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It seems like once a week we get someone in here asking about "How can I do this non-photo-related thing with Photoshop?" It appears to come from the name of the site, "Photography and Photographic Editing".

To avoid confusion, should we rename the site? I'd suggest "Photography and Post-Processing," but perhaps there's a better term.

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    "Photography" is simple and inclusive. It does not need to be qualified. – labnut Jan 11 '11 at 15:40
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    Rather than add a 'me too' answer, I guess I'll add a 'me too' comment. :-P Yes, let's ditch the 'Photographic Editing' from the title. – Jay Lance Photography Jan 11 '11 at 20:59
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    I "ditto" Labnut and Jay. ;) – jrista Jan 12 '11 at 4:43
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    Me four! I agree 100% with labnut on that, "Photography" is sufficient. – John Cavan Jan 14 '11 at 1:31
  • It seems like there's a pretty broad consensus for renaming the site to simply "Photography". When can this happen? – Reid Jan 22 '11 at 23:06
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    Ditto @Reid. See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/7486 as an example of confusion. Let's make this happen! – mattdm Jan 23 '11 at 1:59
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    @Evan New header logo text is up on live now. – Jin Jan 24 '11 at 7:18
  • w00t, thanks Jin! looks great :) – Reid Jan 24 '11 at 23:52
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We certainly can get rid of it. So the site title will simply be "Photography?" How does the community feel about this?

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    Looks like we feel good about it. – mattdm Jan 12 '11 at 14:27
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    +1; let's get rid of it. – Reid Jan 12 '11 at 15:27
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    Throw in my vote behind the suggestion! – John Cavan Jan 14 '11 at 1:30
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Answer: Yes. We can get rid of "and photographic editing".

Removing it entirely is my preference. We can explain in the FAQ that post-processing (digitally or analog!) and printing are covered.

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I vote "yes", remove the reference to "Photographic Editing".

This Q&A forum already has what I feel is a disproportionate bent towards the physical "tools and gear" and less so for the technical/artistic side of photography (i.e. composition, lighting, exposure, etc).

I would have no objection to calling this site simply "Photography" to add a bit of weight to that focus.

Besides, gear selection and post processing are already an entrenched part of the photographic process, hence an implicit part of this site. Perhaps getting rid of the "… Photographic Editing" nomenclature would dissuade anyone who might conflate photography-based "post-processing" with other types of image manipulation and graphic artistry.

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I agree, just call it photography (editing & PP is an inherent part of photography)

[I would have just upvoted one of the other answers but I aint got the rep]

  • welcome to photo.SE! You seem new here. :) – Reid Jan 12 '11 at 15:28
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Personally I'm fine with a name change, but there needs to be at least one "no" answer so that people can vote that way. :-P

FWIW, I don't see much of a problem with the name as-is. Photographic editing implies photo-related Photoshop ( Photo shop?) questions. Changing the name might not dissuade those people from posting anyway. (But we can certainly find out.)

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I'm OK with a name change but I don't think we should remove the photographic editing if we still want to accept questions about it.

There is a difference photography and photographic editing but it's a blurry line for many people. If this were only 'Photography' then some questions would be subjectively off-topic. We should avoid that.

You can call it post-processing, image butchering (just kidding) or something else. I think the idea is simply to avoid questions that are purely graphic operations.

The other option is to create a separate site and make this one 'Photography' and the other 'Image Editing' or 'Image Manipulation'. That would be a nice slit actually.

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