My thinking at the time was that there were plenty of game and software emulator files for systems that commonly used compact cassette rather than floppy disk drives back in the day.
But the thing is, only some of these files are representations of the data on the compact cassette. Typically they preserve the sequential and audio properties of the tape format. Some might be just encapsulated sound files, some support fast loaders, some support games which load more stages or data after the game loads.
But in my experience these actual tape images arrived later on the scene of at least Spectrum emulators. The first kind of files for those emulators on the Speccy were called "snapshots" and they instead contained a representation of the entire state of the machine, including all its memory, the CPU and hardware registers, the screen, and everything else. I think they were called snapshots because a hardware hacking device back in the day that plugged into a real Speccy also let you save the state of the machine, perhaps using the same file format as one of the Speccy emulator formats?
So that's the background.
Should we rename tape-images to cover both types of file?
Should we create a new tag for snapshot files? If we create a new tag, what should it be named? Is snapshots good or not? Perhaps "snapshot" is only meaningful to Spectrum users and other platforms had different names? If so is there a generic name used across multiple platforms?
Just please not anything with "rom" in it! Such names could be used for Timex TS2068, Sinclair Interface 2, and other actual ROM cartridge emulator file formats like for most game consoles.
Or just nuke the current tag and wait a few years until there's more applicable questions?