The question How to get photos off iPhone 4 wirelessly has generated controversy about whether it is on topic. Is it?
The question is more important than the device. If it was a question about taking the pictures, it would most likely be on-topic, regardless of the device.
In this case the question is not about photography or photo editing at all, which places it in a grey zone at best. It might barely pass for on-topic just because the files to transfer happens to he photos, but in this case I think it would be better to transfer the question to superuser. There it can actally be a clearly on-topic question, and you are more likely to find users that is able to answer the question.
Here's my point of view. Yes, it's on topic, because the distinction between "camera" and "device which takes pictures and also does other stuff" is blurring. So whether the camera is the first feature listed or the last is not relevant.
- What if the question were about transferring photos from the Nikon D90?
- What if it were about transferring photos from some other DSLR that had wireless connectivity?
- What if it were about a Pentax K200D, which presents as a USB Mass Storage device just like a hard disk?
- What if Ansel Adams were asking how to transfer photos from his iPhone?
- What if the question were about transferring photos from a newly announced Canon G99 high-end P&S and the trendy feature du jour was that the camera could also make phone calls?
- What if the OP had said he wanted to transfer the photos so he could import them into Lightroom and do fancy things with them?
Now if the question were about general iPhone file transfer, I would agree that it's off-topic. But it's not, it's about photos specifically. We don't know whether the OP is going to just shovel them onto Facebook or do something more sophisticated.
Keep in mind that books have been published containing "serious" photos taken solely with the iPhone.
I think that by saying that this question is off-topic here, we would be treading dangerously close to saying that the iPhone can't be used by "serious" photographers, which is a value judgement IMO we shouldn't be making.
- I agree that it's also on topic on Super User.
- I don't believe it's a particularly exciting question, but that doesn't make it off topic.