As per the title, which stack exchange would be most appropriate for an image processing question?


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Both are computer software — well, Super User is the place to ask, definitely.

Check out our existing questions for:

If you instead want to do image processing using some programming language, Stack Overflow would be better.

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    Note that IIRC Gimp is scriptable. While it could be argued this is programming, we usually also accept questions about it. See e.g. VBA in Excel questions, or shell scripting.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Apr 23, 2012 at 7:47

There's also a Graphic Design Stack Exchange:

Graphic Design is for questions targeted toward 2D design professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

This includes questions about:

  • Graphic arts theory and history; "Why" we do what we do and not necessarily the "how" in logo design, fonts & typography, visual communication
  • Web design
  • Layout and printing
  • Illustration
  • Digital media
    Examples: video, Adobe Flash

but not about:

  • Simple "How to" questions
  • Brainstorming or idea gathering
  • Technical questions related to 3D software
  • Technical questions related to video editing software
  • Web site architecture and development
    Examples: HTML that doesn't include CSS, server-side issues
  • Landscaping and architecture

If what you want to do is post-processing of photos, I'd suggest Photography Stack Exchange.

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    Only if it's photographic processing or retouching, they don't allow questions on Image Manipulation (outside of the Photography context) as per the FAQ. If it's a technical question on the operation of the software, it may as well go on SuperUser.
    – Bob
    Commented Apr 22, 2012 at 17:01

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