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How much manipulation is allowed before an image is classed as 'digitally manipulated'?
surely as every image that is uploaded has been manipulated to some degree, i.e curves, levels, colour cast alterations etc makes ALL these images 'digitally manipulated'?
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Nine is the limit Terry, go beyond that and you're risking devastation.
I went to ten once and I still have the scars...
All mine have '11'...
General guidelines are that an amateur or keen enthusiast should never go further than eight, a professional with a dedicated first-aider, a hardback edition of CS2 For Little Fingers and easy access to fire extinguishing tools can occasionally try for ten.
These are only guidelines created under laboratory conditions - so, if anything, I'd err on the side of caution and try not to go above six or past the letter F.
I will not attempt to pull your leg like the previous writers and suggest that digitally manipulated is when it doen't look 'real' and ones lack of competance in editing makes that evident. The things you suggest are merely finishing tools for straight photographs and only become manipulation when taken to extreme, such as simulated Sabatier effect achieved using curves.
The whole process of taking a digital photograph can be called digital manipulation if you want to be extreme.
as soon as you have taken a shot with any digital camera.
Is that a 1 ?
Who cares and why? A good image is a good image.
I believe many 'photographers' seem to be thinking 'inside the box brownie'.
Rather than thinkning 'I'm taking a photograph' they should be thinking 'I'm creating an image'.
It is the result that counts.
I do draw the line at brown coloured filter effects though.
I would say it's exactly the same point as before when an image was classed as "Darkroom Manipulated".
All images you see on the internet are digitally manipulated 1 way or another.
(holding hands out like measuring a fish)
But is it a big fish or a tiddler?
Need you ask??? ;o)
When manipulation can be described more as molestation.
What's a Mole Station .. didn't know they travelled by train, or is that the Underground?
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