How to use Exhibit-it?
The site was designed to be as simple as possible. If you only use the following 3 options, default settings will be applied to your image to display your work matted in a black frame on a white wall.
Add your files
You can upload just one or multiple files by clicking on the plus sign to browse your computer and select your file(s).
- Only JPEG and PNG file formats are supported.
- The minimum requiremend is that the width must be at least 1920 pixels and/or the height must be at least 1080 pixels.
- RGB and Grayscale color modes are fine, though CMYK files are not supported.
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Feel free to enter a message to yourself or web designer. This message is optional and is displayed in the email message for your reference purposes only.
To provide full customization, you can expand and collapse the list to display all of the Advanced Options. Descriptions for each option can be found below.
By entering your actual image, mat and frame dimensions, as well as a few colors options, you will be able to see proportionally how your work will look finished on the wall.
The example below was created by entering the following settings. All dimensions are in inches and colors are hex color codes.
- Image Size - 10"
- Mat Width - 2"
- Mat Color - #FFFFFF (white)
- Frame Width - 0.5"
- Frame Color - #000000 (black)
- Wall Color - #612322 (deep red)
This is the maximum height or width of your image. The other dimension will be calculated based on the aspect ratio of your uploaded file.
This is the mat board which surrounds your artwork and adds extra space inside of the frame. This dimension will be added equally to all sides outside of your image.
This is the color of your mat. By default this is set to #FFFFFF (white), but you can select from a few basic presets.
This is the front face of your frame. Combined with the image dimensions and the mat width, this will determine the very outside of the frame.
This is the color of your frame. By default this is set to #000000 (black), but you can select from a variety of presets that show the appearance of different wood colors.
This is the color of your background. By default this is set to #FFFFFF (white), but you can select from a variety of presets to try and match your home or office wall color.
To help you get the most out of the site, here a few advanced options tricks.
If you want your image to look like an original painting hanging on the wall without a frame, set your Mat and Frame Widths to 0 (zero).
Same as above, if you have your own custom frame, be sure to include it in your uploaded image and set your Mat and Frame Widths to 0 (zero).
If you want your image to look like it's in a thin metal or canvas floater frame, set your Mat and Frame Widths to between 0.125 to 0.25 and the Mat Colour to one of the darker gray presets.