LAS VEGAS--Everyone knows that applying special effects is a great way of salvaging bad photos; now, Casio's turned that into a product. Its new Digital Art Frame "transforms ordinary digital photographs into works of fine art." In doing so, Casio transforms an ordinary digital photo frame into a work of fine marketing.
The frame also incorporates Casio's Dynamic Photo, which automatically composites video on selected photos. Don't worry if that looks bad--not because it's necessarily a stupid feature, but because getting two separately shot things to look good together is very tricky--because you can then apply the effects to the composited video.
Otherwise, the frame is typical, albeit with a relatively large 10.2-inch screen--though wide screen, which we don't recommend for photos which use a different aspect ratio--with Wi-Fi support and 2GB memory. But it only supports SD media and can't play MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 video.
Those eagerly awaiting this frame can get it in the spring. There's no price yet, but if it costs more than $125 that's probably too much.