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Can we have a migration path → superuser, graphicdesign, and video, please?

A lot of "how do I use photoshop" questions are off-topic here, as they are not really related to photography per se. (See site definition.) On Serverfault, when I vote to close a question, I see a ...
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I'm tired of whining about copyright violations. Can we get an official solution?

Can we get an official action of some sort to deal with photos uploaded to stack.imgur where the poster clearly does not own the copyright? As discussed before with no response, the ease with which ...
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Having LaTeX added to our Markdown?

Despite the fact that we are a side dedicated to photography, there are two fundamental halves to the discussions here: the artistic, and the scientific. As we grow as community, we are gaining more ...
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Can we get the image upload form to include some license text?

When someone uploads an image, I'd like to see something like: When you upload an image to this site, we encourage you to release that image (at the resolution uploaded), under the Creative ...
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Giving rep for featured image?

How does the community feel about giving a rep bonus to the winners of the Weekly Featured Image thread?
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Why do so many questions lack images?

This is obviously a photography site. Most(if not all) of the users here have the images they ask questions about in digital form, that can easily be uploaded to this site(unless I am missing ...
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Can we get rid of “& Photographic Editing” or change it to something else?

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 ...
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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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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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Why don't bounties ever work on this site?

I've offered a lot of bounties for key questions I think deserve better answers. I've seen other people do the same, or of course offer bounties on their own questions they're hoping to get more info ...
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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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Featured image suggestion

Didn't see it suggested or asked: why is the feature image not in a 3:2 ratio that is pretty much standard for images? It's literally a handful of pixels off on the y-axis and so you're forced into a ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we get the ability to cross-post questions?

Often times, there are questions that could be considered on-topic for several of the Stack Exchange sites. For example, there's some debate whether Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or ...
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Better Photo/Image Support in photo.SE

Currently the only way to insert is to use good html links, for which there icon for. I am thinking what might help grow this site if there is a way to maybe have a popup the shows your gallery from ...
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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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Featured image link on parent site

On the parent site, where the featured image is shown, there is a link called "submit yours" that takes you to the meta site where you can upload an image and/or vote on images already submitted. ...
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Move off-topic questions

Will there be an option to move off-topic questions to superuser when the site goes live? There will of course from time to time come questions like this one (where the only relation to photography ...
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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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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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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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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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Peer pressure in voting for weekly photo competition photographs

In the weekly photo competition threads, my suggestion is to hide away the number of votes a pic has received till the competition is over. A pic having 22 votes lands up in the top, and IMO forcing ...
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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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Why is the photo size for the Weekly Image Contest small?

In the weekly image photo contest,the size of the photo for contest is limited to 375x210 pixels. I feel this size if inadequate to capture all the details of the photos. Why is there such a ...
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Option to be emailed when your question is edited

I like the editing features on stackexchange, but can we be notified if editing of the actual question posed? I recently had one of my questions receive four answers that all seemed to be ignoring ...
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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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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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Allow Users with Low Rep to Edit their own Questions Without Removing any Images

The only question I have so far asked really required an image to illustrate the point. Another user with sufficient rep kindly added the image to the original question with an edit. I now have ...
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Can we make the image of the week show up on the iphone theme?

With the mobile theme now shown to iphone users, the image of the week is not available. One can see the title in big letters, but not the actual image: Can we have the picture back, please? On this ...
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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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Better Way to Submit Pictures of the Week?

Seeing the current leader this week and my own observations since joining this site, I was curious if there was a technologically better way to submit photos for voting. Here is the problem as I see ...
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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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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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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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Can we prevent featured image answers from being voted on after the question closes?

One can still vote on answers to closed featured image questions. Since these threads are intended to capture a selection process, once that process ends, we should stop further voting so the votes ...
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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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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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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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Does the search tool search through comments as well?

Does the search tool search through comments as well? For example, I'm searching the phrase "I am not sure this is exactly like an AL", which is in the first comment to the question How to create the ...
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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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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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Cannot read warning messages on meta.

Although I have to admit to being colorblind, I noticed that it was next to impossible for me to read the following warning messages: I can only discern that text by: a. Selecting it b. Changing ...
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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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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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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 ...