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How Digital Picture Frames Work

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Tomorrow's Digital Frames
The Ceiva II
The Ceiva II
Photo courtesy Ceiva

The next-generation Ceiva frame will add some neat features such as the ability to print pictures. You'll be able to print them either on a special local printer or remotely through a service that prints the pictures and sends them to you in the mail.

It will also have the ability to play recorded sounds with each picture, a CompactFlash memory slot to display pictures directly from a digital camera, and a small remote to control features such as printing and some of the settings that can only be adjusted via the Web in the current Ceiva frame.

Even with these added features, you'll be able to control the frame via the Web, so the new Ceiva will still be simple enough to give to your technologically challenged loved ones.

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