Why You Should Use Panoramic Picture Frames

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If taking landscape photos is something you love, then chances are good that you probably love panoramic photos. With the increased use of panoramic format cameras and the shift to digital photography, panoramic pictures are becoming increasingly more common in many homes and offices. If you are unfamiliar with panoramic photography, now is the time to learn why panoramic photos are so popular and how displaying them in panoramic frames can add to your home decorating.

Why are panoramic picture frames so popular among photography enthusiasts?

* They are a unique way to capture breathtaking vistas and tall landscapes. Now you can take a complete picture of the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty without cutting off a thing.

* Their non-standard shape gives an creative touch to your picture wall making your photo stand out. A panoramic frame adds a unique dimension to your picture display whether hanging alone or in a wall picture display.

* They are less expensive than having to buy a larger picture frame with a mat to fit the panoramic photo size. Now with panoramic picture frames widely available you can find the perfect frame and avoid the expense of custom framing.

Panoramic Picture Basics

There are a three primary ways to take panoramic pictures: a camera using APS film, a digital camera with a panoramic setting or to digitally "stitch" together multiple pictures into a panoramic photo.

Originally, panoramic pictures first became popular with film cameras using Advanced Photo System (APS) film. These cameras took panoramic photos in specific panoramic sizes which are still popular today. But these days, with the widespread use of digital cameras and the software for image "stitching," there are no restrictions as to the size of your panoramic picture. Now the only main limitation with panoramic pictures is with framing your photo. The framing options for your panoramic pictures are limited to three common sizes in readymade panoramic frames. The sizes are 3.5x10, 4x12 and 4x10. Ready made frames are most popular because they're significantly less expensive than custom picture frames.

Ready made panoramic frame styles are usually simple with clean lines and are available in either metal or wood frames. Wood panoramic frames are generally more popular because they're available in a large variety of stained colors so you can better highlight tones in your photo. The choice of colors and the classic simple style of panoramic frames will complement almost any home or office decor and will add a new dimension to your photo displays.

Even though the availability of APS film is diminishing, that doesn't mean panoramic pictures are going away. With the immense popularity of digital photography, panoramic pictures and panoramic frames will be around for a long time. So keep capturing those beautiful panoramic vistas and have fun creating a truly unique photo display by mixing in the eye catching look of panoramic picture frames.

 

Autumn Lockwood is a writer for Your Picture Frames and loves photos and frames. Your Picture Frames offers a huge selection of photo frames in a wide variety of colors, sizes, styles so you'll always find exactly what you want. If you're looking for stylish squares or wood panorama frames visit our website or call us at 1-800-780-0699.

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