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11/28/2016 04:07:29 PM · #1
The minimal set now says:
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."

If your camera can do cropping, brightness adjustments, etc., is that permitted? I don't think that is the intent of the ruleset. Perhaps the last sentence should read
"Except as provided above, your image as entered must be identical to the original image as it was originally captured by the camera. In-camera editing of a captured image is not permitted."
11/28/2016 04:30:36 PM · #2
An "adjustment" is by definition made post-capture. The same rules apply to post-capture editing with the camera as editing on any other device.

However, it is perfectly legal to change your settings (prior to capture) from what you usually shoot -- for example, set the saturation to a higher or lesser level, use exposure-compensation, or change the aspect ratio (if your camera can do this) ...

Remember that there is also a set of Common Editing rules which apply to all the editing sets, and are not duplicated in each. The specific rule sets only include any differences from or additions to the common rules.
11/28/2016 06:57:57 PM · #3
I have a question too...

Is using the unsharp mask allowed or not allowed when sharpening within the minimal editing rules?

Thanks,
Tracy
11/28/2016 07:14:30 PM · #4
Originally posted by fototracy:

Is using the unsharp mask allowed or not allowed when sharpening within the minimal editing rules?

Unsharp Mask, if used on the entire image at once, is both "global" and "non-selective" and it is legal in the current minimal-editing ruleset. It didn't use to be, but it is now.
11/28/2016 07:25:04 PM · #5
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by fototracy:

Is using the unsharp mask allowed or not allowed when sharpening within the minimal editing rules?

Unsharp Mask, if used on the entire image at once, is both "global" and "non-selective" and it is legal in the current minimal-editing ruleset. It didn't use to be, but it is now.


That's news to me. Where does it state that you can use unsharp mask? I went to the minimal rule set and I couldn't see it there. Am I missing something? do I need to go to the common rule set, if so it's very confusing.
11/28/2016 07:39:22 PM · #6
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by fototracy:

Is using the unsharp mask allowed or not allowed when sharpening within the minimal editing rules?

Unsharp Mask, if used on the entire image at once, is both "global" and "non-selective" and it is legal in the current minimal-editing ruleset. It didn't use to be, but it is now.

That's news to me. Where does it state that you can use unsharp mask? I went to the minimal rule set and I couldn't see it there. Am I missing something? do I need to go to the common rule set, if so it's very confusing.

Originally posted by Minimal Rules:

YOU MAY: sharpen your image using any global, non-selective sharpening tool.

Does that clear it up?
11/28/2016 07:41:07 PM · #7
It clears it up for me! Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/30861.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/30861.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music
11/28/2016 07:42:45 PM · #8
Originally posted by Minimal Rules:


You May:
sharpen your image using any global, non-selective sharpening tool.


"Non-selective" means you can't select certain areas, objects, or features to sharpen, but you can apply the filter to the entire image at once.

And yes, I was unsure of this before, and plan to exploit this loophole use this feature in the spirit of Minimalism real soon ... :-)
11/28/2016 07:45:51 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by fototracy:

Is using the unsharp mask allowed or not allowed when sharpening within the minimal editing rules?

Unsharp Mask, if used on the entire image at once, is both "global" and "non-selective" and it is legal in the current minimal-editing ruleset. It didn't use to be, but it is now.

That's news to me. Where does it state that you can use unsharp mask? I went to the minimal rule set and I couldn't see it there. Am I missing something? do I need to go to the common rule set, if so it's very confusing.

Originally posted by Minimal Rules:

YOU MAY: sharpen your image using any global, non-selective sharpening tool.

Does that clear it up?


Right, ok thanks.
11/28/2016 08:27:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Minimal Rules:


You May:
sharpen your image using any global, non-selective sharpening tool.


"Non-selective" means you can't select certain areas, objects, or features to sharpen, but you can apply the filter to the entire image at once.

And yes, I was unsure of this before, and plan to exploit this loophole use this feature in the spirit of Minimalism real soon ... :-)

Woohoo! Topaz Detail, here I come. :-D
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