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Electronic Slide Show Viewer for Digital Images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004526D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 403K

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Abstract

The present invention is an electronic picture frame capable of presenting digital images. The frame includes a frame 110 made from metal, wood, plastic, or other rigid material; a screen 120 that is capable of presenting digital images such as a liquid crystal display; a media reader 130 that is capable of reading a storage media such as a floppy disk, Zip disk, or flash memory card; and a slide change button 140.

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Electronic Slide Show Viewer for Digital Images

Increasing numbers of consumers are replacing their old photographic cameras with digital cameras. Consumers enjoy the many benefits that digital cameras provide, such as the ability to send images to friends and family over the Internet, the ability to store images on magnetic media such as a flash card or floppy disk, and the ability to preview images before printing them on photo-quality paper.

The present invention is an electronic picture frame capable of presenting digital images. The frame includes a frame 110 made from metal, wood, plastic, or other rigid material; a screen 120 that is capable of presenting digital images such as a liquid crystal display; a media reader 130 that is capable of reading a storage media such as a floppy disk, Zip disk, or flash memory card; and a slide change button 140.

Figure 1 Electronic picture frame for digital images

In operation, a user inserts a disk with digital images such as a Kodak Photo disk into magnetic media reader 130. The images are then automatically retreived from the disk and presented on screen 120 sequentially. The image remains on screen 120 for a predetermined period of time, e.g., 30 seconds, or until the user pushes slide change button 140.