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  • Challenge Rules - Minimal Editing

    Minimal Editing


    In addition to the requirements outlined in the Common Editing Rule Set, specific requirements for Minimal Editing can be found below.


    You must...

    • create your entry in JPG format from a single capture. (RAW images may not be used in Minimal Editing).

    You may...

    • rotate your image in 90-degree increments (90, 180, or 270 degrees).
    • resize your image.
    • sharpen your image using any global, non-selective sharpening tool.
    • fully desaturate your image using your editing software's "desaturate," "convert to grayscale" or equivalent function. Customizable tools are not allowed.
    • use a tool to remove sensor dust, etc from your finished image.

    You may not...

    • make any other adjustments to your image than those listed above. This includes, but is not limited to, cropping, adjusting brightness, hue/saturation, levels, curves, etc. Except as provided above, your image as entered must be identical to the original image as it came out of the camera.
    • add a border to your image.
    • add text (including copyright notices) to your image.

    Last Updated: Apr. 15th 2016

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