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SimplySmart PhotoShare frame reviews – price & how to do troubleshooting?

SimplySmart PhotoShare frame reviews

How many pictures can you put in a PhotoShare Frame? Multiple users can share images to multiple frames, helping families and friend groups stay current and connected. With the SimplySmart PhotoShare frame you can share photos from your phone, computer, social media, Google photos, and other storage services using the PhotoShare app or website. Discover more benefits in SimplySmart PhotoShare frame reviews and find the best price.

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In the box

  • Digital picture frame
  • Desktop stand
  • User manual
  • Charger

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • 8 GB storage
  • Nice looking design
  • Great concept to connect people

Cons

  • Captions positioning limitation

Specs – SimplySmart PhotoShare frame

  • Brand: SimplySmart Home
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.40 x 12.40 x 9.60 Inches
  • Sizes: 8 inch or 10.1 inch or 14 inch
  • Colors: Black or espresso
  • High definition 8” LED touchscreen display
  • 8GB memory stores more than 1,000 images, videos or messages
  • High-definition 1080p touchscreen
  • Share photos and video from your smartphone, email or social media directly to the frame via the app
  • Comes with a black and white matte to coordinate with your decor
  • Freestanding or wall mountable
  • Supports SD memory cards
  • Plugs into any standard outlet
  • Includes built in speakers, clock and weather
  • Multiple photos may be sent to up to 10 frames at once
  • Works with Google photos, Amazon photos, Apple photos and other popular applications
  • Photos may sent to the PhotoShare Frame via email, computer or Facebook

Price

The 14-inch model with an espresso frame and black matte, which is currently available on Amazon for $179.99. However, there are plenty of options, including both black and espresso frames; 8-inch, 10-inch and 14-inch sizes; as well as a two-pack of 8-inch frames available.

SimplySmart PhotoShare frame reviews

Design

The wood frame is very elegant, and light turns off at night. The 8-inch frame measures 14.86 x 10.6 x 2.16 inches. It weighs only 3.1 pounds. The frame includes  a metal stand in the box that works like an easel.

Sizes

It comes in variable sizes – 8″, 10″ & 14*. This frame was perfect for my desk at work! I took the outer frame off for space/size issues but with the frame on it would make a beautiful piece sitting in your house somewhere!

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You can easily change the look to match your home décor with white matte and black matte. Even you can make it frameless by removing wooden border.

Display

The picture quality is quite nice. Fast and easy to use. It comes with It has a touch screen and produces 1080p resolution. The photos look crisp and clear.

How many pictures can you put in a PhotoShare Frame?

It features both SD and USB slots for fast and easy import of digital photos, music and video. It has an internal storage of 8 GB. The internal memory of the photo frame will hold approximately 5,000 images (depending on image quality, photos are automatically resized down to the resolution of the frame and then compressed. This dramatically lowers the file size of each photo without losing quality).

Setup

In order to share photos, you need to download the PhotoShare app, create an account and register. It also appears you can do this from the website, https://www.photoshareframe.com/#/register, though the instruction manual says to use the app so that’s what we did. You will need to enter your Frame ID, shown when you power on the frame. Only then, after you register, will it generate your unique email address to share photos. 

  • Simple, 1-Minute Setup
  • Plug in your frame
  • Connect to WiFi
  • Create your free PhotoShare account

You also need to go to the touchscreen on your frame, go to settings, and click on your wifi and enter the password. Obviously, it needs to be connected to the internet to receive photos, though it does have a spot to manually upload photos from an SD or USB device.

App

This frame includes a very user friendly app that we have used with Apple and android devices. After apps download and creating account, you can start using.

You can select how fast you want your slideshow to run through photos, which photos you do or don’t want in your slideshow, and if you want certain types of transitions or just random transitions between photos. From the app you can add captions, which is a fun way to communicate through the miles.

The slideshow can be set to different settings such as the border, the time between the photos, etc. It also dims at night displaying just the time (low light, not bright at all). You can have music playing while displaying your photos. 

SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Frame Troubleshooting

How share photos from app to fame?

