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 14:03, 26 June 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]

The One That Got Away
14 June, 2016 - 14 July, 2016


Nominations and Votes[edit]

File:ON-place-Shrine of Sithis.jpg[edit]

ON-place-Shrine of Sithis.jpg

Holy. Crap. Quite possibly the coolest depiction of a god in the games. It's like if John Carmack designed a monster based on Shiva.

  • Comment Oppose: This is very good FI material, but I desire a more zoomed out version, something in the middle of this one and the loading screen image (which looks roughly like this - [1]). This angle doesn't do the statue full justice :p But yes, the statue is awesome! Tib (talk) 21:46, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
I think keeping it close to the statue makes sense, because I'm just not seeing much else of interest of capture. The angle makes it imposing, and the range complements this effect. I'm concerned the only significant effect of zooming out would be to dilute the awesomeness of the statue with the rather typical renderings around it. Insignificant RevisionsThreatsEvidence 18:21, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
It is not to capture surroundings, but to show a statue from a straight angle to avoid distorted proportions. That would also show the fire that he is holding in his hand much more clearly. I will not oppose the nomination to not sabotage the outcome, but I will not support either, because I've been inside Xith-Izkul and I know how I want it :D (Uploaded another example here to illustrate my request.) Apologies for derailing. Tib (talk) 10:04, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
Seeing that almost everyone agrees regarding my concern, I'll change my vote to oppose. Hope we get an improved image soon though! Tib (talk) 22:32, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
That looks very nice; I'd happily support it. Insignificant RevisionsThreatsEvidence 02:14, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: I like it enough, although I'm not opposed to suggested updates. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 00:22, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Tib's image is better. - KINMUNE (TALK) 00:25, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: As the infamous JonTron once said, "That's fucking metal as fuck, dude!". In all serious, this is an incredibly badarse image that has to be shared with the world. But, yeah, the image could have been take a wee bit further away. --Rezalon (talk) 07:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: If a farther-away one looks better, then sure, let's go with that, but it's already a pretty awesome image as it is. ~ Alarra (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I'm opposing only because a neutral vote is useless, but while the statue looks cool, I am not a fan of the angle and the lighting. I feel like it could be set up a little better. That said, it's still an interesting image, though it isn't good enough to support outright. -damon  talkcontribs 22:37, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I oppose because of what most supporters have mentioned: zoomed out from a more downward-looking perspective is what I, and more people want to see. I feel the angle would be better, so I'd like to see that first. I would implore voters to take a clear stand, and for those that can access the game to go for that shot (if of course that is possible) ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 15:33, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I was the one who cropped it, and I wasn't happy with the result. The original was great but squishing it into a 4:3 ratio cuts off the edges of the statue. A shot taken one or two inches back would capture the whole thing. The problem is that this location is only visited once per character, often has NPCs in front of it, and is usually obscured by the smoky visuals which affect your camera for most of the quest. —Legoless (talk) 16:51, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Gonna close this one a little earlier than usual since it seems like a different version will be proposed instead. —Legoless (talk) 03:27, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Consensus: No Consensus. 5 - 4 —Legoless (talk) 03:27, 26 June 2016 (UTC)