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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2006 - 3:07 AM

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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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014680 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 3:29 AM

Nine is the limit Terry, go beyond that and you're risking devastation.

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 8:07 AM

I went to ten once and I still have the scars...

User_Removed
1 Dec 2006 - 8:12 AM

All mine have '11'...

Grin)

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 8:17 AM

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.

nikon5700ite
1 Dec 2006 - 8:32 AM

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.

redbulluk
redbulluk  11218 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2006 - 9:15 AM

when ?

as soon as you have taken a shot with any digital camera.

Is that a 1 ?

elowes
elowes  102832 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2006 - 9:28 AM

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.

FatHandedChap

I would say it's exactly the same point as before when an image was classed as "Darkroom Manipulated".

Tony

Superfly
Superfly  856 forum posts
1 Dec 2006 - 9:52 AM

All images you see on the internet are digitally manipulated 1 way or another.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014786 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 10:08 AM

THIS MUCH

(holding hands out like measuring a fish)

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 10:13 AM

But is it a big fish or a tiddler?

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 10:46 AM

Need you ask??? ;o)

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014680 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2006 - 6:19 PM

When manipulation can be described more as molestation.

nikon5700ite
1 Dec 2006 - 7:09 PM

What's a Mole Station .. didn't know they travelled by train, or is that the Underground?

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