More still on FAQ #118
“Does my smartphone’s self-facing camera doctor photographs?”
Even when a phone maker doesn’t incorporate the manipulations into the self-facing camera, aftermarket apps can seamlessly supply the manipulations.
Thus there is no model or brand of smartphone that is assuredly never going to incorporate any TCQ-disqualifying manipulations on the self-facing camera.
Note that the problem with selfies qualifying as TCQ isn’t the subject or the posed nature of the photo
Contrary to some people’s expectations, TCQ’s problem with selfies isn’t the subject, nor is the problem the “posed” nature of such photographs.
Photos made using a smartphone’s “Portrait” mode are disqualified from TCQ unless any added bokeh-blur, lighting effects, and other filters are removed that misrepresent “what the camera saw” (as per Q7).