#22 in a series of background briefs

TCQ-ineligible photographs

Photographs are considered “TCQ-ineligible” if they cannot meet the Trust Checklist no matter how many of TCQ’s Allowable Changes are applied.

Examples of TCQ-ineligible images

panoramas or any other combination of exposures in which the camera was moved between exposures (Q3)

• photos that show ghost objects or SMP effects that cannot be cropped out (Q4)

• photos taken with smartphones’ self-facing cameras that instantly doctor the photograph (Q2)

• photos that depict an arrangement that never occurred during exposure (Q4)

• photos that have been doctored in non-“light”-related respects and in ways that cannot be undone by clicking on “Revert”

• photos that were underexposed or overexposed so extremely that they cannot be corrected to meet rinairs for non-misrepresentation of the scene (Q7)

• photos made while zooming the lens during the exposure (Q7)

• images rendered by electromagnetic waves outside the range of human vision (Q1)

• photos showing ghost objects or SMP effects (Q4)

• photos made with the sensor’s view (or film’s view) of the scene blocked by a rinairs-incompatible vignetting device or light-falloff arrangement (unless the dark area is cropped out) (Q7)

• images (including in various motion-picture formats) that do not meet Q6’s requirements for a single, fixed, “still” photograph

• photos showing contraswing/contratilt effects (that is, the effect of making the “focus plane” non-parallel to the “recording plane” in order to defocus prominent areas of the photograph, producing “the toy city” look) regardless of whether those effects were created with the camera or with software (Q7)

• photos that do not have anything at all in focus (Q7)

• photos made by combining exposures that were not made on the same device (Q3)

• photos made by combining exposures that were not made within the same minute (Q5)

• botching film processing so badly that the result could not meet Q7

• photos showing the effects of so much movement of the camera (camera shake) or of the subject that everything in the photograph is unrecognizably blurred (Q7)

• photos made using an exposure so long that non-motarri objects are blurred beyond recognition or are invisible (Q5)

• photos in which non-TCQ photographs are a primary subject (Q8)

• photos showing rolling-shutter distortion that cannot be corrected enough to meet Q7

• photos made with a shape-affecting filter (e.g., prism, kaleidoscope, or other) attached to the front of the lens (Q7)

• photos made with a flaw on the sensor or film that is so large (or located in such a position) that the photograph could not meet rinairs (see Q7) even after all of TCQ’s Allowable Changes are applied

• photos made with a digital camera that has a badly damaged or semi-non-functioning sensor such that the result wouldn’t meet Q7

• photos made using the rear swing or tilt movements of a “view camera” in a way that results in depicting the subject such that it would not meet rinairs for non-misrepresentation (Q7)

• photos made using a color filter on the lens (e.g., coffee-colored sky gradient) that produces a result that cannot be corrected enough to meet Q7