Thanks to smartphone technology, it’s now possible to send your favorite photographs and images off to a professional framing house, without leaving your home or risking damage to a precious print. All you need is a good quality digital photograph or image from your phone or camera that you can email or file transfer. In some cases, depending on the facility (and copyright laws), you may also be able to provide a high-resolution image of artwork f or framing. Of course, the higher the resolution you can send, the better the quality of the results you’ll receive.

But, that’s just the beginning. Before committing to a particular frame, you can now use a frame service’s app to test-view your photo, poster or art in position with an entire inventory of virtual framing and matting arrangements. You can try different combinations until you find the one that works best for you. You can even see how an individual piece looks on your wall or plan out an entire collage or gallery presentation. If you’re looking for something simpler, some framers can provide lightweight tiles with sticky backs that don’t require a frame or nails. Others can send you a pre-measured kit so you can frame your art or photo yourself.