I have a Nikon D5000 that shoots 4288 X 2848 pixels.
When I take pictures, I'm not thinking of how I may need to crop the picture later on or add a border / matting so that it fits into a common frame size sold in stores.
I'd like to think that the original picture as a whole can fit into a common frame size without worrying about adding / removing content from the original picture or adding a border. Meaning, the original shot and everything considered in the field of view when the picture was taken will be included in my print once it is framed at it's best possible quality. By best quality, I mean printing at 300 dpi since it is known as the best quality for viewing at an arms length distance (at least this is how I understand it after reading articles online).
However, printing at 300 dpi will result in a print of 14.293 X 9.493 inches. I certainly won't find a frame this precise. In order for my photo to fit at this quality into a common frame size that I can find at a store, it seems like I have no choice but to either use matting, adding a border via photo editing software, or crop the picture - all things that I'd like to avoid. It doesn't seem right that I'd have to get a custom frame for an untouched 300 dpi print of any of my photos.
Am I missing something here? I know it may sound a little picky, but I just can't seem to come to terms with this limitation. I'm kind of a a picky guy :)