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.


[edit] Featured Image Process

[edit] Nomination

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. elliot (talk) 19:13, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Voting

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.

[edit] Decisions

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.

[edit] Current Featured Image

Daggerfall Cathedral
4 December, 2014 - 18 December, 2014



[edit] Nominations and Votes

[edit] File:ON-quest-Goblin Marq 02.jpg

ON-quest-Goblin Marq 02.jpg

I think this is the best NPC portrait I saw in the game. The body texture feels almost 3D and the light is just spectacular. It is very hard to get those dark tones and shadows right, plus I like the contrast between the dark face and the sun behind it.

  • Support: As nominator. Moinante (talk) 10:25, 6 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: It is well-framed, but the killer for me is the weird compression artifacts in the sky to the left of his head. I don't know if the image was saved with bad quality settings or what, but the jagged, pixelated lines there just detract from the whole image for me. -- Hargrimm(T) 20:19, 6 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment I rarely comment on these things, but I am definitely not seeing any weird jagged, pixelated lines at all... all I see are brightness and then mountains... Jeancey (talk) 21:45, 6 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment It may depend on your monitor settings. I see them quite clearly. The sun's shading between the top of the guy's head and the top of the mountain is very blocky. Robin Hood  (talk) 01:10, 7 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: I like the way the lightsetting of the picture gives it a stunning effect, and I can not say I find pixelating coming through as prominent, even when zooming in to show it 100 %. —MortenOSlash (talk) 07:31, 7 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: I can't see anything there. I do see some blockiness to the right of his head when I push my laptop's screen back and look at it funny, but really I don't think that should matter. It's an interesting, well-shot image. —likelolwhat talk lulzy to me 09:10, 7 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: A well-composed, cinematic shot. Personally, I'm not seeing any weird pixelated lines. —<({QT>> 04:48, 8 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment: Thanks for the hint about the blocky artifacts! :) I was not aware of them. I can only see them at a certain monitor setting and from an extreme angle. I've uploaded a new version. --Holomay (talk) 10:31, 9 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: This looks great. The lighting really adds to the image. I don't think I've seen a portrait shot like this featured in a while, so this will also help add some variety to the images being featured. Forfeit (talk) 19:59, 10 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Crackingly good image IMO. Biffa (talk) 23:44, 11 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose / Comment: Okay, okay, I guess I had to visit the Featured Images page sooner or later and participate... Well now maybe I wanna say what I really think. Well, you see, I've got a theory. I don't know about supporting it. This is okay, if you asked me. But... You know, this type of image, not my style. Just not quite exemplar. DG#:) 21:26, 12 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: His posture is just incredibly strange to me. It almost looks unnatural at this angle and with this lighting. -damon  talkcontribs 00:09, 16 December 2014 (GMT)

[edit] File:ON-quest-Long_Lost_Lore_02.jpg

ON-quest-Long Lost Lore 02.jpg

An "in-action" image that captures a heated encounter of two historical characters.

  • Support: As nominator. - Shuryard (talk) 21:33, 15 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support:Nice image, good focus and textures. Biffa (talk) 22:36, 15 December 2014 (GMT)

* Oppose: I would definitely have supported it if it did not have the companion marker by the candle over Sheogorath's hand. Once I discovered it I am not able to ignore it.MortenOSlash (talk) 22:50, 15 December 2014 (GMT)

    • Update: I re-uploaded. Thank you for pointing it out! :) - Shuryard (talk) 23:07, 15 December 2014 (GMT)
      • Question: I still see the marker. Is it my cache that fools me? —MortenOSlash (talk) 05:59, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
        • Comment: I was getting it too. I purged the page and force-refreshed it, then it was fine. Robin Hood  (talk) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
          • Comment: And then it is gone, and I have withdrawn my opposition. —MortenOSlash (talk) 19:51, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Pretty cool image for a cool subject. I like it. —likelolwhat talk lulzy to me 05:54, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Morten, I think it is the cache. Clicking on the thumb still shows the marker, but clicking on the most recent version doesn't. I was kinda on the edge with this image, but I think that the intensity of the moment between these two characters is enough for me to support. •WoahBro►talk 06:14, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: "Boooooring!" That's what Sheogorath yells at that moment. The image's not boring, though. I like it. --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 12:46, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: With the marker gone, I can wholeheartedly support it. —MortenOSlash (talk) 19:51, 16 December 2014 (GMT)

[edit] File:ON-interior-The Earth Forge.jpg

ON-interior-The Earth Forge.jpg

An eye-catching shot of a Dwemer ruin. I think it has that perfect mix of eerie and intriguing, much like the people that built it.

  • Support: As nominator. —<({QT>> 04:38, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: It is certainly eye-catching! Very shiver-inducing too. (I'm not sure if I like the monochrome though.) —likelolwhat talk lulzy to me 05:54, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Dwemer stuff and lava always look cool together... The Earth Forge reminds me of the Aetherium Forge. As for the image, the colors and contrast are really very nice to the eye. --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 12:53, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose:Colors seem too muted for the subject. Too much of the background blurred together. Biffa (talk) 12:07, 17 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment: I'd like to point out that UI elements are partially visible at the upper edge of the image. It can be cropped, of course, but the original image has already been cropped to 4:3 from what I think was already a less than ideal framing. I have a screenshot of the place that I haven't been able to upload yet. I took it without UI elements in the first place, and in my opinion it has better contrast, lighting, angle and framing. Normally, I'd just have replaced the current image, but as this is in the middle of the nomination process, I'm very reluctant to do so. I don't just want to jump in and shout "Vote for my image!", especially since there are already three supportive votes for this version of the image. So before I do anything, I'd like to have some feedback on the issue. --Holomay (talk) 10:30, 18 December 2014 (GMT)

[edit] File:ON-place-Upper Craglorn.jpg

ON-place-Upper Craglorn.jpg

A simple but effective image. It shows the landscape quite well.

  • Support: As nominator. —<({QT>> 04:38, 16 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support:lovely image, which we should encourage more of on the FI section. It seems that most supported images are action shots with bright colors. Biffa (talk) 12:04, 17 December 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: I feel totally guilty for supporting my own screenshot again, but... it does look lovely. --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 20:36, 17 December 2014 (GMT)

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