View Your Digital Pictures in an Old Fashioned Frame

February 5, 2008 by Lisa 

SmartParts digital picture frame

This past holiday season, I got my parents a Smartparts SP8EM 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame. With no computer in their home and so many far flung family members, I figured The SmartParts Digital Picture frame was the perfect gift (and the price was fantastic!) The frame is made of genuine wood, giving it that old-fashioned look.

It frames a hi-definition LCD display that looks great.

The best way to give a digital picture frame gift is to load it up with digital photos. Tearing open the box, I completely ignored the instructions and dug right in. I fumbled through loading up the pictures one at a time from a memory card and don’t recommend using that method at all!

Instead, I connected to my desktop computer where the my digital photo “pot of gold” resides. Installing the OptiPix Pro software from the frame was easy and quick. With OptiPix Pro software, you can optimize and transfer photos to the frame. It allows you to store up to 2000 photos on the built-in 128 MB, maximizing your memory space.

Naturally, I was skeptical and concerned that the photos would not look good after this optimization. Boy was I wrong! The photos look delicious!

It was simple to optimize the photos with the OptiPix Pro software and transfer them to the Smartparts Digital Picture Frame. I gave the gift with 45 digital photos onboard. What can I say? I’m lazy.

My parents love the Smartparts Digital Picture Frame, but complained that there weren’t nearly enough digital photos onboard! It turns out that they set up the Digital Photo Frame on the kitchen table and watch it while eating dinner.

Now they have plenty to look at! Hundreds in fact. I only hope that’s enough to tide them over for awhile. They use the convenient remote that comes with digital frame.

Oh, and did I mention another cool factor? The Smartparts SP8EM 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame has a built-in music player. You can load up those MP3s and play music while a delightful slide show displays your collection of digital photos.


  • 8 (measured diagonally) 800 x 600 TFT Color LCD screen
  • Picture Playback
  • MP3 Audio Playback
  • Built-In Memory Card Reader Compatible with Most Common Digital Memory Formats – Memory Card Reader Accepts – Secure Digital (SD); MultiMedia Card (MMC); Extreme Digital (xD); MemoryStick (MS); Compact Flash (CF)
  • 128 MB Internal Memory

Smartparts SP8EM 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame is the perfect compliment to any room in the house! USA, LLC


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