as someone who usually uploads scans of slides, film and paper negatives and lumenized prints
i pay close attention to threads where this rule is discussed ..
from what i can tell ...
it means being true to your medium,
so without excessive PS acrobatics
you can upload whatever it is you need to upload.
it means without turning your film origin ( or paper origin )
image into a photoshop illustration you can upload film scans.
the problem is that on "other sites" the sky is the limit,
and the computer program takes precedence ..
i am sure you know what i mean .. elaborate steps to do whatever it is someone may want to do
like turn a slide scan of a cute and cuddly koala into a folded origami cute and cuddly koala bear in its own little
imagined universe ...
in other words ... the sky isn't the limit, the limit is well, to mimic what you might be able to do in the dark ..
Last edited by jnanian; 10-15-2013 at 10:20 AM. Click to view previous post history.