Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm trying to hang a picture and I was wondering what these metal attachments are on the back of the frame. There are two of them.

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Am I supposed to use them for hanging the picture, or are they simply there to stop the frame from tilting in at the top?


Those are meant to be used to hang the frame. The notches in the hanging bracket are meant to allow a particular position to be selected over a hanger nail in the wall to allow balancing the picture.


The purpose is to hang the frame from a nail or low profile hook. The ridge allows the frame to be shifted slightly to the left or right in the event the frame hangs unevenly. Mounting two hangers on a side spreads the weight between points.

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