For the most part digital cameras are digital replacements of the old film cameras. There are however new applications that are possible with the digital media that were just impossible with the old film one. Here are some ideas for what you can do with digital photos.
The two obvious things to do with digital photos is to view them on your digital camera or computer screen and to print them either at home by using a printing service or by getting free prints promotions. These two options mimic the old fashion way of developing film negatives into photo prints and viewing them in photo albums. Digital photos however allow much more.
Digital photos can be used as desktop wallpapers. You can choose one digital photo that you like the most and set it as your desktop background or you can choose a few and use special wallpaper software to rotate through them sequentially or randomly.
Digital photos can also be set as your screen saver. By doing that each time that the computer is not used and the screen saver pops up you basically turn the computer screen into a digital photo frame displaying your favorite digital photos. Like with wallpapers you can choose to display just one photo or select a series of photos and set the screen saver software to rotate through them sequentially or randomly. The software can also create special effects when switching between digital photos like fade in and out flipping and more.
In addition to displaying digital photos on your computer screen or on paper prints you can use other special appliances that were designed and built to display digital photos. One such appliance is known as the digital photo frame. The digital photo frame replaces the old paper prints frame. Instead of sliding in paper prints you simply load digital photos to the digital frame memory and configure it to display them a specific order and speed. Digital photo frames come in many sizes and features. You can use a small placed on your desktop at the office or a bigger one on the wall. Some digital photo frames are tiny in size and can easily fit in a pocket. Also known as keychain digital photo frames they allow you to carry many digital photos on you and replace the photos people used to keep in their wallets.
Digital photos can also be used in conjunction with cell phones. Cell phones today are powerful electronic devices with bigger color screen and lots of memory. You can load a digital photo as your cell phone wallpaper or associate a digital photo with a specific phone book entry to be displayed when receiving a call from that person.
Digital photos can also be used over the Internet. Uploading photos into your social network profile or to your blog is a common task done by many. You can also upload complete photo albums and share them with your friends and family or even open them up for anyone browsing the Internet to watch and comment on.
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