Grandparents can bake a cake out of this world, but it’s no secret that the older generation sometimes struggles with technology. With digital photos, how can you share them with relatives? Here are some suggestions.
Google nest hub
If you’re feeling like a really cute grandchild, you can buy your grandma or grandpa what ReviewGeek named the 2018 Product of the Year, the Google Nest Hub (previously called the Google Home Hub).
Jason Fitzpatrick, founding editor of Review Geek, loved the product so much that he called it Ambient Mode «The Best Picture Frame in the World.»
The nice thing about the Nest Hub is that it’s not just a digital photo frame — it’s a device that can add a little extra functionality to your grandfather’s life (with a bit of a learning curve, of course).
When not in active use, the Nest Hub can be configured to display photos. What’s even nicer is that you can sync it with Google Photos albums, allowing you to add or remove photos for your grandparents from anywhere in the world.
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On the other hand, this method only works for relatives who have an Internet connection. If it doesn’t, you may want to look at other options such as a digital photo frame.
If you’re looking for just a digital photo frame without all the extra features that the Google Nest Hub has to offer, then you’re in luck. Although most digital photo frames are not connected to the Internet, most of them have a USB port or an SD card slot. You can use these ports to add or remove photos when you visit.
With so many digital photo frames available, it can be difficult to decide which one you would like to have for your family members. Luckily, we’ve done the job of analyzing the various digital photo frames on the market, so be sure to check out the best digital photo frames currently available.
Sharing photo albums online
For grandparents who are connected to the internet, you can also set them up with a Google account and share your online photo album with them via Google Photos. The nice thing is that with Google Photos you can add up to 20,000 photos and videos to one album.
Setting up an album is easy. Once you’ve signed into Google Photos, select «Albums» on the left side.
Next, click the «Create Album» button.
You will then be asked to name the album and add photos/videos. Come on and do it. Once you’ve added photos to an album, it’s time to share.
Hover over the album and click on the three vertical dots that appear in the top right corner.
The menu will appear. Here, select the «Share Album» option.
All that’s left to do is enter your grandfather’s email address and hit the submit button. Once your grandparents are logged into their Google Photos account on a PC (or, if they have a smartphone, the Google Photos app), they will be able to view the photos and videos they share.
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