Step 1:

Select up to 50 Photos to Share by tapping the circle in the upper right-hand corner of the thumbnail. You may also add a Message to a Photo by tapping “Add Caption”

Step 2:

Select one or more Frames to Share Photos with by tapping the circle in the upper right-hand corner of the Frame (Note: If the Frame is greyed out, it is powered down or offline and unable to receive Photos at this time)

Step 3:

Tap “Send” to Share your Photos

Step 4:

Photos will show on the selected frame automatically

How I can share Google photos to frames?

The PhotoShare Frame and App are also compatible with virtually any photo management and sharing app, making it easier than every to find and share your favorite photos.

Using Google Photos as the example, Sharing Photos is easy.

Step 1:

Within Google Photos, scan or search your pictures to find the images you’d like to Share. Once you choose a photo, tap the Share Icon in the bottom left-hand corner. In the list of available applications to share with, you will see the PhotoShare Frame App. You may then select additional photos.

Note: each Photo Sharing application has a limit on either the number of photos or total file size that may be transferred and if the limit is exceeded, the PhotoShare Frame App will no longer be an option. Deselecting a Photo from your list should allow the PhotoShare Frame app to re-appear as a destination option

Step 2:

Tap the PhotoShare Frame App icon and then tap “Post”

Step 3:

The PhotoShare Frame App will then launch automatically, and your selected photos will be transferred from App to App

Step 4:

Select one or more Frames to Share your Photos with and Tap

Step 5:

Tap “Send”

How to manage friends in SimplySmart PhotoShare frame?

Invite Friends

You can easily invite Friends and Family members to share photos with your Frame by sending an invitation from within the PhotoShare Frame App

Step 1:

Tap the Settings icon in the top right-hand corner of the App and then tap “Invite Friend”

Step 2:

Enter your Friend’s email address and select one or more PhotoShare Frames from the list below.
Note: you may only select frames that you Own

Step 3:

Tape “Invite”. Your friend will then receive an email that provides them with your Frame ID(s) as well as detail on how to install the PhotoShare Frame App and create their own account. Once they have done so, you will receive a request on your Frame to allow them to Share photos with you

Removing friends

Guests must be approved by the Frame owner to send photos to each Frame, the Frame owner may revoke this permission at any time.

The full list of Users associated with each Frame can be viewed on the Frame under Settings -> manage User. Tapping on the name of the user will allow you to view all photos from that User, Delete (block) that User or Delete that User and the full set of Photos that they have sent to the Frame

SimplySmart PhotoShare frame Customer reviews

Great way to share pictures

This was a gift for my parents who have everything. They love it! Extremely easy to set up and they love that they can see what the grandkids are doing. My kids like to share pictures too as well which makes them feel closer. Takes all of 5 minutes to set up and get things going. The APP is ok but I found emailing pictures to be a lot better and easier incase they happen to unplug the unit. The frame is nice but you can also mount it on a wall if you’d like for a smaller footprint.

By Alex at Best Buy

Alternate of SimplySmart PhotoShare frame

Aura Mason Luxe

It’s stylish, has built in speakers and you can pre-load images onto it

Pros
  • +Works with Google Assistant and Alexa
  • +Landscape or portrait orientation
  • +Has built-in speakers
Cons

-No internal storage

Specs

  • Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Display: 9.7-inch
  • Dimensions: 9.82 x 7.84 x 2 – inch
  • Touch screen: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Remote: No
  • Built-in storage: No
  • Motion sensor: Yes
  • Video: Yes
  • USB/SD slots: No/No
  • Cloud services: Instagram, Google Photos, Aura App

The Mason frames are perfect for giving as a gift as you can add pictures to it without having to open the packaging – an especially handy feature if you are giving it to someone slightly less tech-savvy.

Aura makes some of the most stylish digital photo frames around. The Mason Luxe comes in two colors ways, pebble and sandstone, both of which have a speckled effect.

All you need to do is scan a QR code on the box and use an app on your phone to choose which pictures you want it to display which adds an extra element of surprise. 

This is a great frame if you can’t decide whether you want it for portrait or landscapes pictures because you can do both! It’s not the cheapest digital photo frame but we certainly think it’s one of the best looking and includes a feature so that you can also email photos to it. 

The new and improved Mason Luxe is also able to play videos with sound thanks to its built-in speaker. Its 2K resolution means that both photos and video will be displayed in high quality and the screen is slightly larger than the standard Mason frame.

You can adjust the slideshow speed so that images change as fast or slow as you want or alternatively, you can manually flick through images using the interactive touch bar.

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