Casio digital photo frame for insecure photographers

Want to display your photos but don't think they're good enough to show unmolested? Casio's new frame automatically applies special effects so people can't tell they're bad.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Insecure about your photos? Casio's got the frame for you. Casio

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.