UESPWiki:Featured Images

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Featured images follow the same nomination process as for Featured Articles, but as they appear in a different section of the main page, a separate series of votes is held to decide which images meet the required standard.

For an image to be eligible for Featured status, it must be used in a UESP article. This is to prevent specially-taken beauty shots from stealing the limelight.

A gallery of older Featured Images can be found here. Similarly, the archives of previous nominations can be found here. Note that not all failed nominations are included.

Featured Image Process[edit]


Any registered member can nominate any image at any time. Nominated images should be of high quality and meet the site's image standards.

To nominate an image, list it on the bottom of this page with a three-tier heading, (===Example===), and briefly explain why you think the image should be given featured status.


File:SR-quest-Dragon Rising 05.jpg
SR-quest-Dragon Rising 05.jpg

This is another great image. It appears cinematic, which is rare for the TES series.

  • Support as nominator. --Example 22:03, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


After an image has been nominated, any registered member can vote to support or oppose each nomination. Each member can only vote once for a given image, but a member may change his/her vote by striking out the original vote and replacing it with the revised vote.

To vote on an image, state whether you support or oppose the image for featured image status. A vote should be in bold, and all votes must be signed. For example:
* '''Support''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Oppose''': <Comment> --~~~~

Commenting with your vote is optional, but if you oppose a nomination, please state how the image must be improved to get your support for featured status.

If you are not yet ready to vote but would still like to add your thoughts, you may use:

* '''Comment''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Question''': <Question> --~~~~

And fill in your concerns or questions.


UESP Administrators will periodically make decisions on image nominations. Decisions will only be made if:

  • The image has been nominated for more than seven days.
  • Five or more votes have been placed.

Nominations not meeting these criteria will be left open until a decision can be reached.

Images whose nominations pass will receive featured image status on the front page for two weeks (which may be extended up to one month if there is a shortage of images), and receive a small bronze star (Featured star.png) on the top right corner. If an image achieves featured status before the present featured image's time expires, it must wait its turn.

Current Featured Image[edit]

Lord Brol
14 July, 2016 - 14 August, 2016


Nominations and Votes[edit]



At first sight this picture stands out as if it was a painting, mainly due to the angle of light, especially on Arianas' face. It has captured a movement and involvement from the character in a way it feels more like done by an actor than by an animation.

