So I’ve got this digital picture frame hooked up next to the computer at work and it shows the same boring old photos I put in it some months ago. It’s just useless. What I was wondering was how can I use it to do something useful or not boring, like learning stuff. The first thought I had was some kind of images of flashcards, like I used when trying to learn German (first the English word / then the corresponding German one).
I did this for my mom who has Alzheimer’s. I used Microsoft PowerPoint to create a slideshow with one picture per slide. On each slide, I put in a caption of who was in the picture, in the form of, “My son, BobArrgh, with his wife Robin.” Putting the caption in this form allowed her to both see the pictures and names, but also provided her with some dignity by letting her show the frame to others to show off her family without her having to try to remember all the names and relationships.
PowerPoint has an option where each slide can be saved as a graphical file (such as a jpg), which could then be copied over to the frame.
Following on from this, if you have an artistic bent (and depending on how fast you can set the photos to cycle through), you could take a series of pictures and create a claymation-style animation. Get creative.