Although this frame is classed a multi-aperture, the single pain of glass sits behind the raised apertures and the photographs are stuck to the template paper in the back of the frame. Alternatively, if you are very clever, you can get a photo printed that works with the apertures to give an interesting piece of artwork, or even print an 18x11" piece of photo paper, with the photos in the correct place, although that may be a bit of a challenge! The large backboard comes of the front of the frame and is clipped back into place using the metal, swivel pegs. The frame is really versitile, as it hangs in horizontal or portrait mode and stands in horizontal mode. The oak effect edging on the apertures contrasts with the plain matt white background and as it is really slim, doesn't make the frame too bulky.