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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Default Anyone with a digital photo frame?

If you scanned photo's to your computer and the moved them to an SD card to the upload onto the frame, how if you did that is, were you able to make the photo fit the whole frame instead of that darn white space around every photo?
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Old July 17th, 2012, 12:20 AM
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I don't have any experience in digital photo frames but as a suggestion you might want to say what is the make and model of your digital photo frame.

Another thing to consider is the source of the white border. Is it from the digital photo frame or is already on the image on the SD card, in other words if you took that SD card and had the computer display the photo would the white border be there too?
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Old July 17th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Well, this one is a Philips 7 inch screen. There is already the border that so many framers like to use in framing but the white extra border that I have is from the scanning in process. In order to be able to see the picture, I had to play around alot with where to lie the photo before scanning to begin with. My guru son said I could get rid of the white border by previewing the scan first and then using the tools to crop the extra off but I knew that then, I would be back to the original problem of exact placement for the photo to show up in it's alloted space, LOL! Hope that made some sort of sense, I type like I talk.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Howdy.
There are many types of photo frames on the market.
The exact way a picture is displayed depends on the chip set, which decodes data
and makes it visible .

Some digital picture frames can play video.
The types of video these devices can play depends on the codec set
various manufacturers acquired.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:07 PM
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All the photos I took with disposable camera's this past March on Oahu that came back to me on CD's which I then uploaded to my computer and then onto a sd card are full size and the "right" way. Everything scanned are teeny tiny and I will either have to play with it some more to see if they could be zoomed in and then saved larger maybe.
I also noticed that all the ones from Photobucket that I wanted on the frame are of horrible quality but did take up all the space as a regular photo should.
Hmmmmm......
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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Mem, I sympathise with yer frustration. Just chalk it up as learning experience.
You will figure it out.

I'm currently working on replacing the guts of a distributor of a cool old Camino.

I'm really out of my depth as regards engine repair , where there is a will there
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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:43 AM
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Well, this one is a Philips 7 inch screen.
According to the Philips web site they have 9 different models that have a 7 inch screen.

If you want to pursue dealing with settings on the photo frame you need to specify which model you have.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 05:01 AM
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Thanks, lensperson. I'm sure that's going to come in real handy if memorylane ever decides to soup up her frame.

memorylane, what you need to do is crop those photos. Chances are, depending on your settings when you scanned the photos in, they're actually big enough to display okay, but your frame is resizing the images to fit the entire thing, borders included, in the frame.

There are a lot of ways to crop your images, and once you get the hang of it you'll find it pretty easy. Can you tell me what kind of computer you're using, and about how long you've had it? Most computers nowadays come with photo-editing software, and cropping images is one of the basic functions they all have.

If it turns out your machine doesn't have a decent photo-editor, there are some good online options. They'll take a little bit longer, but they'll do the job and you'll be pleased with the results. First tell me about the computer you're working on, and we'll go from there.

The model of your digital frame is almost surely irrelevant in this case. Helen meant well, but I know almost for sure that the issue is with the images the way they were scanned, not with the way the frame is looking at the images.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Looking back on this thread, I agree with Scrivener. (I hadnít seen the part where Memorylane mentioned he had scanned the photos and left a white border around it.) All he has to do to get rid of it is to crop it with a photo editing software, preferably at the same aspect ratio as the digital frame.
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Everything scanned are teeny tiny and I will either have to play with it some more to see if they could be zoomed in and then saved larger maybe.
generically speaking... you need to increase the resolution you are scanning at.

i don't know what scanning software you are using but try scanning at either 150dpi or 300dpi.

it really depends on what the original size of the photo is.

for example, if you are scanning in 4x6 photos you can safely scan in at 150dpi and that will allow you to display as a 4x6. if you need to enlarge it then scan at a higher dpi... try 300dpi.

just know that the higher the resolution the longer it will take to scan and more disc/storage space will be required.

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This is all true, but the higher resolution won't solve his or her problem. I am almost certain that memorylane scanned the photos but didn't select the images correctly in the scanning software. Most scanners now, when set correctly, will automatically select the images and define the scanning space, but it's possible not to know that. The fact that the borders mentioned in the original post are all white (and large) indicates to me that the scanner lid was down.

I stick to my original diagnosis. Cropping the images is the first step to solving this problem, not rescanning the images at a higher res.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 04:49 PM
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i believe cropping is needed, too.

depending on the original a higher res might also be needed

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Old July 24th, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Here is an example of what is going on:

I have this box filled with all the photo's amassed thru the years. Sometimes I cut them to fit certain kinds of frames or simply just trimmed off all but the focal point. And then you have the old timey poloroids and 3x5's that you get a zillion of when you buy a package at Sears or Walfart.
But then photo's from a regular camera which was developed at a shop and loaded onto a disc adapted perfectly.
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Default Re: Anyone with a digital photo frame?

