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How can I best edit out window reflection in this photo? [migrated]

I took this photo in Vancouver a while ago and would like to make a poster out of it. Unfortunately, I didn't have the necessary equipment to avoid window reflection. It's been edited in Lightroom ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Stepping back after a decade — see you all around!

As I write this, my profile says "Visited 3361 days, 3353 consecutive". (I guess it took me a couple of weeks to get going.) Over those nine-plus years, that's an average per day of 1.1 helpful flags, ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is the Photo-SE community effectively dead?

I've noticed a gradual decrease in participation amongst the top 10-15 or so active contributors here on Photo-SE, in the past ~6 months (roughly since June 2019). Coincident in that timing is the ...
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Why is the photo contest in Meta and not in the Main?

I think the photo contest is the most interesting thing on the site and should get even more importance!
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What resources is Stack Exchange dedicating to meeting the needs of Photography Stack Exchange?

It's been more than six months since this post promising Generating revenue from non-technology sites will enable us to dedicate more resources to meeting your needs so this is good news. (...
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How to handle answering (or not) based on online documentation that is of questionable legality?

Some technical questions could be best answered by referring to schematics and service manuals. Some such manuals and schematics can be found on the web, however it is questionable whether these are ...
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Contest Proposal: Replace image size requirement with a ratio limit

Proposal: Replace image size requirements with a ratio limit. For example, image ratio should not exceed 16:9. Rationale: There is no need for a set limit on image dimensions because Imgur ...
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Should the featured photo be shown on meta?

On my computer, the featured photo is shown only on the main site, not on meta. Should the featured photo be shown on meta as well?
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Is it possible to feature a meta question on the main site?

A perceived problem with the contest is it doesn't have enough visibility. This could be addressed if it were possible for meta questions to be featured on the main site. Ideally, such a question ...
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Contest Proposal: Allow down votes and periodically remove down voted entries

Proposal: Allow down votes. Periodically remove the most down voted entries. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the only way to remove an entry from the list is for it to "win". ...
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Contest Proposal: Close out entries from inactive users

Proposal: Remove entries from users who are not active on this site, starting with entries from users that have been inactive the longest. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the ...
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Stack Exchange employees: somebody do something about the contest

We're at the point where low-quality entries which did not even follow the contest rules are being selected as winners. We had a proposal with some energy behind it, but a moderator shot it down ...
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Tag Synonyms - Should They Contain Sub Types?

I was going through the tags to add descriptions to the new ones and see a few created recently: Ilfotol and Wetting-Agent. Ilfotol, being a type of Wetting-Agent, is not really a synonym but a sub-...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest by moving it to the main site but the moderators (who of course need to be on board for it to work) didn't like it. We've had plans to inject some ...
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Requirement to make post-pro questions non-app dependent?

Lately, it seems like app requests for post pro needs (cross process and pano come to mind) are threatened with closure due to a product rec. Years ago, it seems that these questions were not just ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

As Stack Exchange plans to expand advertising to this site, staff says: Thanks entirely to the efforts of your community, this site has become an amazing resource on the internet. Generating ...
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How bad does it have to be before the “special deletion” clause is invoked when a user is removed?

Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says 'User was removed'? Includes the following: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high ...
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“Good news” and non-technology

Does this "good news" mean that we might get some resources or features to help us with attracting users interested in the "non-technology" aspects of photography? Because that's precisely what we've ...
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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

Can someone explain me the behavior of crowd when there are mostly downvotes because of one sentence in answer. And from other site wrong and misleading answer (also one sentence) get only upvotes ...
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We're testing advertisements on Photography

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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Has anyone proposed Splitting Photography stack into to two; digital photography and analog photography?

Has anyone proposed Splitting Photography stack into to two different stacks; digital photography and Film photography ? Is it a good idea ? ( i say it is because my brain thought it up all by itself, ...
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Counter-Proposal: Leave contest on meta. Add critiques to main site

Re: Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site Re: Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site I propose we create a "critique" tag on the main site, instead of ...
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Should we rephrase this old question?

I stumbled on this question by pure chance, and noticed that: The focus of the question is a linked picture, but the link is broken Picture aside, the question is written in a somehow convoluted way ...
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Is systematically downvoting the posts of some person who downvoted you permitted?

