It seems to me that "convert" is an ImageMagick component, but most questions tagged convert (1,945 questions) deal with various conversions of various formats into other formats.
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The convert utility is one of many ImageMagick utilities. If the utility needs its own tag (which it might, there are 42 questions tagged imagemagick and convert, that tag should be imagemagick-convert. These could be fixed in short order if someone with more rep than I would create the tag.
However, when browsing a random selection of questions tagged convert, I found that none of my random reading of a couple hundred question titles (save the 42 that were also tagged imagemagick) were about the tool. Instead, they all followed the pattern specified by the tag wiki:
I think the
I was about to duplicate this request, so I'll post the question here as an answer instead. Take it as my support for getting rid of this tag, but not necessarily replacing it with "imagemagick":
There's a tag convert which, judging by the question list, is used for converting anything to anything.
I question the usefulness of such a generic tag, and it seems any of these questions would mean the same thing without it, but it's currently attached to 2200 questions.
The tag wiki says:
There's also the sister tag, conversion which seems to suffer from the same uselessness.
I think we should blacklist one or both of these tags, "convert/conversion", or at least merge them.
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I don't know of ImageMagick, so I didn't know that Convert is a component there. I beleive there are many more that also don't know this.
Also the word "convert" is too much in use in other contexts to be owned by ImageMagick. If you have a question that targets the Convert component in ImageMagick, you should tag the question with both
When you enter a tag name for the question, you automatically gets a list of proposals, and if you enter "convert", you will get a proposal for imagemagick-convert if there exists such tag.