Yep, Gloss photos definitely are more brilliant than matte photos... but they are so troublesome to handle!!! I always develop matte cos I abuse my photos...
Maybe if I got photos good enough to show then I will develop glossy. Technically I guess Glossy might be better for scenic shots where matte may be good for portrait where the colours need not be so bright...... comments?
For wedding/portraiture types, I use matte. For landscape and others, I use glossy. Glossy gives more vibrant colours for things which need it. The downside is that they are fingerprint prone, and they stick to the albums's sleeves.
I'm quite concerned over them sticking to album sleeves. After a few months, when you try to take it out, won't the gloss stick with the sleeves and u end up with a damaged photo?
can anyone correct me? which of these are myths?
- Gloss colours fade earlier than matte.
- Gloss fingerprints are like prints on lenses. After sometime of neglect the prints become permanent
- matte last longer (that's what older generation always say)
Coz the thing is I've just developed over 300+ gloss Fujicolour Crystal Archive prints from e-color and I worry about storing them. Other than just colours.. are there any issues why people choose one finish over the other? Many people chose matter for easier maintenance like the many guys who replied me.. thanks guys!
I choose gloss for 4R size, and matte for anything larger.
Gloss give a slightly sharper look when compare to matte. However, it is very difficult to maintain. Finger prints and dust is very obvious if any. If the print is dirty, print another one loh, 4R is much much cheaper.
Matte will look alright if the print size is bigger. The details will be less affected by the surface texture. I usually print super 8R in matte.