Why leave your tablet sitting in a drawer when you have a high resolution screen which is just perfect to display your favourite photos? Instead of using a dedicated digital photo frame all you need is a stand for your tablet. There are many tablet covers with stands available – I bought one for my tablet from an eBay seller in China that arrived in the post after a couple of weeks. Only cost me around $15 so I wouldn’t have stressed if it never turned up! Failing that,  I know a clever lady who uses a cheap plastic plate stand for her Nexus tablet – clever girl!

Next, you need an app that gives you a full screen slide show of your photos, this is where Fotolio comes in.

From the app description – ‘Fotolio is a simple application to showcase your photography or art portfolio on Android tablets. This app is not a replacement for your gallery and its main function is to provide an easy and clean way to present portfolios on Android Tablets. Though this app will work on most phones, it is recommended only for tablets. All layouts are optimized to take advantage of the large screens on tablets.’

Options are a little limited, the most useful is the one that crops the images to fill the screen which is usually the best way to display images as it avoids annoying black bands on the sides.

I’m sure there are other slideshow apps in the Play Store, but this one suits my needs for a simple digital photo frame.
Enjoy, Andy


Price : FREE
Size : 1.77Mb
Needs : Android 2.3+

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About the Author : Andy describes himself as "an older geek" and has been assisting seniors with understanding technology for many years. He is involved with his local seniors computer club and believes that seniors appreciate assistance from those of a similar age group.

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Thanks, Andy
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