We demonstrate how to stream your favourite snaps from a camera, your Facebook profile or an online photo-sharing site to a compatible digital photo frame.

Many of us have a sizeable collection of digital photos languishing on hard drives or camera media cards. Despite the attractions of viewing treasured snaps on a digital photo frame, it seems like a hassle to go through the photos, pick a suitable selection and load them on to its memory.

An easier alternative is to simply insert the camera’s memory card into the frame, but then you have no way of managing which photos appear onscreen – and you don’t necessarily want all your shots to be on public display anyway. A camera isn’t much use without its memory card in any case.

An obvious solution is to buy a second memory card – SD Cards can be picked up for around £10 each these days. But a better – if more expensive – solution is to buy a wireless memory card, such as the £49 Eye-Fi Geo X2.

Such memory cards let you send images stored on them directly to a PC, laptop or online photo archive, then wipe the memory and carry on shooting. Once online, you can organise your images and stream them to a compatible photo frame.

The Kodak Pulse digital photo frame supports this mode of photo sharing. You can assign it an email address, thus allowing friends and family to add their own pictures, or perhaps consider giving one as a gift so that others can see the images you’ve selected for them.

Our second workshop explains how to stream images stored online, at Kodak Gallery or on Facebook, to the Pulse.

For owners of other digital frames, our first workshop demonstrates how to achieve the same result using Windows Live. With 25GB of free storage, Windows Live lets you show off a good number of photos in the form of an RSS feed. FrameIt (also free) then delivers this stream to any photo frame that has both Wi-Fi and feed support.

Share photos wirelessly using an RSS feed

Step 1. If you haven’t already got a Windows Live account, register at login.live.com. Choose a Windows Live ID and password, then enter your details and press Sign-up. You’ll receive a verification email shortly. You’re now ready to begin uploading your photos to Windows Live.

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Step 2. Click the Photos tab, choose ‘Create an album’, name it and specify a privacy setting. You can share your photos with everyone, friends and their friends, friends only, a selection of friends or just yourself. Click Next. On the next page, click Browse and begin uploading images to your Windows Live photo album.

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Step 3. Next, create a ‘Collection’ that can be seen by your Wi-Fi photo frame. Visit frameit.live.com and click ‘Get Started’. Give your collection a name and untick the box next to ‘Add recommended sources to this collection’. You can now select items you want as the source for your collection. Click Next.

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Step 4. Choose ‘Windows Live’ to view your albums. Select any you want to appear and specify the number of images to be displayed at once. You can adjust the order in which the images are displayed. Press Save. Select ‘Set up a Frame’ to get the RSS feed address, then follow the prompts on your frame’s screen to view it.

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Step 5. If you own a wireless SD card, such as one from Eye-Fi's range, you’ll be able to upload images stored on it directly to your PC or a web portal. To set up the device, insert the card into the reader that came with it and connect this to your PC. Install the supplied software, then follow the instructions to create an Eye-Fi account.

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Step 6. Select your wireless network and enter the password. Once the associations have been set, insert the Eye-Fi card in your camera and start shooting. Photos will be uploaded to your PC as they are captured, provided there’s an available wireless network. Photos are stored in the Pictures\Eye-Fi folder.

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We demonstrate how to stream your favourite snaps from a camera, your Facebook profile or an online photo-sharing site to a compatible digital photo frame.

Stream photos to Kodak's Pulse digital photo frame

Step 1. We’ve used the Kodak Pulse digital photo frame (£99 inc VAT) for this workshop. Head to Kodak Gallery and select the My Gallery tab. You get unlimited storage, but must make one purchase every 12 months. Click ‘Join now’ and create an account.

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Step 2. Click ‘Add photos’ to create an album. Enter a title, date and description, then press Continue. Click Browse and select the images you want to upload, then hit Upload. For faster uploading, install the Kodak Upload helper applet by clicking the link on the lefthand side of the window.

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Step 3. Turn on the Kodak Pulse digital photo frame. Select your wireless network and enter its password. Write down the activation code displayed onscreen. Now head to the Kodak Pulse online portal, where you’ll be asked to create an account and add your photo frame to it.

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Step 4. Click ‘Create a new account’ and enter your name, email address and a password. Ensure you have provided the correct email address, since Kodak will send you an email containing a link you must click to verify your account. Following verification, you can add your frame to the account.

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Step 5. Give your photo frame a name and enter the activation code you wrote down in step 3. Once the frame is activated, you’ll be offered the option to upload pictures stored on your PC or from an online portal – either Facebook or Kodak Gallery. Choose Online pictures, then select ‘Customise online services’.

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Step 6. Click ‘Connect to Kodak Gallery’, select your region and enter your username (your email address) and password. Click Ok. If the login details are correct, a message will pop up stating ‘Connection enabled’, confirming that the images will be displayed on your digital photo frame. Click Save.

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Step 7. If you’d rather upload images from Facebook, click ‘Connect to Facebook’ and allow Kodak Pulse permission to access your account. Click Save. To choose which albums appear on your photo frame, select Customize. You can also include pictures you are tagged in and those that appear in the News feed. Click Save.

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Step 8. Assigning an email address to the frame lets friends and family add their own images. Click ‘Customize email’ and enter the address you’d like to assign to the frame. Click Check to ensure it’s available, then press Ok. Any images forwarded to this address will now appear on the Kodak Pulse.

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