Pictures can capture many moments in life such as a wedding, graduation, the birth of a child, soaring down a roller coaster. These photos are the pride and joy of many homeowners when it comes to decorating the house. In today’s technological age, many people have strayed from traditional film when it comes to taking pictures. Many people end up not developing their digital photos for display purposes. Here at Alair Homes Charleston, we believe those digital photos should not go wasted in storage on some drive or SD card. There are several options when it comes to using a digital display instead of printing those pictures in traditional media.

Consider the Budget

Dictating the amount of money to be spent on this project can determine a lot of things. First of all, it can be the make or break deal on whether or not a professional can be consulted or hired. Also, it narrows the size of devices that can be chosen or even the number of devices that can be made available.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

Some interior design professionals specialize in making digital photos an important aspect of their designs. If you are unsure as to how to go about displaying these photos, Alair Homes Charleston might be able to lend some insight into your questions. However, if you decide to go it alone on this project, then make sure you follow the devices’ manufacturer directions.

How Many Devices to Use

Some devices are larger than others, so their size should be considered immediately in ratio to the amount of space available. This factor also dictates how many devices should be used in a room. Is the goal to go for several, smaller devices in the range of a 5 x 7 or an 8 x 10? Or are larger screens a good option for space? These decisions need to be made early on in the planning process.

Picking the Pictures

Some devices determine what file types can or cannot be displayed in the room. There are methods to changing the file extensions to some photos, but this task can take much more time and money in some cases. The same can be said when considering to display older photos that might need some touching up. Some photos, especially black and white ones, might need a special touch from professionals before they can properly be displayed. Therefore, knowing which pictures are preferred can help to narrow down the funds needed or the number and size of devices that should be used.

Digital Photo Display Options

Computer and television screens that are in a sleep or hibernation mode are popular display options because they simply make use of devices that might already be available in the home. They also allow for an endless folder of pictures to be designed for rotation on the screen.

Digital frames are also a recent invention that can perform similar task as computers, but some of these items have a limited memory. This situation means they can only display up to so many pictures at one time. They also might have color and pixel limitations, so a picture might not look as nice in a digital frame as it does on a computer or television screen. These frames might also require the use of an SD card or a jump drive.

There are multiple options to consider when deciding to display photos digitally, which means it should be planned out thoroughly to consider all factors involved. Many of these factors, once decided, will also dictate the amount of time the project takes.