives the frame a bit of class although the burgundy border looks warmer, it is more in tune with conservative homes with dark woods, which isn't applicable in my home!

      A thick black clip on frame holder and combined stand is also included and this can be locked into the back of the Kodak P720 in two ways; landscape orientation (the standard way) or portrait orientation which is all in black, anyway. Wall mount holes are also supplied on the rear too for each orientation position option. Sadly, the frame lacks curvy corners from its rectangular pillar-box style and the screen has a 7" measurement.

      Generally, for the age, this older frame is still stylish to the eye dependent on how you look at it. It kind of helps to have the home décor frames, even if they take up the inner border within the frame itself before the LCD touch screen. Oh yes, there are few physical push buttons on this actual product, with the only button being a soft push on button located centrally at the top of the frame to the rear where you will also find the memory card slot. The rest of the buttons on this frame have been ingeniously added to the touch borders alongside the central part and the right hand side of the frame.

      However, due to the age, the Kodak P720 doesn't come with a memory bank on board, nor does it come with a memory card to get yourself started. That falls down to the owner to supply. I am actually pleased that the frame doesn't have such facilities, as it would be defunct if an error occurred on it, but it does possess a few surprises a long the way.



      General Performance & Downsides


      Firstly, for this Kodak product, it isn't that necessary to use the software that they supply. You can get around it for the fact that the frame doesn't possess any built in software anyway as you add it yourself. But if you do install the CD-Rom onto a PC or Mac, the software builds in a photo uploader program naturally for the frame and you will require a standard size SD card to be able to put on any photos through the program and then into the frame. Kodak claim that the software they have produced here is a quick up loader program, but I find no difference in speed of swapping and dropping the photos I want to display using my camera hooked up to an USB cord to the frame itself in the first instance - it just involves more time going through the settings of the Kodak, which helpfully teaches you at the same time how to get the best out of the frame. If you own a Mac without an SD card reader though as an alternative to hooking up the camera to the frame, then you would have to consider camera to computer before transferring via SD card to the frame. Most PCs have an SD pull out card reader, but some Macs don't.

      In reality I found the software on my Mac really annoying, realising that it put everything that wasn't a document extension into a default program called "assets" that Kodak's program tries to open. The Kodak software seems to have conflicting problems if you have Open Office installed on your computer, for starters! In the end I un-installed the software and I just use my digital camera's own SD memory card with the photos I want to display on the Kodak's digital screen and luckily this frame can display whatever format is available on the SD card you supply.

      However, there are far more alternatives available - a single USB slot allows the Kodak to accept memory sticks added that have photos and you can also add two SD/SDHC cards at one time. This is where photos can be swapped over; a very neat and ingenious idea given the cheap price of even a basic 2GB SD card these days and its large capacity.

      All the while, functions for actual activation are handily located all around the touch border of the screen, even if each function requires a few seconds for the frame to activate. It can be slow dependent on the user, but I appreciate that the Kodak requires some time to be spent with it, to get the best out of the product because eventually I know exactly what to do the next time and changing settings thereafter takes seconds to do. Thus you're looking at a couple of minutes if you want to get the best out of the frame, rather than spending an hour trying to work out functions. I was a bit disappointed at first with the "Quick Start" function though as it only allows the frame to reposition photos and not much else, but I can see why Kodak have added the feature if all you want to do is transfer and display a much bigger photo on an ad hoc portable unit rather than carrying your expensive tablet or PC around with you!

      I also had an initial feeling that this touch-border idea is a bit old fashioned, but as time goes on I can see the benefits of having that facility - it prolongs the frame's longevity to minimise function buttons on the hard plastic border as well as keeping the idea of separate controls without damaging the frame's glass area. It also seems to minimise the idea that this unit generates dust - you get a cleaning cloth with the product but I only require to dust the back of the frame which shows up the most dust due to its black dimpled surface. I suppose having function buttons located on the border also minimises touching the actual glass area too unlike other rivals.

