Photo's or Paintings?
Unlike wooden frames, glass frames can look great with some pictures, but not so great with others. A good example of something that looks good in a glass frame is a black and white photo. The glass really accents the photo, and it looks incredible. However, many paintings don't look good in glass frames.
One thing I've said over and over, is that glass looks modern. Therefore, most paintings and photos that have a modern look go good with glass. You'll still want to use wood frames for more classy art.
One draw back to glass picture frames, is that they are mainly only done in a square/rectangular shape. Now I know most frames are in that shape, but oval and circular shapes don't look as good in glass. Also, you don't want to use glass frames for a large photo or painting. They are perfect for medium to small sized photo/paintings, but anything other than that doesn't look good.
As you can see, glass frames have bonuses and drawbacks. When considering the right frame for you, you really need to decide what you want. In my types of picture frames post, I talk about other types of frames. If you aren't interested in a glass frame, I would check that post out.
That's it for this post. I hope to have more in-depth articles about all the different types of frames soon. Thanks for reading!