Will The Living Room Print Go Digital?
When I was reading an old Sherlock Holmes story on my iPhone with the Google Reader app (I like it immensely), my eyes spotted the image on my home’s wall. I was wondering if the painting and print that are considered to be part of the decor of your home are going to be replaced by digital frames the way that books are replaced with eBooks.
Amazon recently announced that they had more eBooks sold than physical books.
Does this digital conversion be able to replace the physical print frame that is on the living room’s wall?
There were any distinct features that distinguish eBooks from digital picture frames?
At first sight, these look different. However, I thought it would be interesting to list the distinctions.
The world has reached an understanding that reading books are very easy using digital devices, regardless of whether it’s an iPad or an iPhone or Kindle or a NOOK. The only screen I can’t use for reading for long periods of time is my computer’s screen. However, no matter what people say, I will always relax with a good eBook, something I’m unable to do on the huge screen.
With the background, I started to think about what would happen to the print of the living room photographs of the living room and the paintings in the hallway, which could be replaced with digital frames.
More importantly, What exactly was the distinction between a digital book and a display of art.
The differences might seem evident to you, but I was compelled to highlight these differences as, according to what I could tell, it was clear that the picture frames made of digital had not gained traction, even though it was an easier task from a technical perspective.
1. Give Us A Style
From a first look (so to say), both the book digital and frame appear identical. A book is essentially the display of images and text.
Digital picture frames show images. The frame may be big, but as you start to get closer to poster size, pricing becomes a concern. However, smaller frames can be purchased, instead of being able only to display one image; they could be programmed to show multiple images at a different time of day or in unexpected ways, similar to a screensaver for the wall.
That’s the issue. What you choose to put on the walls of a living room is a reflection of that of the owner(s) of the space.
The nature of it not changing between images is a sign of its significance because you selected it. Consider it as a piece inside design. The one unchanging image in the living area is responsible for displaying your taste in fashion, similar to the paint on the walls as well as the furniture within the room or the lighting system.
The book, in its essence, is not meant intended for display. True, there are always rare books to display. First editions of rare books and all sorts of things. However, the majority of our books can be enjoyed in a comfortable setting, such as sitting in a comfy armchair or seated on an airplane (ugh) or any other location, without the need to be displayed as proof of your identity.
For fashion, If the use of a digital picture is a striking feature or a declaration of your style, they might become fashionable. However, unlike the advantages of reading a book digitally, the use of a digital frame as an expression of style has an uphill struggle.
2. The Fun Factor
The book is able to be enjoyed and read on any device since it’s a collection of symbols that can be translated into your own imagination. It is the art of telling stories or writing about history that is not in the actual presentation but rather how the story or story is presented.
There is no doubt that there is a technique that is associated with physical books that can turn them into masterpieces despite their content. However, here we’re discussing a different kind of art that will disappear from the electronic book reader. That is without a doubt. However, it’s also obvious that the time will come when this kind of bookmaking art will become uncommon – and that those who purchase quality physical books will use them to invest in them and then go through them (if they are brave enough) wearing cotton gloves made of white.
The question is whether the viewer will experience the same pleasure from a digital frame as they would from an original physical print?
The digital frame that is hanging on the wall of the living area remains there. It is able to be switched on or off. It could show artwork or transform into an actual video screen. But the fact that it can show anything (unlike the case of the digital-book) can make it difficult to take pleasure in. Even if it only has one digital image, however, it will not provide the same visual appeal that a physical print does.
The ability to show anything eliminates the meaning that is behind these images.
Certain laptop manufacturers now provide different covers for their models. The design of the laptop and not the functions it performs is an important design choice.
The artistically designed books I’ve mentioned previously will become more fascinating because they aren’t able to transform into something other.
In essence, in the end, even if it was the identical “look” to the traditional print or painting, knowing that you are viewing a digital image that can be altered with the click of a button could cause the presentation to be less appealing.
Efficiency isn’t the only key to enjoying art. What do you imagine Renoir shouting to his fellow artists: “Hey guys! Take a look. We can now browse through my photos with the swipe of my phone.”
Edward Weston used to do something similar to that. Ansel Adams wrote (and I’m just paraphrasing) that Edward would invite his friends to his home and display a stack of small contact prints. Maybe they were 5x 7’s.
He would place each on a small easel to allow his family and friends to view. Without saying a word, take it off and put another one onto the easel. Then, without saying a word, continue until the spectacle is finished.
They would then talk.
However, this wasn’t an actual slideshow or digital frame that had an electronic clicker. These were original prints, and I’m unable to imagine a future where the print would turn into a slideshow. I can clearly see an era when only the wealthy could afford what we would call books.