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Google AdSense Christmas Gift Arrives – It’s a Digital Photo Frame

Every year Google sends its higher end AdSense publishers (what the cut off is no one really knows) a gift to thank them for participating in the program.

Last year it was a a little pack with a usb hub, usb light, wireless mouse, usb flash drive etc and the year before it was a glowing FM radio.

This year reports are starting to surface of the gift arriving at some publishers homes – it’s a digital photo frame. I can’t find any pictures of it yet but here’s the specs of it according to one publisher:

  • 3.6 inch TFT digital photo frame
  • 960 x 240 TFT screen, 16 mega-color
  • Picture: JPG format
  • Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV and records WAV itself
  • Video: ASF only
  • Media: Internal memory and SD card, comes with sample slideshow in memory
  • USB 1.1 interface
  • Power: 4 AA batteries or USB 5V or AC/DC power adapter

Us Aussies tend to get these gifts a week or two after everyone else – so if you’ve got one already take a picture and shoot it over to me and I’ll post it.

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Comments

  1. Kris says:

    I never knew they did this. Another thing to aim for I guess. Congrats on reaching that level.

    pensinsider.blogspot.com

  2. Aw you stink!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Nice! I got the gift last year, but this year’s income is way down with AdSense. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

  4. siong1987 says:

    I never know that Google will do this for its publishers. Congratulations for those publishers who have reached this level.

  5. My Hot Image says:

    lucky guys :p

  6. Man, I would love to have a Digital Picture frame! I guess going from $3 a month (maximum) to $22 this month on the Back of the Boony Dolls for this years cricket isn’t going to get me a picture frame, is it? ;-)

    Oh well, I am coming up on at least one payment at least.
    Molly

  7. Jeff says:

    Anyone figure out what kind of crazy JPG format this device uses? Nothing I export from photoshop seems to do the trick, and the manual conversion program is too much hassle to do 1 by 1.

  8. Yay, I got one, it’s the neatest gift! Thank you Google! I was sooo confused though, we spend alot on Adwords and make some on AdSense, so we love Google anyway. :)

    After a short little Google search, I found the answer to my question, lol. Congrats everyone!

    Angela
    http://www.AttachedToBaby.com

  9. simon says:

    Wow!! I’m waiting for the Digital Photo Frame too…..

  10. Bruce Speyer says:

    Hi, we had no idea this was happenning until a knock at the door this morning from UPS! Saw no picture posted yet, so put one on your women’s health website http://www.obgyn.net. Really excellent. Wonder what this is worth but not selling! Going to our daughter to give her bragging rights! Enjoy- Bruce

    http://www.obgyn.net/Google_Digital_Picture_Frame.jpg

  11. funny says:

    I wanna digital photo frame too XD XD
    Last year G sent me nothing :( :(

  12. If you can figure out how to display edited photos, please add that info here. I have tried everything i can think of, just get error messages.

  13. DQ says:

    I can’t get images out of Photoshop or Picasa to work either. I can only transfer the original photo from my digital camera. Lame! I found a software product called TVwriter which got it to work… but its not free and is over US$50! Anyone…?

  14. DQ says:

    Oh, the image I got to work was shot out of a Canon XT at 8megapixel! At least it can downsample well enough. But I’ll only be able to put a few photos on if that’s the only way.

  15. Patrick says:

    I got one the other day. Really neat! I agree with the photo formatting…pain in the butt…but I am extremely grateful.

  16. Plamen says:

    Check this thread for a photo: http://www.googlecommunity.com/about15484.html

  17. Scott S says:

    Got one a week ago. Pics won’t upload. This present is a curse, not a gift. Everyone at the office was jealous, now it sits dead on my desk. I guess the theory is correct. Original photos from any digital source are valid, but once you tweak in photoshop (which is what any real talent does), they do not work. I wish I had a solution. Meanwhile, I’m ready to throw this piece of crap in the trash. All it is is a cheap frame engraved with the Google logo. The universal international plug is the most valuable part in the box.

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  19. DQ says:

    Just read here: http://www.googlecommunity.com/about15484.html that you can use the Windows XP Image Resizer PowerToy. I haven’t tried… but I will soon!

  20. Brian says:

    I just received a package via Fedex and wondered what the hell it was, I hadnt ordered anything from the US… lo and behold a digital photo frame… shame there was no SD card as I use compact flash !

    Brian
    UK

  21. adam says:

    Save a jpg @ 1024 x 768 , works every time, any kind of pic. Just trying to work out which way to save the asf to get some movies on there too.

  22. tony says:

    This thing is junk, trying save pic in all size, doesn’t work

  23. THE ANSWER>>>>>OK–here is the scoup, save the editied photos again using MS Paint. They will display,no problem. Everyone w/ a PC running Windows has Paint.
    Start/Programs/Accessories/Paint

    I hear they will also display if saved using Photo Impact.

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