see, that's the problem. how does one critique the entirety of an image if one or two areas aren't complete? each and every component of a photograph make up the whole. a proper critique can't be made unless we understand the relationship of each piece of a photograph. that said, a work in progress can't be critiqued properly. it's not possible. it's asking the viewer to comment on a half before knowing the whole and how the existing half will impact the whole. o man, i hate puns it was never stated that any form of reproduction is not permitted. that's not in the guidelines, it's not in any text that i've written. anywhere. if all you have is a digital reproduction, then post it as final and let the chips fall where they may. if you then later say, 'well, i intended to fix that area when i do the final version', is that fair to the people doing critique? not in the least. post what you have in any form as your final. let's have fun doing critique. edit: ya know, if one were to carefully read this thread, one would realize that you and i violently agree on these issues. we're just locked in a struggle of semantics.