Hammacher Schlemmer Picture Scanning Digital Photo Frame
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)