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 22:35, 28 April 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]

Exarch Arnoth
20 January, 2016 - 20 February, 2016


  • none

Nominations and Votes[edit]


ON-creature-Lord Brol.jpg

I really like the way the light shines off this creepy tentacle orb bro, the colours are vivid, and the background is interesting and pretty in its own right.

  • Support: As nominator. Weroj (talk) 16:40, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Other than the piece of material tied to the poles that's in the background which is blocking part of the plant-life of the area, I agree with all of the points of the nominator. --Rezalon (talk) 10:05, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: It looks nice. It's not very easy to get a good shot of this type of monster npc. Tib (talk) 22:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Like the colours and clarity, easy to support. Biffa (talk) 11:28, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

File:OB-quest-Drunk and Disorderly.jpg[edit]

"You're paying for all of this!"

This image does a great job of capturing this moment of the quest. I particularly like how the angle is from the innkeeper Witseidutsei's perspective as it allows me to imagine the annoyance and anger she must be feeling as she sees the three Fighters Guild members causing trouble and driving away all her business.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 22:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Per the above points. The tipped-over table is the only real evidence of disorder, but it is enough. Kozol (talk) 14:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Great angle. —Legoless (talk) 17:44, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: It's cool, although I kinda like the older version as well. Tib (talk) 22:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: I see a few guys having some drinks and a single upended table in a clean room. For all I know, they tipped it over, looked at a screw that was loose, said "Wow, I'm tired, let's drink!", and stopped working... Like I do sometimes. -damon  talkcontribs 03:25, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: Haha, well Oblivion images often lack the movement dynamics, that's true. I wouldn't mind a huge bar fight scene, with bloody noses, bodies and furniture flying over the room, and suggestively dressed bar maids screaming, but got to be realistic :D Hence my support for this one. Tib (talk) 10:12, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support:Still love this game and love the image as it take me back there... Biffa (talk) 10:52, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The featured images are supposed to make you want to try the game. The picture of someone looking at a group of three quietly sipping some kind of beverage more like make me want to turn off the computer and go to the pub having a beer. —MortenOSlash (talk) 04:30, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: They also tipped over a stool. I can picture them thinking "I'm sooo bad". --Manu (talk) 12:04, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: As the photographer, looking back at it now, I too regret the lack of disorder, more evident in the previous version. However my focus was, as stated here, to have an over-shoulder shot from the barkeep to the men in question. Suppose it may have been that the table and the odd stool or two alone felt enough to point out the mess made, at the time, considering Oblivion's consistent orderly style overall.
To further justify its nomination, I'd like to point out FIs don't necessarily need to make you want to play the game (if that alone would hold you from supporting); any sort of feeling it may spark could be considered a success if you ask me ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 22:35, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


ON-quest-The One That Got Away 02.jpg

Just a really pretty image here. Gorgeous background and the water looks great too. From what I understand, the rowboat has importance to the related quest as well so this image definitely helps to provide a memorable representation of this moment of the quest. Overall, I think this image would look great on the main page.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 22:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: The lighting is great and the manor in the background remains clear despite the draw distance fog. —Legoless (talk) 17:44, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: I want to live there Manu (talk) 11:42, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Hm, can't resist supporting my own image. It looks very nice as a thumbnail. *beams with pride* Tib (talk) 22:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: What they said. -damon  talkcontribs 03:25, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support:V.nice image. Biffa (talk) 10:51, 19 April 2016 (UTC)