Identifying the 9 characteristics of trusted photos

. . . required analyzing countless examples of the most-widely trusted photographs in the world.

TCQ identified 9 characteristics that those photos have in common:

1. The use of visible light to create
2. one undoctored record of
3. one view of
4. one scene during
5. one moment, culminating in
6. one fixed image that is presented
7. without misrepresentation and
8. without deception
9. from a source the viewer doesn’t mistrust

None of the 9 characteristics can be detected “just by looking” at a photograph.

In order to qualify for the “Guaranteed TCQ” label, a photograph has to fully meet all 9 Trust Checklist Qualifications.

It is easy to make photos that qualify for the “Guaranteed TCQ” label even with a smartphone.