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Re: [Help] Sizing images, borders, mats, frames?

I've been doing my own framing for years, generally buying frames from Frames-by-Mail, who will cut them to any desired sizes. I've also invested in an inexpensive mat cutter which uses xacto blades and can cut at 90 or 45 degrees. Occasionally I've even used double mats, but they are difficult to get perfect using straightedges as guides.
More recently, I've taken to printing borders around my photos to fill with either black, white or gray so that the overall print size is standard, say 8x10 or 11x14. These of course fit in standard size frames. This works well, and I don't mind the different widths of the borders, horizontally and vertically, as long as the actual photo size is not too oddball.