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02/18/2010 10:12:06 PM · #201
Thanks from me also ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GeneralE. I like Topaz Detail as I don't have CS4 so would like to be able to use it. I guess I won't be able to procrastinate on my entries any more. ;-)
02/18/2010 10:21:02 PM · #202
Originally posted by CJinCA:

Thanks from me also ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GeneralE. I like Topaz Detail as I don't have CS4 so would like to be able to use it. I guess I won't be able to procrastinate on my entries any more. ;-)


I use Topaz Detail on the background layer. So I don't create any new layers. It's worked for me so far and I think it's legal :)
02/18/2010 10:47:45 PM · #203
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

Originally posted by CJinCA:

Thanks from me also ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GeneralE. I like Topaz Detail as I don't have CS4 so would like to be able to use it. I guess I won't be able to procrastinate on my entries any more. ;-)


I use Topaz Detail on the background layer. So I don't create any new layers. It's worked for me so far and I think it's legal :)


Thanks for the info Michelle. The editing Detail applies to the images sure looks like it would be legal to me too. I'll try it!
02/18/2010 10:50:25 PM · #204
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

Originally posted by CJinCA:

Thanks from me also ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GeneralE. I like Topaz Detail as I don't have CS4 so would like to be able to use it. I guess I won't be able to procrastinate on my entries any more. ;-)


I use Topaz Detail on the background layer. So I don't create any new layers. It's worked for me so far and I think it's legal :)

Some plug-ins create their own layers (sometimes invisibly to the user), which is why we constantly have to look at how they actually work in order to determine their legality under our rules. I don't have/use any of the Topaz software, so I can't tell you myself whether they do anything like that, which is why I have to recommend checking it out first before using on a submission. It is quite likely that it can be used legally, but I'm just not in a position myself to say so for sure.
02/19/2010 01:13:36 AM · #205
Originally posted by coryboehne:

This whole thread brought up a very good question in my mind:

...That's really unfortunate, because sometimes I'm questioning whether I should cry foul on an image, but just pass on thinking someone else will do it...


You don't need to worry about this, if you feel strongly enough about it to call foul, there's no harm in doing so. If there's no basis for claiming the foul, this will be clear to SC when they receive the report from you and check the image, and there's no harm done.

The library of examples is a lost cause because the rules are in a state of flux. How'd you like to be the one responsible for keeping the library up-to-date as the rules change? Plenty of validated images are no longer legal, and plenty of DQ'd images would be allowed under current rules. Besides which, legality is, in many cases, a matter of interpretation, according to SC themselves. That's hard for some DPCers to stomach, but it's still a fact. As long as I've been here, which is more than 5 years now, there's been a quest to create a simple, perfect set of rules, and nobody's even come close.

R.

Message edited by author 2010-02-19 01:13:50.
02/19/2010 01:19:57 AM · #206
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

As long as I've been here, which is more than 5 years now, there's been a quest to create a simple, perfect set of rules, and nobody's even come close.


Similar quests have been in progress for clubs, societies, cities, and countries for thousands of years, and nobody has ever managed to take all discretion out of the system--at least not without getting Draconian very quickly.

Flexibility cuts both ways, and that's just gonna have to be the way it is.
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