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A way to filter questions by those with attached images?

Is there / can there be a way to filter questions by those that have images embedded directly (preferably) followed by those with links to common image hosting sites? Similarly, any question linking ...
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Request: Reduce the number of votes to close & reopen questions from 5 to 3 for Photo-SE

In light of the reduced activity on this site from, say, 5–10 years ago, it seems like the Review Queues don't receive as much love and attention as they used to. This is especially obvious in the ...
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Enable MathJax for formatting mathematical formulas? [duplicate]

This question directly relates to the previous Meta-PSE question, Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas? I've made this a separate question, because it's unclear how much of a &...
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Is there some way that we can help new users to add EXIF data to their photo?

Often you have a user uploading a photo with a question, but then no metadata is included (as that's stripped by imgur). Other users have then to ask what settings were used, creating a back-and-forth ...
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Suggestions to improve the Ask a Question & Help Center pages in regards to the policy on shopping questions

I was just checking on whether a user I sent to this site ended up finding an answer over here. I noticed that the question was quite quickly closed though. Although, that user ended up changing the ...
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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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Would it make sense to build a wiki of generic accessories?

Many very useful - and recommendable - inexpensive accessories are offered under dozens of brand names each - eg lens adapters, cable releases, tripod parts and backpacks. Would it make sense to ...
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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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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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When flagging a question as off-topic, is there a way to suggest another SE site

Currently if I flag a question as "better suited for another SE site", the only suggestion is this "meta". How can I suggest "GraphicDesign" (for PS/Gimp questions) or SuperUser (for general computer ...
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Why isn't there an Apple Photos tag?

I see that the main site has an Apple Aperture tag, but this macOS software is obsolete. Apple has replaced it with the newer Photos app. Is there a reason that there is not an Apple Photos tag yet? ...
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After the SE header redesign, links to Help Center are not obvious. Is there a way to make them prominent again?

Before Stack Exchange redesigned the top header bar (mostly for the better, IMO), there was a prominent link to the Help Center. Now, after the redesign, there is no easily discoverable link to any ...
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Image of the week: how to see more info?

I think the image of the week is great, and I often see an image that I would like to know more about, or see in a larger size. I expected that clicking on the image would take me to the original ...
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Can we please inline images?

I was chasing the paper-trail of this recent question - https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/85243/a-sharp-lens-for-canon Being new here I like to follow the breadcrumbs often to see what has ...
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Ask question on photography difficult to read

Compare the regular site's "Ask a question" with the meta site's ask a question on photography. It's very hard on the eyes..can this color be changed. I didn't want to join photography to post this ...
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Request: Change "using photographic equipment" to "using photographic equipment (in the context of photography)"

This has come up before, but mostly in the context of video (see What is meant by "photographic equipment" as reference in the help center?), although it's also a frequent issue around ...
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How to make sure that people understand SE is a Q&A website?

A lot of people are using the "answer" part of an already existing question to ask a new question instead of creating a new one. They probably find the question with google and post their question ...
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RFE: make the image button auto-link to a scaled-down version

When posting example images, people often embed the full-sized link. This is great when that detail is important to answering the question, but also uses a lot of bandwidth. The Stack Exchange hosting ...
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Help center / product or service recommendations

When voting to close, one of the options available is Questions seeking specific product or service recommendations, where the answer is... but some feedback in a ...
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Can we add some way to semi-automatically add a "please DESCRIBE your desired effect" block to _those_ questions?

Questions like How do i give this look to my photos? How this photograph is taken? How to process a photo to get same look? What is this effect called and how can I post process my photos to get this ...
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How to deal with image links, uploads, reliability and copyright when editing?

Situation I know that links to images online are discouraged. If the link breaks, the question loses its content. This is all about this question, but there's a general problem behind it. I ...
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Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to photography!

Some of the Stack Exchange communities have custom badge icons (skeptics is the first one that comes to mind). I think it would be really neat if we replaced our generic copper, silver, and gold ...
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Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas?

Other SEs can format mathematical formulas in a way called mathjax. It makes fractions and equations and pretty much everything mathematical look good. It's a subset of tex for the internet and it ...
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Do we scare off new users?

I'm a young member (as of April 15, 2015 I've been here for 45 days) and I've noticed a lot of questions that get closed for being opinion based or off topic. This is especially true with shopping ...
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Should the Weekly Online Photography Contest be held only for Meta Photography users above 5 reps?

I want to submit my photos to the contest but just cannot because of the 5 reps limit on answering any question. Shouldn't it be made available to everyone? Why Meta alone?
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Banner Picture for Meta?

