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Physical borders and matting for display of prints.

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How to create a fake long exposure from a bunch of frames

I made several frame screenshots at one angle and I want to join them into a long exposure shot similar to those pictures of night traffic. Like this example. But I can't get my head around, how to ...
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What is this frame style called?

I.e. the inner edges of the frame are "deeper" and closer to the image, whereas the outer edges are closer to the viewer?
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Are there any digital photo frames that hang in portrait orientation?

I looked on amazon and all the digital photo frames that have a hole for wall mounting only let you mount in landscape. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any product that lets you hang in portrait?
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Is it possible to reduce reflections of picture frame (from human-viewer perspective)?

I bought a couple of interior-matching picture frames from Ikea. Overall, looks great, but the front glass† gives an ominous glare. I'm thinking of anti-reflective coating of sorts. Are such things ...
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How do I choose a frame for a print?

Putting a print inside a frame is also part of composition, and a photo could be ruined by choosing the wrong frame or matte — yet I've never read any line on how to choose the right frame for a print!...
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Printing and framing with no "padding"?

I'm interested in printing and framing some of my shots in the same way as these prints are on: https://www.paperplanestore.com/collections/art-1/products/print-swim?variant=30947211145 Most framed ...
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The "invisible frame" technique used in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: what is it called?

What is this framing technique called? First, does anyone know what framing technique is used to show the finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest, below? This question is more targeted to people ...
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Why are 2:3 standard frame sizes not exactly 2:3?

I have some photos in a standard 2:3 aspect ratio that I want to print and put in a frame. However, all the options for printing as well as the standard frame sizes I found are not exactly in a 2:3 ...
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What is common practice w.r.t. providing signatures on printed photographs? [duplicate]

I wonder what are common practices these days, in order to provide a certificate of authenticity, however limited, to a printed photograph. Here I have the art-photography world in mind; ...
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How do I display my work on the cheap?

I'm a gallery represented artist and I'm about to approach a second venue about hanging there. One of the biggest surprises I found in the past 4 years was the cost of inventory, especially framing ...
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What alternatives to glass are there for framing glossy prints?

I ordered photos through an online service. Print is pretty good; the photos are glossy, so I'm wondering if there is any alternative to glass. I think putting glossy photos under glass would make ...
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Where can I get a frame for a 4x18" panoramic print?

I know a specialist framing shop can make custom frame sizes but are there any places that make this frame size as a pre-set item, for a panorama?
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What are the traditional rules for at photo mat measurements?

I learned about this in primary school; but that is some years ago so I do not recall exactly how it was. I understand there is no correct way to do this – but anyhow we learned the "correct way". :) ...
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Is 1mm acrylic (plexi) a good choice for photo framing glass?

I would like to order custom frames from an online supplier and they come with 1mm acrylic (plexi) instead of glass. The frames will be 16"x20" or larger. Is the 1mm acrylic a good choice here? Some ...
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What print media works best for framed prints behind glass?

I am planning to take a A3 printout of my family photo & frame it. The frame is made of antique wood with clear glass on it. The glass has to be present so which type of photo print I need to take ...
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Are overly large frames a style?

I helped my mother hang some photos today and was curious about one of them. She had placed a photo (in this case 5"x7") in a frame that was much larger (8"x10"). In my opinion it looks strange and ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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Should I sign, watermark or otherwise label a framed print? And if so how?

I have an opportunity to show some of my work in a small local coffee shop. Are there any guidelines/practices to signing, labeling or watermarking a photo which is to be on display? Or should a ...
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How can I preserve/protect existing framed prints from fading?

I have some prints that were printed and framed professionally, and now they are situated in a relatively bright room, and I am concerned that they will fade in the light. I have heard that there ...
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How do you mail a large framed print?

I might be mailing a large framed picture in the US, and I'm wondering, what's the best way to do so? Ideally it would be affordable, secure, etc. I'm looking for both the container and the ...
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What is the process to plaq mount (dry mount) photos on MDF?

I've seen plaq mounted photos that seem to be laminated on MDF board. I'm interested in producing my own plaq mounts. What is the equipment and process involved?
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