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.)