      In terms of adaptability then the Kodak is pretty good from the facilities it offers and with only a few downsides or features left wanting. It allows eight zoom options, able to fill the screen with the photo or add another border around it, able to program the sorting number from the photos you wish to display, able to program the amount of time you want each photo to show (3 seconds to an hour maximum) though the system is set at a default 5 seconds. There are five to seven levels of brightness control too - and as a bit of a bonus to the product - an optional display clock and timer that can be activated to switch the frame off - handy info for artists in galleries who may want to buy this product for that very option alone!

      Whilst other reviews have mocked the quality of display with the Kodak P720, I find the colours are entirely acceptable and actually quite brilliant, able to display the same kind of excellent quality I've shot with my own Canon camera in the first instance! It all comes down to what quality of the photos you use from your camera in the first place, rather than point the finger of blame at the frame! Thus if you take a blurry photo or if you take a photo that is dark and dull because the flash didn't work, the same photo will display on the Kodak, even if the bright settings are set at their highest.

      My mother was very happy with the frame when I brought it in, as I could extend the frame from the single room she had, allowing a lot of travel from the wall plug via the long cord to the actual bed. Although I was able to update the photos as time went on, she could see each detail in the photos of our home, life in general and anything else that I wanted to display, including older photos that couldn't be scanned on but were then re-shot using my camera before uploading them to the Kodak. The nurses kept an eye on the frame too, which made it all the more helpful to leave it there than run the risk of leaving a more expensive option in the hospital and taking the SD card with me also made it far more convenient for me each night I visited, incase the card was stolen or have the opportunity to add more photos. Generally, there isn't a limt of photos you can display on the Kodak - it all comes down to the amount of space you have on an SD card, and with my 2GB card I had plenty of space left over for the 30 or so many photos I had originally given her.

      One downside that left me wanting is the lack of security for the SD cards. A lock or fitting would be great to ensure that the SD card can't be tampered with or removed unless it is by the user - but for the fact that so many wonderful people were taking care of mum, I had no fears of the frame or the photos being stolen.



      Other Versions


      Over the years, Kodak have since launched other digital frames where you can add videos and naturally have a speaker fitted frame. However there is the P520 which is a lower model and P820 as well as other models that feature highly versatile features. I consider the P720 to be a middle of the range digital frame that is fit for purpose.



      Final Thoughts


      I am very pleased with my Kodak P720 Easyshare digital frame. In the two years I've owned it, it has never let me down at all and since the loss of mum, her photos and the original slide show I recorded is displayed daily, reminding me of good times, good memories and photos of my late father and other family members. It isn't the most modern looking digital frame around but it is highly functional and even the inner borders make it worthwhile to an extent. It is well made, uses low energy power and easy to use the more you use it. Look past its angular design and it offers quite a lot of versatility and the frame's lack of pre-installed memory really means far longer longevity to capture and display those life moments past and present. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2013.

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        27.02.2012 21:07
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        Not bad at the time for the price & it's purpose, but there are better options now available

        I bought my parents a digital photo frame a little while ago as I know they'd mentioned one before, but they didn't think they'd use it much. Granted, they often don't use this, but the times they have it's been a neat and affordable entry-level frame that has worked well.

        Kodak specialise in photography and they're very popular in their field, becoming a modern, advanced and trustworthy brand. There's a fair range of choice when it comes to digital photo frames so what option would be best does depend up on your budget and what you want to use it for / how much use you'll get out of it. Knowing that the best technology and higher prices wouldn't be justified, I aimed for something with a reasonable cost, that would be high quality, and that would do photos justice adequately. The Easyshare P720 seemed to meet those criteria and being the first and only digital photo frame I've bought and used, I'd say it has been a worthwhile purchase. At the time it was bought, I think it was around £50, and for the brand and its features taken in to account, it was suitable and acceptable when compared to other alternatives.

