A DIY project that I’ve long pondered but never actually constructed is a digital picture frame. Not one of those lame ones that’s good only for snapshots, but something that uses a display in the 19- to 24-inch range. Something suitable for mounting on the wall like art, rather than relegating to the corner of a desk.
Part of the reason I’ve never gotten around to making such a frame is that the Apple TV does a bang-up job of displaying photos from our extensive collection on our 50-inch Panasonic plasma HDTV. We don’t leave it on all the time to save energy (my proposed frame would power up only when it noticed motion in the room), but we quite enjoy watching our photos flip by in the Apple TV’s screen saver after we finish watching Netflix. If you’re reading along in Josh Centers’s streamed ebook “Take Control of Apple TV,” that’s what you’ll find in the just-published Chapter 8, “.”
Josh walks you through putting your photos onscreen via the iCloud Photos and Flickr apps, and explains how to display photos stored in iPhoto or Aperture on the Apple TV as well, if you think cloud-based photo storage is for the birds. He also provides advice on configuring the screen saver for different resolution photos, suggests several approaches to slideshows, looks at moving videos from iMovie to the iMovie Theater app on the Apple TV, and reminds you that you can also just use AirPlay to display photos and home movies.
As with Chapter 7, “Introducing Apple TV,” to see what’s on deck. Please keep those comments coming — they’ve been very helpful so far! When we’re done, everyone will be able to buy the full ebook in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats, and TidBITS members can save 30 percent on this and all other Take Control titles.,” Chapter 6, “ ,” Chapter 5, “ ,” Chapter 4, “ ,” Chapter 3, “ ” and Chapter 2, “ ,” this chapter is available for free, but only to ; everyone is welcome to read Chapter 1, “
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