I'd like to see a banner on the meta site, as well as the main site - we have room, and we have pictures. I'd like to suggest that we either use the same picture as the main site, or the "2nd Place" ...
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Can we modify the "shopping" close reason to include more than just "out-of-date quickly"?

Currently, the "shopping" close reason says Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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Request: auto-capitalization of common words

Is it possible to have certain words auto-capitalized? People just burp questions and answers with completely ignoring capitals. I find it rather annoying to clean up these, as the asker did not even ...
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Permanent storage on site for important or valuable documents or reference images

It seems that many answers are being flagged for content because they are "link-only" or single sentence with a linked document. However, some of those linked documents are of very good quality and ...
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feature request: thumbnails of images from questions on the front page

In thinking about How can we get more questions about photographs?, it occurs to me that presenting some visual indicator that a question comes with an image on the front page list of questions (you ...
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Auto-updating link to Image of the Week

I was reading over Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest, and I joined Photography strictly to see the image, and vote on some other pictures. I am in no way a professional photographer, as I use ...
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update help to reflect avp split to separate sound and video sites

https://photo.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic currently references Audio-Video Production and avp.stackexchange.com. This should be change to Video Production, at https://video.stackexchange.com/
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How to download larger version of image in banner?

There is a snowflake image right now on the banner and I want to download full-screen version of it to set it as a wallpaper. What can I do?
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'Flagging' duplicates without privileges.

I don't yet have access to mark a question off-topic or duplicate, but as an active member I do come across questions which fall into these categories. I was wondering how without being able to vote ...
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merge [cfcard] into [compactflash]

cfcard - 15 compactflash - 17 I notice we have two very similar tags. If I'm not mistaken these mean the same thing. Should we have a synonym or merge to eliminate the redundancy?
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Merge [lumix] into [panasonic-lumix] (or vice-versa)

The [lumix] tag should probably be merged into [panasonic-lumix], or potentially the other way round.
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Try to solve some vocabulary problems in different languages

I know we are a lot of people from other countries that are not native English speakers (like me, as you can see my English is very poor) that may have a problem with translations. I imagine this ...
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Can we encourage more pictures on the site?

A lot of times while reading through questions and answers on the site, I have time and again wished there were pictures in the answers to illustrate the idea. As an amateur photographer that spends a ...
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Idea: Photo of the Week Activity - Editing

What do people think of occasionally having a untouched up photo posted and then having anyone who wants to do whatever touch up they desire. Anyone who wants to participate could submit their touch ...
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Is it possible to reduce the header size due to the large picture of the day?

I often browse the site on my MacBook Air and various iOS devices and the header takes away substantially from the content. Can I disable the very tall (by stack exchange standards) header so that I ...
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Feature for favoriting answers?

I stumbled on a question today that seemed like an ok question, good enough for an upvote but one of the answers snagged my attention so much that I wanted to favorite it. Favorites for me are like ...
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Changing Colours of meta

Looking at the bar that comes up when a question has new activity in meta, I became annoyed that I couldn't read it. I have also noticed that the same colours are used in several places around the ...
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Fix link formatting when automatically modify a trivial answer to a comment

When you answer a trivial answer (I'm not sure what qualify an answer to be trivial but I would guess that it depends on the words count), the answer is changed automatically to a comment, but if you ...
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Post production contests?

I'm a very new member to photo.SE and have been doing my best to answer some of the questions floating in. I truly believe in the SE format and think photography is a good fit. I have noticed however, ...
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Tagging Answers

After reading this question: Walkthrough Q&A - I was thinking about it some and had an idea (for what it's worth => ) Currently we tag questions based on certain topics and overall it works ...
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Is there a way to see who upvoted me?

I'm just curious on some of my questions, if I get a high enough reputation, will I be abl eto see who upvoted or downvoted me? I know I can see open and close votes, but can I see up and down votes?
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Please change automatic duplicate comment to be more polite

We get a lot of duplicate questions from new users. We want to mark those as duplicates, but not scare off those new users. Right now, the automatic duplicate message is neutral, but rather brusque. ...
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what's the best way to include pictures in questions/answers and preserve Exif data?

imgur seems to strip the Exif data when you upload a picture to it using the insert-image icon at the top of the text entry boxes for questions/answers. Can we switch to a service that doesn't do ...
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Accepting Multiple Answers

There are time when I ask a question and receive multiple answers. There have been many cases where the answers provided are outstanding and I would like to give credit to multiple answers with more ...
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