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Where to put the label and name

The “Guaranteed TCQ” label and the photographer’s name (or URL) typically would not be “printed on” a photograph but rather somewhere “near” the photograph.

In fact, the only consistent recommendation is that the the words “Guaranteed TCQ” and the photographer’s name not both be “printed on” the photograph.

If both “Guaranteed TCQ” and the photographer’s name (or URL) are “printed on” the photograph, then a third party that reprints that photo without authorization could doctor the photo—

and the now-invalid guarantee would always be tied to the photographer who made the guarantee back when it was valid.

• The “Guaranteed TCQ” label and the photographer’s name (or URL) can be in any size, color, font, and location.

• The photographer’s name (or URL) should be easy for viewers to find, as viewers will learn to ignore the “Guaranteed TCQ” label any time they do not also see the name of the photographer who is standing behind the guarantee.

• The words “Guaranteed TCQ” should always be in English to ensure that viewers will not be deceived.

• The label and photographer’s name (or URL) need not be together.

See also FAQ #331-332 and #1903-1904.