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black-and-white / monochrome

(The two terms refer to the same thing)

Black-and-white/monochrome photographs are eligible to qualify for the “Guaranteed TCQ” label — whether the photograph was originally recorded in black-and-white or converted from color — as long as the result meets rinairs for non-misrepresentation.

NOTE that tonal values cannot be reversed in any black-and-white/monochrome photo — i.e., darker colors in the scene cannot be portrayed in the photograph with lighter tones than lighter colors in the same scene, and vice-versa.

If tonal values are reversed, the photograph will be disqualified by Q2 and Q7 and cannot qualify for the “Guaranteed TCQ” label no matter how it is explained.

See also FAQ #801 and the Key page on saturation.