        This photo frame is quite neat, with a 7" photo display and silver trim. I actually prefer black frames, but this went better with the 'décor'. It's plastic, but it doesn't look too cheap or tacky, it just enables it to be a bit more lightweight and pushes it in to the more reasonably priced range. It's a good size at 8.9 x 6.2 x 1.2", and the stand at the back props it up; it takes a bit more room with the stand, but not much more than an average photo frame in the sense that you won't need to clear a whole shelf for a bulky piece of tech! The mains cable is the only other thing you need to factor in to the equation, which we've managed to hide behind the back of the shelf fairly well.

        The display is an aSi TFT active matrix with a resolution of 480 x 234 pixels, providing clear, crisp images. No doubt other digi frames will do this better, but I find that this is more than suitable for showing off photos, doing them justice by showing them clearly and well-lit.

        I think you can buy this same model but with a frame kit, which presumably personalises the frame a little more by allowing you to choose the frame colour via an add on frame cover. This didn't really interest me because, as I said, the silver fits well with light decor and and although it's not exactly tacky looking, I didn't want a plastic frame cover/sticker to make it tacky.

        This photo frame works with JPEG and EXIF image files, and as most photos are stored as JPEGs this is fine. To get your photos on to the frame you can simply insert your memory card or a memory stick, and this supports the following formats: 2 slots - Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multimedia Card (MMC), MEMORY STICK (MS) and the XD-Picture Card (xD). Again, I'm more than happy with this; more often than not I just use a spare SD card that I used to use with a digital camera, make sure the photos I want shown are on there (such as by connecting the camera to the PC and using a simply drag-drop system) and insert that. That way, you can keep the card in there and not forget to put it back in to your camera! If you don't already have a spare SD, then the USB option is the next best and simplest thing.

        Once you've got your photos up you can use the 'quick touch border' on the frame itself to select your options. You can, for instance, use the menu to choose how you want your photos presented, for how long etc. I like this sort of personalisation because it gives you more control over viewing the pics, and the navigation on the boarder is relatively straight forward once you know your way around it. t first, however, I did find it fairly confusing, so it will probably take a little while to get used to and remember what's what and where certain options are. It's touch sensitive enough to be easy to use and I haven't really found any noticeable finger marks after using, which is a bonus because you have no choice but to use the boarder as this doesn't come with a remote control.

        So far there have been no problems with this as an effective and reasonable enough photo frame for more casual use. It's easy enough to use and there haven't been any issues that I've had to seek help on or any faults/problems that I've needed to mention or get resolved. As is always good, however, for an added peace of mind is that this comes with a one year warranty.

        The downsides would probably be the lack of remote and the built quality. The boarder touch menu is good enough to use, but it would be nice to sit back and have a remote at hand for the lazier amongst us! As for the frame itself, being plastic isn't necessarily a bad thing because, like I've said, it doesn't really look tacky, but it could have been made to look that little bit more professional and slick. None the less, it was a reasonable price and with that in mind, this has been a good buy for the purpose and frequency for which it's used.
        [Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao)

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          27.05.2011 16:12
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          a decent enough photoframe

          We were looking for an alternative for our standard frame and we came quickly at a digital picture frame where we can put on our entire digital photo collection. The many photographs are simply added ny using a USB stick or SD card.

          The picture frame is sleek in design by the angled sides and is white of colour. This is the only colour available andis probably the best colour for a digital photo frame because it gives a feeling of luxury and the slides are therefore clearly visible on the 7 inch screen which is a good size. Unfortunately he's not on batteries or doesn't have an internal battery. There are no buttons on the front of the screen.

          The digital photo frame has two options for adding pictures: via an SD card or USB stick. My preference is for an SD card because it is small and can be place in the photo frame without being clearly visible to the eye. It instantly recognizes the USB / SD Card and plays the pictures immediately without any installation which is very pleasant.

          There is a supplied standard with 4 different ways that you can put it down by simply clicking on the back of the screen. It is thus quite stable and can therefore can be placed on a table or windowsill. The slides sure look nice but if you get too close you will see clearly the pixels, the screen has a resolution of 234 x 480. Since you normally look at the frame from some distance I don't find this any problem at all.

