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Article • June 13, 2012

Frame of Reference

Turn Other People's Computers into Digital Picture Frames with Familiar

This is going to be hard to hear, but it needs to be said: Not everyone on Facebook wants photo updates of your cat.

But some people definitely do, and that’s where Familiar comes in.

Install Familiar on your Mac or PC then invite your photo-loving family and friends to do the same. Once everyone is on board, choose the photos you wish to share; with a few clicks they will automatically pop up on everyone else’s computer in the form of a slideshow screensaver.

Familiar syncs with Facebook, Picasa, SmugMug, and Flickr to easily access and share existing photos. The accompanying mobile apps for Android and iPhone allow users to share photos as soon as they’re taken. On the receiving end, the iPad and Kindle Fire apps turn the devices into the snazziest portable picture frames around.

You can add and delete contacts at any time, and limit who receives what.

Except the cat photos. For once, everyone wants those.