Editing Rules for all categories in the Open domain:
Open Editing – All Categories
Any in-camera, on-camera and/or post-processing techniques may be used as long as the subject is recognizable.
HDR, focus stacking and in-camera multiple exposure taken at the same location at the same time (as a continuous sequence – seconds or minutes apart) is allowed.)
Post processing HDR is allowed.
Physical lens filters (such as polarizing filters, ND filters etc – any filter that can be attached to a lens) are permitted.
Panoramic stitching is permitted.
Third party pre-sets, applications, brushes and actions may be used but they cannot include any images or components that are not created by the maker.
Digital Creative Filters either on camera or in post processing are permitted.
Digital frame, pin-line, borders, edge effects, discrete borders and mats are permitted provided they do not contain any text.
Techniques that, relocate, clone, or remove pictorial elements are permitted.
Images can be converted to monochrome.
Infrared images are permitted.
Combining multiple images not shot as a continuous sequence and used for compositing to create a final image is not allowed.
Non-photographic components, that identify the maker i.e. signatures, watermarks, etc are not permitted.
The image cannot be solely created by a computer application.
Any 3rd party preset or application, brushes or processing that includes images or components not created by the maker are not permitted.