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What brings me here is a long story of having my posts about algorithmic manipulation closed at a lot of programming sites on Stack network.

Basically, what I want to learn is the fundamentals that go behind various photo manipulation techniques. Like making them tinted, sepia-tone, etc.

I would like to ask if these questions will be considered on-topic.

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The canonical answer to what is on-topic is in the help centre, and I would be surprised if the wider community considered an algorithm to be on-topic.

With out knowing the exact question, it is difficult to answer; but if it was a fault with an implementation of an algorithm you've written, I would have thought Stack Overflow would be your friend.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Let's just say I post a question like "How do I manipulate the pixels to make them look sepia-tone ?" where I am expecting someone to say what values to change (no algorithms here, just the technique).. then is it on topic ?? \$\endgroup\$
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  • \$\begingroup\$ That kinda sounds like you've got a general idea, but no algorithm or implementation, which is a bit awkward - this SE site would might be of help for doing it in a pre-existing program, but I don't think the wider community has the right expertise for helping you with the maths and algorithms involved, which isn't strictly photography. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 11:29

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