Mac compatible digital photo frame? (avoid Pandigital!)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SoLaTiDo, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. SoLaTiDo macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    Whittier, California
    I received a Pandigital, 8" digital photo frame for Christmas. The photos look GREAT on it... that is, the ones that it recongizes. It only recongized about half of the photos that I loaded into it. Tech support at Pandigital told me that they don't guarantee any compatiblilty with Macs - I'm on my own.

    Anybody out there get a photo frame that accepts JPGs from your iPhoto library? How's the resolution? Do they look great? Looking for something under $130.00.

  2. SoLaTiDo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    Whittier, California
    Mac compatible digital photo frame? (avoid Pandigital!) UPDATE.

    I found a solution, but it wasn't quick and easy. I still think that someone should make a MAC-FRIENDLY digital photo frame! I found some help from mgguy's entry where he recommends FinderCleaner (google it).
    (see his response to: "Help with Digital Photo Frame and SD Card on Mac")
    I downloaded the FinderCleaner, used it on my JPGs, but then my frame's icon wouldn't show up on my desktop like it originally had!
    By the way, I made copies of all the JPGs I wanted to use in the digital frame before "cleaning" them. Then I put them all on a USB flash drive, and moved them to my daughter's PC. From there I figured out how to put them into the Pandigital photo frame. Even THEN, I noticed that somewhere in the process, unreadable duplicates of each file had appeared. I deleted them before uploading them to the photo frame. Now it is working great, and the transitions are faster since the frame isn't trying to read all the bad duplicate files. To be fair, the Pandigital frame is pretty cool. It has 128M of internal memory (don't need a separate photo card) but it does have ports for various cards. It also does video, and mp3s, and the resolution is BEAUTIFUL! The next best thing is that it was around $120 at Costco! I just wish it was Mac-friendly!!! It's a hassle to have to move my files from my Mac to a PC before I can upload them.

  3. theanimala macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2007
    I have the 8" Pandigital from Costco, and I have had no problems using it to see my photo's from iPhoto. My wife bought two of them as gifts for relatives and copied 600 photo's to one card and 550 photo's to another card and both have worked great in their respective frames. Not sure why you need mac compatibility, if the pic is on a memory card then the frame seems to be able to play it...
  4. tenmiler macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Summit county, Co
    Mine works fine

    I just got the Pandigital 8" as well. While it took a long time for the thing to show up on my finder, I was easily able to export from iPhoto directly to the frame. They now rotate perfectly and I'm happy.

    I run 10.4.11 and iPhoto 6.
  5. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    This is totally OT, but I like the general idea of a digital photoframe very much... except, I just don't get the 8" business.

    I mean, I want to see a beautiful large frame, like 30" or so - or even 32" or bigger! And let it be really slim, so it can be hung on a wall, like a painting. With great resolution so it can display high resolution photos in every detail. And have a huge memory capacity, like 500GB++ or even a couple TB. I have tens of thousands of high quality photos I've taken over the years, and it would be great fun to have an endless parade of those displayed on my wall... wow!

    Of course, I'll have to wait years and years for such a thing to appear... meanwhile 8" just doesn't do it for me./shrug
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It's called an HDTV with a custom made frame. ;)
  7. Muzzway macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007
    Here's a 32-incher, not quite what you described though. :p
  8. joansouder macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009

    I just got an 8" pandigital frame, and inserted the quick start up guide into my computer. My computer did not recgonize the disc and now I can't eject it. Any suggestions?
  9. jk1002 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2008
    go to application - utilities - disk utility .... you can eject the disk with that one ... this sometimes happens when it fails to mount the disc ...

  10. andieecarter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2011
    Basically, digital photo frame is a frame LCD screen. With sufficient internal memory, like hard drive or memory card, this is a good place for your photos. You can remember your loved ones and family activities, photos displayed on your digital photo frame.

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