Greetings Wok! Yep, cropping is allowed. As far as I know, anything goes really, just as long as your EXIF shows and you took the picture with a Ricoh camera (only in the case of the competitions though - pictures taken with other cameras are allowed in the open gallery and some other areas). Also, you must make sure you have resized your pics to the correct dimensions for easier viewing/loading on the forum. I still stick to the smaller resizing limit that was in place when I first joined (max of 1024 x 768), as I find the new increased limit (1200 x 800) is too large for my liking (and I have a 21.5 inch widescreen monitor). But it's up to you. As long as you keep within the resizing limits, we'll be able to view your pictures properly when we click on them to see the larger versions, and we'll be able to load the pages faster. Hope this helps
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