More on FAQ #101

“TCQ and non-TCQ photographs can look identical to each other.”

(Often there is no visual difference at all.)

There are two common situations in which this can happen:

1. A photograph is doctored to simulate a visual effect that is depicted in an undoctored photo.

The doctored photo cannot qualify as TCQ even if it looks identical to the undoctored photo.

More on what is called “def|pen”

2. In order to avoid deceiving viewers, a photograph needs a viewer alert so it can meet Qualification #8 of the Trust Checklist.

A copy of the photo that does not have that viewer alert cannot qualify as TCQ—

— while its identical twin that does have the viewer alert can qualify as TCQ.