          The photo frame has a view settings that you can change. You can set a timer for when the photo frame just turn on and off. You can adjust the language and you have several display options. You can adjust the speed of the slideshow and the transitions. You have about 10 transitions to choose from. You can adjust that the photo is show in Potrait or Panorama mode. You can also adjust the brightness and some more things.

          There is a big back button on the top of the picture frame which you need to press it to turn it on. There is a white layer to the picture frame which you can select options on the screen, the options are like back, home, ok etc. It's all very easy to operate.

          Overall the quality is a bit disappointing when you are close up the photo frame you can clearly see the pixels and it does not look very special but since you do these usually place it at a table or on the window and look at it from a distance it looks gorgeous as usual.

          It's a great frame suitable for anyone. The design is beautiful and sleek finish with no unnecessary buttons and things around it, unfortunately there is a cable that is visible and if you are using USB, the USB stick is on the side what looks a little sloppy but overall a beautiful picture frame that is suitable for everyone!

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          Would recommend as a good present

          The kodak P720 digital photo frame has been around since the beginning of 2009 with the RRP of the product at £69.99. I first bought one in January for myself when it was on offer at £29 and have been very pleased with this purchase.

          The frame comes in a traditional yellow and white colour schemed box, typical of all Kodak products. The box is just a bit larger than a normal camera box as you would expect seeing as it's a lot bigger. Included in the box, are the photo frame, a quick start guide, a frame stand, a power pack that can connect to either a UK mains adapter or a european 2 pin adapter. This is simple to put together, and easily slides and clicks into place. You get 2 different colour adhesive matte frames, which are stickers to place over the majority of the white frame border. These come in silver and a burgundy red colour. Lastly, included in the box is a few things sealed in a clear plastic case. This includes a thick user's guide, which consists of most european languages, a dry screen cloth, software for the computer as well as warranty information.
          When you open the box, you see the quick setup guide sheet placed on top of the photo frame which is wrapped up in its protective plastic sleeve. This is cleverly packaged with the other items included in the box, and it is also very easy to put things back in safely should you need to with the ability to still close the box.

          Setup is easy if you follow the quick start guide; Take the frame stand and click it into place on the back of the frame. It is the central 'X' shaped hole in the middle (which allows you to set the frame up as portrait or landscape), being careful to not mistake it with the other holes which allow you to wall mount the frame should you need. The power adapter must be put together with your choose of mains adapter put firmly into place. It is located at the bottom of the unit, so should you wall mount it, access to the plug is easy to reach. It also means, that the trailing power cable is hidden behind the unit itself and hence making it look tidy as you look at it from the front. Turn on the power and the photo frame should instantly come to life, taking a few seconds until you reach the home screen. The inner frame around the screen lights up to indicate where you can 'touch' to select the controls. This controls light up red from underneath the border, and are by no means visible, however hard you look! Lastly, plug in an SD memory card, USB stick or connect your camera by USB cable and you are ready to view our photos on the screen.
          The screen itself is 7 inches diagonally, hence the P720 model number. There is also a P820 model, which is quite simply the bigger 8 inch screen. The screen quality itself is quite reasonable. When you look at the screen close up, you notice the picture looking quite grainy and pixelated. However, don't worry, because as you put on your images and sit a coupe of feet from the screen, this is lost from the picture and the picture looks fantastically sharp and crisp. I have pictures on the frame which have been taken by a cheap digital camera as well a by an SLR. The photos with the digital camera are reasonable, with some of the poorer shots, especially black and dark colours looking grainy, but images with the SLR are fantastic. The large viewing angle, not sure of specific numbers, but roughly 170 degrees is good, with the quality not diminishing from tighter angles. The only slight negative I have is not with the screen but with the frame itself. Around the screen is the inner frame in which all the buttons are located, and is shinier that the outer white border. This I find dwarfs the screen and makes it look small, and doesn't look proportional. Adding one of the coloured frames helps to combat this and makes it look less obvious.

