Displaying Prints


MartynUK

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 11:53
A good picture looks so much nicer in a decent print at A4 or larger. But there are only so many walls in the house!

How do other members store/display prints? Can anyone recommend a nice format portfolio binder or something similar?

Or....is everyone content with computer displays?
Martyn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/northamptonshirecouk/

beakynet

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 12:01
Ever though about a large digital photoframe?
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MartynUK

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 12:10
They're nice - I hadn't seen ones that large.

I might be tempted... but still like to have a printed version to carry around.
Martyn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/northamptonshirecouk/

Gwyn

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 12:14
I agree Martyn. Photos look much better in print.

I have the same problem - plus my husband doesn't want photos on every wall, and we have to have room for photos of grandkids and the like .

I rotate the photos that are hung up. Plus I make photo books.

Having just redecorated our hall and thrown out the picture that used to hang there I have a whole new wall for photos . Just have to make a decision on which get hung there .

MartynUK

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 12:20
There are these link that have been around for quite a while.

The only thing about them is that I would prefer to see the images displayed with some sort of mount/frame as they would be in the wall. I suppose I could add one in photoshop......
Martyn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/northamptonshirecouk/

Iam1of2

Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 01:49
I think a photo deserves a frame or mount and I have begun to apply them in post processing. I use a 32 inch tv as my monitor and often leave it running a wallpaper changer program to randomly display my work when the tv/computer is idle. The framed image says "finished" to me. If you look up my portfolio, you will see several examples.

Floggitt

Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 07:54
Seeing the link to the large digital photoframe made me have a think. I have 52 inch LG Plasma TV which I sits on my wireless home network as i use it to stream moves too from a PC. I had a look though the menu's and found I can select a network folder and run a slide show
So have a look at your digital TVs they may have a similar function you can use
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Algernon

Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 12:05
I think some Panasonic TV's have an SD card slot.
The HDD/DVD Recorders have although I've never used mine?
Note sure if they do just movies or stills?
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Algi

Mandrake

Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 18:12
Photo books are the way forward! Plus you can write notes and the like in them to remind you/tell others about the story behind the photos.

Personally I like Blurb for my books.
Simon

My online scrapbook: http://smxc.co.uk

ChrisR

Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 08:57
Algernon wrote:
I think some Panasonic TV's have an SD card slot.
The HDD/DVD Recorders have although I've never used mine?
Note sure if they do just movies or stills?

Algi.

Donít bother with your TV, SD card facility.
I have a Panasonic TV, the problem is, anything recorded onto or played back from an SD card only displays at approx a quarter of the screen size.


Take care.
Chris R.

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johnriley

Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 09:02
They play full screen on my Mum's Panasonic and on our friends' Panasonic, so it must be something that in the settings Chris. Of course there will be a black band either side if the ratio isn't widescreen.
Best regards, John

tyronet2000

Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 10:50
I display mine in my "Hell Hole" as it's commonly referred to. Some of the failures prior to shredding



Regards
Stan

PPG

ChrisR

Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 16:01
johnriley wrote:
They play full screen on my Mum's Panasonic and on our friends' Panasonic, so it must be something that in the settings Chris. Of course there will be a black band either side if the ratio isn't widescreen.

Thanks John.
You could be right, about the settings, its been a long time since I tried it so canít remember what I did and did not do, other than loosing my temper with it and the instruction book.
Modern technology and me, do not make for good bed fellows.

But I do remember that the picture was just a small square in the centre of the screen.

Take care.
Chris R.

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timbo

Link Posted 20/05/2012 - 16:53
Blurb books are great, as they are a good way of showing off lots of images when people visit.

Here's a couple I've done for a friend's Christmas presents in 2010 and 2011 - http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/timpile
Tim

http://www.timpile.co.uk

Frankie

Link Posted 28/05/2012 - 09:36
I have a Panasonic TV with a card slot. Its really simple to use. Switch the TV on; put the card in the slot; select photo (not movie) view. All the pictures are displayed as thumbnails. You can either choose a particular one using the arrow keys or press the Red button for a slideshow. You get a full screen image.
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