  • Support: As nominator. —MortenOSlash (talk) 05:27, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It's not a bad image on its own, but since our standards say that NPC images have to show as much of the NPC as possible, then unless there's a good reason why she's only shown from waist-up, we should probably have an image that shows more of the NPC. Right now I'm not supporting because this image doesn't appear to meet image standards.-damon  talkcontribs 15:24, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Per Damon. It is indeed a very nice picture, but it doesn't meet our standards for the primary picture of an npc. -- SarthesArai Talk 19:26, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: It's unfortunate that our flawed standards result in an amazing image like this one being inappropriate for feature status. I can't support the nomination because of that ridiculous composition rule, but I can't oppose it either, because as a picture of the NPC, it's a very good image. --Enodoc (talk) 20:13, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
    • Comment: I agree with this. I've actually been tempted to make a discussion in the Community Portal to suggest having different standards for ESO: the character dialogue shots such as this one are easily the best, clearest way to recognize an NPC: you can see their facial features and expressions (to give an idea of their personality) easier, and lighting tends to be much better when in dialogue than outside of it. This one shows a bit less than most, but generally dialogue shots show from roughly the knees up. I think an image that shows an NPC's face clearly and in good lighting and just happens to be missing the part from their knees down is preferable to one with poorer lighting and farther away that shows the whole NPC: the feet/knees aren't the important part of the NPC. The intention with an NPC image is to have a good shot where you can easily recognize them, and I think dialogue shots in most cases are the best way to do that. ~ Alarra (talk) 23:35, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
      • Comment: I don't want to derail the nomination too much with politics, but I disagree with the notion that the standards are flawed. The intent behind it is good and well-meaning, wanting the NPC's primary image to be indicative of them in their natural environment with a good look at their appearance, and I definitely feel like that should remain the primary standard, even for ESO. This image is lit up well and looks really damn good, don't get me wrong, but as Aranias' primary image, it's so close-up that it's not capturing her in her natural habitat particularly well. We have no real indication of her environment, nor do we have an accurate depiction of her whole appearance, which is what the point of the primary image for an NPC is to show. Because ESO is inherently different when it comes to framing up and capturing images of things in-game, there's always small hiccups to be expected, but that doesn't mean that the standard should be changed entirely. Where practical, I am absolutely behind the first-choice image being as full as possible to give the best appearance for an NPC that can be given, although at the same time as an MMO there should be enough flex to accommodate circumstances where it just isn't practical to get a full image, whatever the case-by-case circumstances may be. But the rule as it is is fine, I think, and the rule should always be the first thing attempted to follow when looking to frame up and take images of NPCs in the game. At least in my opinion. -damon  talkcontribs 18:15, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The angle is interesting but it doesn't meet standards. I don't really see a need to replace it though. —Legoless (talk) 22:11, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Great image of the character. The lighting and angle are both really nice. There should obviously be a full body image of the NPC as well to meet the standards, but that doesn't mean that this in itself isn't a good image. Forfeit (talk) 04:30, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It looks a bit too cartoon-y. --Dragon Guard (talk) 11:28, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: I absolutely agree with Enodoc and Alarra (because I've had the exact same thought) and this is why I'm voting support to mark that perhaps the image standards could be revised (at least for ESO). Tib (talk) 16:22, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Per Tib and Forfeit, and if this doesn't meet standards, what about http://en.uesp.net/wiki/File:ON-quest-Goblin_Marq_02.jpg ? That's a featured image. Due to the difficulty of image capturing with ESO, perhaps the standards need to be tweaked? Phacteria (talk) 06:23, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
    • That image is a quest image, hence the prefix ON-quest in the name. It's a 4:3 aspect ratio image showing a subject that is related to the quest the image is named for. This FI vote right now is for an NPC image, 1:1 aspect ratio, with a full shot of the NPC. I want it on the record that I opposed that image because it was boring looking and the lighting and angle and posture looked bizarre, but as far as the image standards that I linked to earlier in the vote goes, it's in line with what the standards for that type of image should be. And, if you feel strongly enough to argue one way or another, there's a quite ignored Community Portal discussion to allow the community a forum outside of this nomination to discuss the standards for NPC images in ON. Here is a link to the current image standards for various types of images, if you want to give it a read and have the knowledge of why images are done the way they are, if you're interested in giving that a reading as well. -damon  talkcontribs 14:38, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

File:ON-quest-A Ghost from the Past 04.jpg[edit]

ON-quest-A Ghost from the Past 04.jpg

Following up on a recent nomination of a similar image, which reached no consensus, I'd like to see if we can agree on another version of the statue of Sithis. Since I received a few positive comments about this image, I've decided to put it up for the voting. The angle here is exactly how I want it to be, and the image is sharp. It's taken from the top of stairs opposite the statue, which allows you to see that Sithis is holding a little brazier in his hand. The fact that there is a small Argonian standing in front of it is possibly less optimal, although in a way, it gives you a feeling of how big the statue is.

Please write your comments and if you have further opinions regarding improving the image, leave them so that we can have a nice new FI, because we all seem to agree this is a magnificent statue.

  • Support: As nominator. Tib (talk) 16:22, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: The previously nominated image was cool, but this is even better. Awesome subject captured perfectly. I particularly like how the flame is visible in this version of the image where it couldn't be clearly seen in the other. Forfeit (talk) 16:36, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: New version looks great! The Argonian in the image is fine; I agree that it gives an idea of the size of the statue. ~ Alarra (talk) 17:12, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: I like the angle, lighting and the composition of this picture. Makes the statue look really imposing. The NPC for scale is a nice touch. Contraptions (talk) 17:55, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Angle, light, composition, it is all there. I especially like how well the size of the statue shows. —MortenOSlash (talk) 18:15, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: A great image, and the NPC invokes the same sense of wow for scale that the first ESO featured image had, which definitely adds to, rather than detracts from, the whole composition. --Enodoc (talk) 20:24, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Excellent subject matter, and it provides a sense of being insignificant, which I quite like in an MMO. - KINMUNE (TALK) 01:22, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: The complaints for the previous image are pretty much all addressed for, so why not? The lighting's great, the thumbnail looks pretty good, and looks even better with the large image. Phacteria (talk) 05:42, 22 July 2016 (UTC)