More on FAQ #226
226. So “inaccurate” photos can qualify as TCQ?
No, of course they can’t qualify.
If inaccurate photos could qualify as TCQ, the “Guaranteed TCQ” label would be worthless: no viewer would knowingly trust an “inaccurate” photograph.
Instead, TCQ requires (in Q7) that a TCQ photograph “not misrepresent the appearance of the scene photographed.”
TCQ photographers can use all of TCQ’s Allowable Changes to ensure that the appearance of a photograph meets Q7 and thus is not “misrepresentative” — and thus not “inaccurate.”
(If a photograph cannot meet Q7 using TCQ’s Allowable Changes, the photo is considered TCQ-ineligible and cannot qualify as TCQ under any circumstances.)