The tag has been used in the context of both image hosting websites and the individual "detectors" in the sensor. How should this be clarified?

  • Apologies for the confusion. I understood your question, and have offered an answer...I am guessing the term is not as well-known as sensel, pixel, photodiode, etc.
    – jrista
    Aug 29, 2012 at 3:10

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A photosite is a photo sensitive area on a camera sensor. A photo site is a site to host photos. Therefore I suggest [photosite] for the former and [photo-site] for the latter.

Alternately we can replace the latter with [online] and [gallery] or [online-gallery] which makes the distinction clearer.

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    I think we can make photo-site a synonym for online-gallery or something similar. I think we should try to relegate photosite to the technical meaning for a photo-sensitive area on a camera sensor.
    – jrista
    Aug 29, 2012 at 3:10
  • Anything that clearly distinguishes these tags would be useful Aug 29, 2012 at 7:29

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