I downvoted on an answer few days ago, explaining carefully in a comment why I think the answer is incorrect. My votes are 72 up / 2 down. Today, I noticed my reputation on the site has gone down by ...
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SQL help wanted: data explorer query to find winner of (proposed) new contest

See Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site. We need a https://data.stackexchange.com query which will show the current winner. Specifically: questions in the previous Sunday-to-...
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Should we elect an additional mod specifically to help with the contest?

In the discussion on refreshing the photo contest, current mod @MikeW says: Available mods. There are periods when one or two mods don't visit for a week or more. I try to keep the "weekly" contest ...
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How can we make this open ended question answerable?

How much time do you spend actually shooting a single look? is almost certainly too broad and opinion-based. Yet, it's clearly about photography and a respite from the common questions about gear and ...
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Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site

The consensus of Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site appears to be that taking the contest to the main site and attempting to expand on critique is something that we ...
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Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site

I'm taking inspiration from @xenoid's answer to Is there any hope for making this site about photography?: Maybe the weekly contest is a wasted occasion? Instead of adding a picture as an answer to ...
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How can I ask a question about a famous photograph that I don't own the rights or any license to, without violating the photo's copyright?

Recently, the New York Times ran an article called "Is This the Greatest Photo in Jazz History?" about a famous photograph of four jazz legends on stage in a small NY club in the 1950s. Reading the ...
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Comments in Edits?

I came across a suggested edit for this answer: Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences? I rejected the edit as an attempt to reply. Is this a correct SOP for this ...
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Camera as a tool for not-photography..where to direct questions?

There are many instances of using a camera as a measuring device for real world height, or maybe as a photon counter, or something else entirely...but all not being concerned with producing a ...
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Questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is not photography, but which can be used for photography?

So it seems Questions (potentially) on photography using not-quite-a-camera...cameras are considered on-topic. What about questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is ...
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Opinions on updating EVF question

Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders? is a pretty useful basic question, although the answer could use some modernization. However, the question (and answer) refers to Sony SLT, which is a special ...
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Questions on photography using not-quite-a-camera…cameras

Inspired by the close vote on this question: How can I get a fixed short exposure ( < 2s) with a GoPro Hero 4 Black? At first glance, it appears quite on topic; The GoPro natively takes pictures ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is a reference to Ken Rockwell in an answer more or less divisive and provocative than a divisive, provocative comment about Ken Rockwell?

If Ken Rockwell stating in a lens review that "an f/4.5 lens is slow" is provocative and divisive, what is the following comment¹ to an answer to this question? Apparently it was divisive and ...
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Color Workflow question on-topic?

I have set up a complete color workflow in order to photograph artwork in a studio setting. Using Passport Color Checker to make a custom camera profile for Lightroom Calibrating my monitors with ...
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Not sure if question is appropriate here or graphics exchange, but is relevant to photography editing

How do Photo editing apps that allow you to draw on pictures work? Example of an image where a user has drawn on a picture What happens in the background of an application? What programming ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2018 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should I ask multiple near-duplicate questions per distributor/brand?

Recently, I asked What are the manufacturer codes for rebranded lenses? My intent when writing the question is that people with knowledge of different distributors and brands could write new answers, ...
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Imgur image resize not always working

I've done this a few times, usually successfully, but for some reason it doesn't always seem to work. I edited this one today & as far as I can see, only the first image has successfully linked ...
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Back-editing “What's this effect” questions

It's been done before - How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300? - which ended up being my single largest rep source ;) This started out as a ...
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Is there a tag for “copy this photo look”?

I'm interested in answering questions that relate to "how do I achieve this effect?", but I don't see a tag for that type of question. Is there one?
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Heads up: new spam tactic

Well, not necessarily brand new, but we're seeing a spate of it. Spammers are creating questions copied from Reddit, DPReview, and other sites, and then coming back a few days later to edit spam links ...
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What should we do about portfolio reviews?

This is actually the second meta question about Looking for feedback! Am I ready to take photography to the next level?. The other meta question focuses on the "starting a business" aspect. But, I ...
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Is this question really a duplicate of the one marked as such?

I'm really scratching my head trying to understand how upgrading to full frame with just one lens is a duplicate of Is there ever a right time to upgrade to full frame camera body? Sure, on the ...

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