          The coloured frames are more like stickers than actual frames. The are quite flimsy and thin. When you take them off the plastic backing they are supplied on, they don't necessarily feel sticky like glue, but more like static. Applying the frames take a few attempts to get right. Trying to line it up in its designated area and preventing air bubbles is awkward, but the final finish will look good and stylish.
          When you first turn the screen on, the automatic setting plays all the photos in order from the memory that you supply it with. It also automatically applies transitions from one photo to the next which looks okay, but can get a bit annoying sometimes; its just about your own opinion of them.

          The only downside I have with the photo frame is the controls of the frame. I am quite clued up on technology myself and can usually do everything with instructions. However, I find the controls on the frame confusing and not every symbol shown is instantly recognisable. I did have to get the instructions out, which gives you a quick guide to the controls, but nothing extremely informative, should you need to find this out, a trip to the Kodak website is in order. The other thing about the controls which I think is part of the problem I have with the frame is that it freezes up and stops working. This is annoying and very frustrating.
          I have since found the screens at £29.99 at argos recently which have made me purchase more as christmas presents, and have been quite a hit!

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          08.09.2009 12:14
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          A must buy for anyone like me with thousands of unseen pictures.

          I bought one of these frames back in August as a birthday present for my fiance. I never know what to buy anyone for birthdays / christmas but for once I had a good idea of what I was after. We have spent quite a lot of time over the past year out and about exploring the countryside and I've kinda taken up photography as a hobby so as a result have thousands of pictures just sat on my hard-drive unseen by anyone. Now of these I would say a couple of hundred came out truly beatiful and I know my fiance loved to see them, so it just made sence to give her them for a present. Clearly I wasnt going to have a few hundred pictures printed and framed to completely fill every wall in the house so from there came the idea for the digital photo frame.

          I pretty much fell in love with this frame right from the off despite having looked at reviews for others on here for weeks prior to seeing it on display in Tesco. I had my concerns that the image quality would be pretty poor considering the low pixel range compared to some others available but this really isnt the case at all. I would say Kodak have got it just right with possibly the optimum resolution for this screen size (7"). Up close the individual pixels are quite clear but with a medium-high quality image (5mp+) at anything over 1m away the image is truly crystal clear and suprisingly good true colour.

          Upon arrival at my doorstep and within no more than 2 minutes I had it up and running with the un-edited pictures from my cameras SD card displayed beautifully. The frame comes boxed with an AC mains power cable (changeable UK/European), Kodak easyshare software disc, Comprehensive instruction manual, 2 interchangeable decorative matte surrounds (silvery grey / deep red), and a multi positionable stand for landscape or portrait.

          The biggest feature of this particular frame has to be the quick touch border. I had my concerns about just how east to use this would be but again was shown otherwise. Initially it can feel a bit awkward and fiddley but once you get used to it it is very easy and intuative.

          Other features available include:
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          Pre-set time intervals between images
          Optional transition animations between images
          Timer to power off
          On screen cropping options
          Slideshow creator
          Copy and paste funtions


          A few things I must say about this frame. Firstly there is no internal memory or battery with this frame which is a shame as you can't pass the frame around relatives when they come around without having it permenantly plugged in. Secondly (well this is more a recomendation) the software tends to automatically resize images to display all of it, however you can set it to crop rather than resize but you never know what will be cropped out this way. So I found that if your computer is running with Windows Vista then one of the most useful tools is the cropping option on the standard picture viewer. If you use this to crop to 16x9 then the images display absolutely perfectly and you have full control over what is cropped.

          I also recommend that if you intend to purchase this item then you also purchase a suitable size SD card as it is un-usable unless using a USB device such as a memory stick. I went for a rather large 8gb card to store over 200 images with plenty of space remaining and it reads it with no problems at all. I mention this because some devices can tend to struggle reading SD cards over 2gb (See my review of Sandisk 2gb SD card)

          The only reason I can't give this 5 stars is because it has no internal battery or memory but other than that it really is a must buy if you don't need these features.

