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  1. set slide show remotely

    Can we please have complete access to settings through the account instead of only some? I have needed to make adjustments on a frame I manage for family and it can only be done with the remote. This product is marketed to be managed from a distance (through the account) but the slide show, choice for captions, and other issues require the remote. Please enhance account management options!

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    • Web Folder force sequence upload option.

      Currently the two bulk upload options strive for performance and will operate on multiple images (apparent multi thread). This logic defeats the user's sequence. Prevents displaying in user predicated sequence (like action shots).

      Would be nice to still have a bulk upload but have the UI load & display in original camera shot order.

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      • Memory full: load image when it is it's turn

        I just purchased a frame and found that SAMBA and DLNA downloads all of the images to local memory before playing the slideshow. I purchased this picture frame to show all of our wedding photos. We have a lot of wedding photos. I was hoping that I could just connect this picture frame to a SAMBA share and play all of our pictures. Unfortunately, the picture frame says out of memory now and won't let me copy pictures to an SD card or anything.

        Can I get a different display mode called "lazy load"? It shouldn't be too difficult to…

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        • Ability to choose which phone files are accessed by app.

          I would like to have an option to specifically select which folders the app can access on my phone so I can, for example, limit the apps access to my camera roll only. Right now it is needlessly accessing all the album art from my music files.

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          • ONedrive

            Connect to a OneDrive shared folder. E.g. I share a folder from my OneDrive to my grandfathers account. I’d like to be able to show these pictures in the shared folder...

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            • Play video from Web Albums

              Would be really nice if the frame could play videos from Web Albums (Google Photos, etc.)...is it possible to add that functionality, or is it out of the question?

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              • Why is there no ability to rotate the pictures on the web interface?

                Rotating pictures on the web interface is necessary for those looking after a frame. Otherwise the elderly person needs to sit with the crappy remote and hit 6 or 7 buttons QUICKLY everytime a infrequent picture comes up.....not everyone sits there with the remote in their hand waiting to rotate. Please fix this.

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                • Data plan?

                  I am looking at buying this for my son's 87 year old great-grandmother. But she does not have wifi or even internet access. Could it be possible to connect this through my data plan, like I do for a tablet? Maybe that is already a feature?

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                  • Weather should update hourly

                    Weather should update hourly. Only updates once a day early morning which is very misleading in the afternoon.

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                    • Change album automaticaly every day

                      The ability to have a new album played every day from the differents web album.

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                      • Allow you to rename the photos and or add captions

                        Would be nice to have a very brief description/caption displayed with the photo

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                        • Put your new User Manual online.

                          Put your new User Manual online. You still have the 2014 version User Manual as the only downloadable version, and you have changed the screen names since then.

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                          • Let users define channels to display new/random content

                            Potential channels include News, Sports, Word, Quotes, History of the day; Flower, Scene, Pet of the day; Weather for a zipcode/location; Holiday countdown; Calendar; etc. CEIVA frames have this capability. Allows new content to come up every day to keep the content interesting.

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                            • File management on frame should display a thumbnail and be sorted by last received.

                              I cannot find a specific video to delete without sorting through Every file on the frame. The files are completely random order in the management section, without thumbnails. The online acct delete didn't remove the video from the frame. Video is too large and sends the frame into a loop, making it useless

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                              • User specified sort order

                                I would like to be able to drag & drop images on the web interface to rearrange the order of images to be displayed.

                                If that is not feasible, then I would like to be able to specify new files names and be able to sort by the file name.

                                11 votes
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                                  • Select multiple Albums

                                    I would like a "Switch Slide Show" option to select more than one album (but not all albums).
                                    Basically check off which albums to play.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Kudos

                                      Just wanted to say thanks for a great product. My 91 year old mother feels like she connects with her family when she sees the photos they add daily.
                                      She doesn’t have internet service but I put a hotspot in her home and it works great.

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                                      • Filter by date

                                        I would like the ability to filter email photos by date so it's easier to delete older ones first. Right now you can only filter by sender.

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                                        • Improved Randomization Logic

                                          The current Randomizing option will cycle through photos however it tends to repeat multiple photos throughout the slideshow. I especially noted that if the photo frame goes to sleep for some time, it seems to start back at the beginning of the previous randomization cycle.

                                          An improved randomization logic would be one where photos will not repeat, until every picture has been viewed. This could be accomplished with a logic that would have to maintain a table of all the photos listed and it would randomly hit each photo, but without repeating. Once the last photo is triggered, then the…

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                                            Hello,

                                            our implementation already works exactly as you describe:

                                            step 1 a list of all the picture to be played in the slide show is built.

                                            step 2 their position (index) is shuffled in the list by changing randomly their position.

                                            so this method is a 100% guaranty that each picture plays only 1 for sure.

                                            of course if you do have duplicate inside the frame then in the random they are also duplicate.

                                            but the random method by itself for sure does not create duplicate it is impossible with this method.

                                            The Pix-Star Team.

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