Digital picture frames were quite popular this holiday season. And for good reason. They are an easy and enjoyable way to show off your best shots.
But if most digital picture frames are the size equivalent to snapshots, then imagine your images displayed in all of their glory on an HDTV? As prices continue to fall for large screen high definition LCDs, photographers are discovering that they can be used for more than watching Sunday sports. With screen dimensions ranging from 19 inches all the way up to a whopping 60 inches, they are the digital equivalent to large format prints.
Many HDTVs have a slideshow function built in. All you have to do is load your images on USB flash drive, plug it in to the USB port on your TV, and off you go. Also, devices such as the Apple TV have photo display software that will tap image folders on a networked computer or via your iPhoto or Aperture libraries.
For best results, make sure you crop your images to 16:9 dimensions. In this case, displaying on the TV is very much like making a print. You want to make sure the proportions of your images match the output size.
If you have access to an HDTV, take a look at its photo display options. It's a great way to impress viewers with your photographic prowess.