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            29.04.2009 19:48
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            A great photo frame.

            I got this Kodak digital photo frame a few months ago now, as a present for my mum. I had been looking for a nice, easy to use, reasonable priced one for a while. I didn't think I would be able to get one that completely matched what I wanted! To my surprise I came across this one on the Boots website and it looked perfect and even better, it was on offer!
            I didn't buy it straight away as I wanted to see it properly first.

            I was on a food trip at Tesco and they had a display of digital cameras and photo frames. This Kodak easy share P720 was on display.
            The design was simple but at the same time very nice. It has a white shiny frame (but not too shiny) and on the inner part of the frame around the actual picture screen is a section (which you can see in the picture, the darker bit. Although it's not that dark!)
            I wasn't to sure at the time why that had the section around the screen, but I soon found out!
            Anyway, the photo frame was on and the quality looked good, I said to my mum that I liked the photo frame and she agreed taking interest in the frame too!
            When I got home I went onto the internet to compare prices for this Touch screen, 7'' digital photo frame. In the end I found Boots to be cheapest and that's where I got it from.


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            After getting home from a successful shopping trip I decided to be a bit cheeky and pre-view my mums present!
            I took it out of the box and and plugged it in. The plug is a bit odd as you have to choose the right adapter, in the box is an English and European one. You simply slide the correct one into the section on the plug and off you go.
            It turnt on and gave a small preview of how to use the frame, it only lasted 10 seconds so not detailed by any means.
            It went onto a black screen with Settings written at the bottom. As a touch screen I was there tapping the screen but nothing happened! I started to get frustrated and annoyed that it was broken!
            I took a brake and after a bit went back to the photo frame, after tapping the screen fairly hard I realized that the bright sticker underneath the screen said to tap 'here'. Here being in the darker section of the frame!
            It is in fact a touch border.

            In the settings is everything you need, Viewing options, Clock & Timer, Language & About.
            I set the time and using the touch border it was very easy as everything is clearly marked and you just have to press the border next to the icon you want.
            I popped my SD card into the slot on the back and within 2 seconds all my pictures came up.
            I tapped the slide show button and off it went.
            I was really pleased with the way the pictures came out, the quality was even better than what I had seen in Tesco.
            Some pictures I took in New York with bright blue sky's came out wonderfully and every bit of detail was there. I was worried that the blueness of the sky wouldn't come out all that well, but it came out brilliantly just like a normal picture.
            Even when your looking at the photo frame from an angle you can still see the pictures really well.

            You can choose for the pictures to Fit or Fill the screen.
            As the photo frame has a screen size of 7'' it's not as big as some others, which can cause pictures to get cropped.
            If you don't want them to be cropped you can choose the 'Fit' screen option, this will show the whole picture.. with one disadvantage, you get black lines down the side.
            If you choose Fill the screen, it will fill up the whole screen making the picture look bigger, but the photo will be cropped.
            This is a disadvantage with a smaller photo frame but nevertheless that's what I chose, so I can't really complain.
            Other than that the quality of the photo stays the same.

            After having my nose at the photo frame I finally put it away and left it until it was time to give it to my mum.
            My mum finally got this digital frame 3 days ago and she loves it!
            It now sits proudly in the sitting room with many pictures running through it.
            My mum really likes the simple white design as she can put it in any room without it looking odd.
            And using it, she has also found very easy without having to look at the instructions!


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            You don't need a computer to use this photo frame. You just keep your camera memory card in the slot, or memory stick in.
            This can be another disadvantage, you have to keep your memory card in the photo frame. At the moment this is what we have done just left the card in. But somewhere I have a memory stick which I will give to my mum so she can use the computer to pick what pictures she wants.

