Photoshop/Post Processing Rules and Pure Photo?

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When you say Photoshop//Post Processing does this mean you can add anything in the photo? Like a fake sun, grasses, birds, reflection etc?

If this is the case, it would be very difficult to compete against members who are able to do this.

Up to what kind of post processing can you do to a photo to still fall under a Pure Photo? Will the following be allowed:
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This is our official stance on Pure Photos:

Pure Photos are recognized with special weekly awards. To qualify: The Scene was produced in camera (not a composite of multiple photos) and contains minimal post production (no HDR, selective color or other heavy editing).
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So a composite is now allowed in the other categories?
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Yes, composites and any form of editing is now allowed in ALL categories, but you cannot designate it as a Pure Photo.
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Ok thanks.

Could you please remove my tagging as Pure Photo this photo I submitted earlier

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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good advantage to digital artist... they can duel their photos against pure photos :(
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pacquiao

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oh no
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this seems a bit unfair.......
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I believe so, but lets see how everything unfolds.
I wouldn't know how to compete against composite images. If this becomes the trend then I would have to start learning how to also do this in Photoshop to have a fighting chance:)
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otherwise leave the site. Im contemplating on it. I used to enjoy but now Im not used to complaining and reporting anymore.
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Well I wouldn't want to leave yet since I paid for the Pro. It wasn't for the Pro features but just to help out Pixoto since I liked it a lot. Pixoto was the one which really forced me to start processing all the photos I have taken thru the years. Instead of just storing it on my hard drive and forgetting about it.

For this I am very thankful for them. So lets wait and see how everything unfolds.:)
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there used to be a lot of problem/complaints in the past... I expect a dozen fold to come up in the coming days. so I tried manipulating my photo is now on top. I'll wait for some complains
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Say you have a photo and you lighten or darken it and play with the contrast a little bit. Is it then pure or not ? ( totally confused ), to be pure does it have to be just sootc ?
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What you are describing would still be considered "pure". Heavy editing like selective color, hdr, etc is what we're looking at.
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What about black and white? Does that constitute heavy editing? or skin smoothing?
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While we are talking of "Pure" pics, has there been any sort of reasonable uptake to marking pics as "Pure"? or has the idea of awarding "pure" pics a special award gone from your thoughts alltogether?
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So if anything goes....Ms Shirleyann Ryan (who poorly photoshops in a completely different sky) is allowed to compete in ANY category. I paid for a membership(stupid me) to admire the work of REAL photographers and I am tired of seeing her garbage posted on the leaderboard. It robs the legitimate photographers of their due. I live in Michigan as well, and I can assure you there are no palm trees located by any barns in the state! Multiple complaints lodged and nothing done.

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