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    Posted: 03 January 2022 at 14:51
I remember from the early days of Dyxum a discussion about whether to add a border or not, but I can't find it now so, at the start of a new year and with an iron determination to take more, process more and post more images I'd like to invite comments about borders.

I have been scrolling through past Dyxum Contest threads as they all have a good variety of images from multiple members and it does showcase how others present their images. I think it is true to say that the majority don't employ borders, keylines, shadows, logos or signatures, but still a good minority do.

Since Dyxum has a dark background I do think a white border lifts the picture off the page and I have been creating a few actions in photoshop to give myself multiple choices, including adding a rebate for my scanned film images, if I want to.

But what do you think? Adds or detracts? Enhances or spoils? Your comments and of course examples would be very welcome.

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It's one of those things where the answer depends on the situation.
For the most part a simple white border works well (enough), especially to lift it against Dyxum's dark bg.

I've even seen frames that simulate wood frames that work well. Perhaps it's a good idea to think how it would look on a wall and what kind of border/framing is appropriate to that pic.
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I almost always use a small black border, just my personal prefrence, nothing more.
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I've always used a small white border (1 pixel wide) around my final posted image to allow it to be properly displayed with the 'correct' framing - especially useful if you have a lot of black near the image edge it just sets the size of the image nicely I feel.

I also do the same for all the camera club entries I contribute - again, against a black, projected , background it sets the size of the image yet only being thin doesn't detract from the image itself.

I too add this as the last 'Action' in PS before saving the final image size - simple enough to do.

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I do exactly the same as Neil, for exactly the same reasons.
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