One way of preserving and storing old photos that missed the digital revolution is to scan them and convert them into digital images. Hammacher Schlemmer has introduced a digital photo frame with built-in scanner that lets you preserve and view photos with ease.
The photo frame/scanner converts your old photos (1 1/2″ x 2″ to 4″ x 6″) into 300-dpi jpg images with the press of a button, and stores them on the unit’s 1 GB internal memory that holds up to 3,000 images.
Images are viewed on a bright 8″ TFT LCD panel at 800 x 600 resolution in thumbnails, at full-screen size, or in slideshows that can even be accompanied by your MP3 soundtrack. The frame also displays a picture calendar and clock, plays MPEG videos, and is PictBridge compatible.
Two slots allow you to store scanned images onto an MS/SD/xD/MMC/CF memory card or a USB storage device and transfer them to a PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7, or Mac OS X. All functions are easily accessed via buttons or the included remote control. ($199.95, www.hammacher.com)