Your photo confirms my suspicions. All you need to do is crop that file three times so that only the individual photos remain as three distinct new files. It sounds like you're now saying you don't want any help with this issue. Yes? No?
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Old July 25th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Not at all! I'm trying to understand the apparent physics to having them fill the frame, LOL! I even took images I have on photobucket and stuck on the card. They were full sized, yes, but very crappy quality. Same when I wasted the money getting some printouts of them.
I thanked everyone for the tips as those are what I will use to attempt to get it right. How did that cross thru your ears as "stop helping me, I don't want it"?
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memorylane, what you need to do is crop those photos. Chances are, depending on your settings when you scanned the photos in, they're actually big enough to display okay, but your frame is resizing the images to fit the entire thing, borders included, in the frame.

There are a lot of ways to crop your images, and once you get the hang of it you'll find it pretty easy. Can you tell me what kind of computer you're using, and about how long you've had it? Most computers nowadays come with photo-editing software, and cropping images is one of the basic functions they all have.
I'm trying to help you solve this problem as easily as possible. I don't think you need to re-scan anything. The photos you had in Photobucket were probably web-friendly, low-quality JPGs. There's a good chance that your original scans are big enough, but as I've said, the frame is trying to cram the entire image (in the case of the photo above, three photos on the scanner glass) into the frame. All you have to do is trim that one images into three separate images and if you scanned at high-enough a resolution, the images should display fine.

If I'm still not being clear: most of the images you're looking at on the web are very low-quality (low-resolution) photos that are meant to load quickly but still look okay on a web-page (72 dots per inch). As long as you didn't scan your original photos at such a low quality, all those photos you scanned are probably big enough to look great in your digital frame. But you have to crop them. Which is easy to do.

So. Can you tell me what kind of computer you're using, and about how long you've had it? Most computers nowadays come with photo-editing software, and cropping images is one of the basic functions they all have.
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Okay, move over....

Seriously, face-to-face [FTF] help is the way to go here.
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You're probably right. But she's in Oklahoma and she did ask for help here.
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in this example, instead of scanning the three images into one digital image you should scan each image into a separate digital image/file.

i would also suggest a resolution of at 150dpi.

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Joel, you are telling her to rescan all her photos without knowing what the original resolution was. If she's already scanned them at a good res, you're suggesting she do work she's already done. All she has to do is a quick crop of the existing images and she can see whether or not she needs to rescan. If she's only got ten photos or so, a rescan is not that bad an idea, but if she's got two hundred, you're recommending a ridiculous amount of work that may be unnecessary.
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thank you for the reply.

i was trying to communicate that instead of scanning multiple images/pictures into a single file... that is what it appeared to me from the image that was posted... that each image/picture should be scanned to a single graphic file. that way the photoviewer, in that case, can display the individual image.

and, i absolutely agree with you, if the images are already scanned then cropping from an already scanned image is easier.

really, it all starts with the workflow... scan an individual image at an appropriate resolution (whatever that is) to single file and repeat.

of course, depending on the comfort level of the user in using the different hardware and software, it can be straight forward or a nightmare

when i was learning to use scanners early on it was fun and time consuming. years later computer hardware got faster, operating systems could recognize more memory and multi-task, scanner manufacturers made better, faster hardware with bundled software that included presets for scanning... life was good.

guess what... life is crazy better now!

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I have an HP laptop and am using Kodak software installed with a disc that came with the printer/copier/scanner.

I scanned in one pic before throwing three or 4 at a time to get it over with and uploaded them to find the head cut off for instance so I went and scanned again after having moved the pic in a different place and so on and so on. I still kept finding the white inside of the scanner all around my photo once I got it to the position on the glass that would leave me with proper alignment otherwise.
Myy 11 yr old knows as much as you'll do but when he showed me how to do it right, it pretty much sounds like the same things you'll have said and it would have been alot of work per picture plus the situation with the alignment out of place which stumped him enough to say "I don't know what to tell you Mom".
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So I scan one picture in using the actual software, it allows me to preview what I am going to scan and basically allows me to tell the machine how and where to scan it. So I adjust the crop box and other features, move it to my sd card and preview it on the photo frame. Voila!
So I then open the sd card back here on my computer to find I didn't save all the ones I scanned and put on the card the way they currently are.
Apparently, I had a blonde moment and will now have to re scan everything for that reason alone.
Many mahalo's again for the assistance.
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thank you for the follow up!

you'll be a scanning pro

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