Chapter 12 covers the basics of preparing your prints for display. It begins with a description of methods for correcting minor flaws in photographs: spotting, etching, and local reduction. The different characteristics of various available mat boards is covered, as are different procedures for adhering or hinging prints to boards. Included is a step-by-step illustrated guide to mounting prints and cutting an overmat. The chapter ends with a discussion of different styles of matting systems commonly used.
After reading this chapter you should be able to: