Do you post your pictures with or without borders?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    Do you post your pictures with or without borders?

    After three years on HP, I just happened to notice the choice of framing the photos we post on our hub with a border or not.  Hahaha  When reading a hub of others, which photos are more visually appealing to you, the ones with the border or not?

  2. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I like using the border, Faith. I guess maybe half or more of my hub pics have borders. I think it gives a cleaner, crisper look to the hub. But I've seen some amazing-looking hubs without borders. So it depends on the quality of the overall formatting and choice of quality images.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jan!  That is exactly the kind of insight I was looking for here.  Yes, is does depend on that factor as well.

      Bless you

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I've never "bordered" a photo here. In fact, it was only recently that I even noticed that it was an option. Haha

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Haha me too! I'm glad I am not the only one. I have never bordered a photo in my three years here until my last one, only because I noticed one could.

  4. tsmog profile image77
    tsmogposted 4 years ago

    Generally I post without borders allowing for the space to define the image or so I prefer to think. I do use borders when I wish to draw specific attention onto an image offering a greater impact of context contrast the content it is posted next to. Let me first share is I have never posted a pic with a border as a full image. I only post pics with a border as a capsule within the context.

    Do I recommend that? Not really it is an aesthetic reasoning while that philosophical point arrives through a hunch, intuition, or a feeling. Of course we all have each our own precepts for that, so most certainly will vary.

    I do suggest with playing with it for context try it one way, close the hub, walk away and clear the mind (Maybe practice some mindfulness emptying the brain), and then come back and view it in presentation form. Then write down the first 3 - 5 things that presentation with or without the border says to you. Next, write down 3 - 5 things you think or believe it says to the 'audience' you seek to influence with an effect. Repeat the process the other way.

    You may then discover for 'self' a design principal or principals particular to your liking as well as how you with perspective believe or think the audience will be effected. That may become a means for future usage with that personal preference as a design principal.

    I hope that helps. That is what I did. I played with a hub for for day just having fun seeking discoveries even asking another for their view. Ultimately I came up with how I 'like' it for both being context related to the content and as context having an impact as a stand alone device.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Tim, thank you for the great answer!  Yes, that is what I was feeling when I post a photo without a border it seems to draw one into the scene and make one feel as if you are there, but with a border, it seems it is hanging on a wall.

    2. tsmog profile image77
      tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for choosing the reply as a 'Best'. It is appreciated :-)

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Tim, oh, you are welcome.  It is a great answer and you provided a lot of insight that I had not thought about here.  Thank you again!

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image69
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    When they are large and in their own capsule I use a frame. When they are in capsules with writing, or thumbnails, I usually avoid frames. It sometimes depends on what is in the photo/image.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kevin, those are great examples of when to use a border and not.  Yes, I think it does depend on what the hub is about and how you want others to view the photo as part of the scene or bring attention to detail for a reason for adding a border.

  6. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image33
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    it depends. Sometimes photos with borders are fine. But at times what makes a picture more interesting is without border.  We need to test it by giving and leaving that option, by so you can reach on your conclusion that which one is better.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Suni, Yes, that's true. If the photo is to bring attention to some fact, then maybe a border is good, but to me when you want someone to be drawn into the actual hub, the non-bordered photos may be best. However, it is good to test it.

  7. Larry Rankin profile image94
    Larry Rankinposted 4 years ago

    I say to each his or her own, but personally I prefer the finished look of a border.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Larry, yes, to each his/her own.  It is a matter of preference, and I can see using a border with certain topics.  Thank you for answering.

  8. Dr Billy Kidd profile image95
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 4 years ago

    I've never thought about borders on my pictures. So I really haven't noticed what others do. I'm perfectly OK with doing it as I always do--without borders.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dr Billy Kidd, me too, however, I just noticed the option after three years on HP LOL.

  9. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    With borders, without birders i feel like my pictures are naked

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi peachy,  Hahaha, well, we don't want naked pictures.  Thanks for sharing.

  10. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    After experimenting with using them or not, I just use whichever looks best to me at the time of posting or when updating with new pics.  A casual hub usually does not get a border where a more serious one probably would have a border around at least the opening photo.  I should probably take time to look closely at what others are doing on this as that might change my perspective… smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi RTalloni, That makes a lot of sense.  Now that I know about the borders, maybe I will experiment too.  I need to look more closely too at what others are doing.  Thanks!

  11. Sunshine625 profile image91
    Sunshine625posted 4 years ago

    I always use borders. I started using them from day one and I guess it has become a habit...or maybe obsession! Haha! smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Linda,  Really ... you know I have been on here for three years and have not even noticed that option LOL  Duh, which way did I go ... Oh, you and YOUR obsessions!  Hahaha : )

 
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