There are currently seven tags on Software Recommendations that start with image:

I couldn't help but notice the following points:

Are these tags optimal, or can they be improved in any way?



  • Get rid of , and re-tag its seven questions into and/or as fit for each one
  • Get rid of , and re-tag its nine questions into or as fit for each one
  • Rename into something more specific and distinct such as , and restrict its use for sorting, storing, and managing images, while excluding editing and conversion as those should be parts of (edited after the discussion in comments)
    • A generic tag is useful for questions that are outside the scope of the other specifc tags. Its tag description could be changed to exlude conversion and processing.
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    When we're on it, we might as well see to "unify" the naming. Example from your suggestion: We'd end up with e.g. image-processing and image-editor. Shouldn't we rather end up with either image-processing and image-editing – or image-processor and image-editor (i.e. either verb or noun, no mixes)? – Izzy Mar 18 '15 at 12:03
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    Dot-1: We should consider making image-converion a synonym after that – or we'd have it back as tag pretty soon. Similar for dot-2 in case the target will not be image-edit*. Dot-3 leaves me thinking if there shouldn't be a "general tag for image-related questions not fitting elsewhere". Apart from that I second your suggestion to "reduce redundancy". – Izzy Mar 18 '15 at 12:06
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    @Izzy True. There are also generic tags for video, music, etc... and there will most likely still be questions that won't fit under either management or processing. Also, I suppose one could also use images + file-management to specifiy storage and sorting in particular. I'll strike the third point – Tymric Mar 18 '15 at 12:19
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    Yupp, then I'll give it a thumbs-up meanwhile – though "unification" is still left open; but that might be done in another task, as after all those tags are already there curently. Apart from that, I'm still struggling with the term – as "images" (especially with file-management) could also mean "disk images"/"partition images" – but well, that's what tag excerpts are for (but who reads them I wonder)... – Izzy Mar 18 '15 at 12:29
  • @Izzy Re: first comment. Editing and processing are also nouns, albeit in different forms. Would it be more sensible to have image-editor and image-processor as synonyms to image-editing and image-processing, respectively? – Tymric Mar 18 '15 at 12:29
  • As synonym to an existing similar form they make no sense (the synonym-suggestion in my second comment rather targets those who start typing "image-conv*", so they get automatically redirected via that synonym). What I was pointing at was to have consistant forms – not e.g. using "-editor" here and "-editing" there. – Izzy Mar 18 '15 at 12:33
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    @Izzy I think that, like you mentioned, this should be another discussion. It's not only related to images. For example, we have text-editors, html-editor, audio-editing, and video-editing tags which also aren't consistent in form – Tymric Mar 18 '15 at 12:38
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    And here you go: Unify tag names – Izzy Mar 18 '15 at 13:02

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