I changed out the photos on the walls at home, to some from the new batch (finally from the new camera). The black mattes are definitely better, though it’s possible that a colored one would work better in some cases. White mattes are uninteresting, partly for the whiteness, partly because it hides the thin white edge around the picture itself. The extra edge on the prints helped with the smaller mattes, but the narrow edge is probably a few millimeters more narrow than needed, while the long edge is still too long. Of course 18.5×26.5 isn’t exactly 2:3.
0137-8108-waterfallrocks: Should have taken it a bit to the left, so the rocks were fully bordered by the water and the the waterfall itself could have been more towards the left corner. It is possible that the rock behind to the right should be made to have contrast in between the front and waterfall rocks, to give an even better feel of the depth.
0043-9109-hazy-landscape: Kinda dark for having a black matte. Possibly the front parts should be lighter, they are rather overpowered by the sunny top. Already starting to buckle despite being upstairs all the time. The foam core backing is definitely needed, and probably should go on together with the matter.
0166-9711-stretchedsand: This one just works.
0032-4738-leaves: I could possibly cut a bit of the top, bottom and left side, but otherwise it works.
0102-9044-tool: Very tempted to move the tool a bit in Gimp, but otherwise it’s nice.
Need to sign them.