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Sometimes I have a picture of a natural site, or a building, etc. which I don't know but would like to get its name.

So is there an appropriate site in the Stack Exchange network where I can post such questions?

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No, but you might try tineye – jcolebrand Apr 14 '11 at 20:52
google.com/mobile/goggles – random Apr 14 '11 at 20:56
@drachenstern a I didn't know tinyeye, but how does it works? I can find the same picture hundreds of time, but how do I know find out what it is? – RoflcoptrException Apr 14 '11 at 20:59
Usually the sites that display a picture have some information about it. I mean, I realize it going up on imgur doesn't help you, but when it goes up on wikipedia, that would be helpful. Try reading a few of the "hundreds" of links. You wanted a site where you could do research ... so go do research. – jcolebrand Apr 14 '11 at 21:40

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Identifying things in pictures isn't a general skill or a job in itself or a community maker. So it wouldn't work as a topic for a Stack Exchange site. Rather, you should have at least a general idea of what kind of stuff is on the picture (e.g. you know it's a mountain and you'd like to know which). Amongst existing sites, you could try

There currently isn't a site about landscapes and buildings. Look on Area 51 for a site proposal on a topic that would interest you, or start a new proposal if there isn't one already and you're keen and knowledgeable on that topic.

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Thanks also for this answer. I tried this time photo.stackexchange.com and they were able to identify my picture within minutes. – RoflcoptrException Apr 15 '11 at 22:28
@Roflcoptr: I deliberately didn't mention Photo, because they don't make a business of identifying random stuff on photos. But asking a meta-question the way you did was acceptable — you were lucky to be (it seems) the first to do that so you could use this opportunity to show your example. – Gilles Apr 15 '11 at 22:36
Yes that was luck ;) But I get also 1-2 other useful hints where I can do it next time. – RoflcoptrException Apr 15 '11 at 22:37

There's a proposal for this on Area 51: Reverse Image Search. It's currently a pretty weak proposal, though, and it doesn't have many followers.

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Probably because 90% of the answers would be for google goggles and tineye? ;) – jcolebrand Apr 14 '11 at 21:41
...and now the proposal is gone. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 25 '11 at 4:57

a natural sight, or a building

Travel (currently in beta) might appreciate this kind of question.

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