            The photo frame takes multi media card, SD/ SDHC, XD & A Memory stick.
            Also you can use your camera USB cable to connect camera & photo frame.
            I have used both SD, XD & Memory stick in the photo frame and they all work well.
            I had 1,914 pictures on my memory stick and the frame loaded them really quickly in about 5-10 seconds.

            From your memory card/ stick you can pick certain pictures you don't want to show up on the slide show by unselecting them. I have done this once and it was fairly easy to do.

            There are many options for the slide show, on the setup menu. You can chose how long you want the pictures to show for, ranging from 5 seconds - 1 hour.
            Also transitions (when the picture changes to the next.) You can choose a range of different transitions e.g. Fade, Wipe Across, None, Random.
            Shuffle, frame orientation, screen fit or fill, slideshow starting point & brightness are also on the setup.
            It's so simple to use and find what your looking for, I mean my mum can do it!

            - 7'' (17.8cm) screen
            - Quick Touch Border
            - 480 - 234 pixels
            - 2 SD card slots (& Other card slots)
            - USB slot
            - 1.4kg boxed weight




            - Whats In The Box -
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            The box is about the same size as what a digital camera would come in, and as it's a Kodak product the box is clearly marked Kodak and in the Kodak design of yellow and white.
            On the front of the box is a picture of the photo frame and a few details.

            Now inside the box. A thick booklet sits on top, which is the user guide. I was a bit worried of the thickness but it turns out there are many different languages in there, and it tells you everything you need to know in 23 pages.
            The photo frame is next and it's well wrapped in a special wrapping.
            Underneath is the plug and 2 adapters (English & European), warranty, a quick start guide, Kodak CD, 2 stick on coloured frames which are silver and a red/ pink colour, cleaning cloth!! And a frame stand.
            The stand you can put landscape or portrait, and it just slots into position.
            Or you can hang the frame on a wall as there are wall mounts on the back too.
            It all comes well packed in an egg box type cardboard.


            - Price & Where To Get It? -
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            I brought mine from Boots, it was on special offer at the time costing me £43.61, original price is £63.61.
            From Boots you also get a 2 year guarantee and advantage card points!

            I have seen it in Tesco and on Amazon.co.uk
            Amazon have it for £44.95 which is a good price and free P&P!


            - Overall -
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            Both Mum & I love this digital touch border photo frame.
            It does what we want it to, which is to show pictures! And it does so in a great quality!
            The thin white cable is easy to hide and the frame looks good in any room, or you can change the frame with one of the stickons.
            I really recommend this photo frame if you are looking for a smallish, easy to use one.


            Loses a star because you can't store photos onto the frame and the cropping of photos.

            4 Stars- Recommended.

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              15.03.2009 21:23
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              Good value for the money but maybe not for the inexperienced in image editing

              This is a 7" widescreen LCD digital photo frame from a very reputable company in the business of film, cameras, and pictures: Kodak. You can view memorable photos with this frame using built-in media card slots or a USB port for easy connection of a digital camera or usb flash drive.
              This product offers a touch screen border, slideshows, thumbnails, copy and delete so you can easily transfer your pictures in the way you want to.
              The only drawback to this frame is the viewing image being 17.8cm (7-inch). Since this is not the standard picture size some people have complained of picture cropping in the transfer of the picture to the frame and also some distortion. You can always use an image editor to format your picture before transferring to the frame but some people might find this challenging if they haven't used photo editing software before. If you have an reservations about this product due to this issue than I suggest buying a regular 5x7 frame to keep things simple. On the other hand this is a nice frame and I normally use some kind of image editing software anyway if only to take out red eye, so this is not an issue for me.
              All in all I would have to rate this product as medium quality because of the format issue even though I really kike and trust the Kodak brand.

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          • Product Details

            PRODUCT FEATURES:

            Digital photo display

            Start viewing your pictures right away

            Easily drag and drop pictures with desktop software

            Sleek, modern design

            Smart, intuitive media

            Simple to use

            Store more pictures

            Easily access and transfer pictures

            Viewing excellence

            Accessorize your pictures