More on FAQ #501

In photography an “undoctored” photo need not be entirely free of “manipulations.”

Even the most trusted news photos that is, the photos that are universally regarded as “undoctored” typically undergo manipulations like conversion from raw to jpg, resizing, cropping, and color corrections.

Fortunately, there is a worldwide consensus about what changes can be made to a photograph without it being considered “doctored.”

That consensus made it easy for TCQ to build the complete list of those allowable changes into Q2, the qualification that checks whether a photograph is “undoctored.”