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 08:13, 15 June 2018 (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]

1 April, 2018 - 1 May, 2018


  • none

Nominations and Votes[edit]

File:ON-creature-Heart of Rootwater.jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Heart of Rootwater.jpg

Somehow this monster image has caught my attention, and I think nominating it might finally give me some peace... It has nice colors, a cool green glow, and the thumbnail is awesome. And when I looked beyond that I realized that it is actually a very proper ESO boss image, with good focus. Usually it's quite dark inside caves and it's not always possible to capture images so that they look like this; often they turn out a dark, unclear mess instead :p Luckily, (sometimes) you do not need a big size image and hours of work to capture an impressive portrait.

  • Support: As nominator. Tib (talk) 18:23, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: 600 × 612 pixels! -- SarthesArai Talk 20:40, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: How about now? Echo (talk) 21:19, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: Now, I like it ;-) -- SarthesArai Talk 16:18, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: While a well-captured screenshot, I simply do not see anything that makes this image worthy of FI material. The pose and background are fine, but neither one is particularly remarkable. It is simply just another good creature image on the site. Forfeit (talk) 22:37, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: What Forfeit said. It's also rather blurry in full size. Weroj (talk) 13:22, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: The color palette for this image is very heavily vibrant and green, two things which have been somewhat lacking in a Featured Image for a while now. Also, it's now square. Echo (talk) 19:01, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Too small, unfortunately. Minimum is about 800px to be considered good enough to keep ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 09:43, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Comment: It's a little different with ESO, considering the difficulty in capturing many enemy shots. Maybe not FI-worthy, but certainly good enough to keep in my opinion. —Legoless (talk) 15:23, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: I agree with Echo that recent featured images have been lacking in vibrant colors and green hues. Considering the lower standards for ESO, in particular images of hostile creatures, this is a fine example. —Dillonn241 (talk) 06:19, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: As to get this clear an image, they would have had to use magical trickery. Timeoin (talk) 06:23, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: The image catches the eye, and it is a very effective depiction of a Lurcher. —Fullertontalk﴿ 23:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I think it is worth noting that two of the opposing comments here are from before it was improved to a better-quality image. Timeoin (talk) 23:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Comment: Improved how? It was only re-uploaded once, and the only difference was that it was cropped from an uneven 600x612 to a square 600x600; the files are practically identical. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 04:28, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: This image is decent but definitely not featured image-quality. The creature itself is off-centre, and as others have said, it's fairly blurry. The only thing it has going for it is the nice illumination coming from its glowing green torso. You could take a picture of any Lurcher directly facing the camera and it would be better. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 04:28, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Comment: Perhaps someone can replace this image with a similar but higher quality one. I would like to see some vivid greens in a featured image. I'll keep my support on here for that reason and because it's likely this nomination will end in no consensus. —Dillonn241 (talk) 04:58, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I've uploaded a new 1080x1080 version in case anyone wants to reconsider their vote. --Holomay (talk) 23:46, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: The new one looks great and I'd think it would be nice to have some more green in a featured image for once. I hope people that opposed the first image could reevaluate it to see if they will support the new one. --Ilaro (talk) 14:39, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

File:ON-pet-Regal Dovah-Fly.jpg[edit]

ON-pet-Regal Dovah-Fly.jpg

A beautiful HD shot of a rather small creature in ESO. It's actually a Crown Crate-exclusive pet collectible, so it's difficult enough to get an image of without actually owning it. Certainly illustrates the step up in model quality compared to the first appearance of these creatures!

  • Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 22:00, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: Good quality and it would be neat to have an insect as a featured image! I'm expecting some opposition because the fly blends into the background somewhat, but I don't think it's a big issue. —Dillonn241 (talk) 09:04, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: I like it as well. It's REALLY cool. Timeoin (talk) 18:03, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: While I'd really like to have an insect as featured image, I don't think I can support this one. Its head, especially its eye, is hard to distinguish from the rock formation in the background. In my opinion, the features of the creature and background need to be more distinct. --Ilaro (talk) 21:13, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: There's really not much interesting in the photo. I suppose the detail on the wings is cool, but aside from that this image doesn't stand out from most others. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 21:47, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: While the wings are truly awesome in this image, the rest of the image seems blurry and unfocused. Fullertontalk﴿ 21:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

File:ON-creature-Cunning Scamp.jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Cunning Scamp.jpg

This is a very rare small creature that occasionally spawns in the depths of Imperial City (it is an open PvP zone, for those of you who do not play ESO). The image is sharp and I like the red glow surrounding the scamp. It looks evil! :D Lastly, I also think the thumbnail looks great, so this is definitely an image worthy of FI status in my eyes.

  • Support: As nominator. Tib (talk) 09:54, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: Never even seen one of these guys, and they're designed to run away from the player. Not sure how an image this good was captured! —Legoless (talk) 21:39, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The visual effects appear to be discoordinated and jittery, obscuring the appearance of the image's subject. Fullertontalk﴿ 21:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: I like how the red effect combined with the reddish creature looks. It makes the image stand out. —Dillonn241 (talk) 21:57, 23 March 2018 (UTC)



First, this image is the best existing representation of Almalexia, who was always suffering from somewhat lazy visual implementation. Second, as far as I know, there were no featured images from Legends yet. Third, it is also a part of incoming "Houses of Morrowind" expansion, and Morrowind can't have too much love. Fourth, last time a member of the Tribunal was nominated as the FI was in 2011.

  • Support: As nominator. I'm astonished by this art and I truly believe that it is beautiful enough to become a FI. Phoenix Neko (talk) 14:20, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The image is certainly stunning and one of the best Legends art I've have seen to date, I am still afraid I need to oppose this. While it isn't really stated anywhere, I think featured images are mostly intended for pictures made by editors, so they get some acknowledgment for when they, for example, managed to get an exceptional nice screenshot. --Ilaro (talk) 14:39, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
    • Comment: My understanding of the "Featured image" nomination was that it means "Featured article image" ahead of everything else. So, literally any image that is used in article/s. It doesn't say "Featured user image"/"Featured screenshot" neither the rules specify that official/promo art is forbidden to be nominated. Indeed, there is a long tradition of nominating only screenshots, but frankly, it is purely arbitrary and/or coincidence rather than intended desicion. Phoenix Neko (talk) 15:27, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Per Ilaro. While it isn't explicitly stated that we can't use promotional or developer-created imagery in a Featured Image nomination, I do agree with Ilaro that it cheapens what the point of Featured Images and articles is about. The entire point behind both, as with Wikipedia and other wikis, is to showcase the community's talent and work when we featured high-quality content. I feel like featuring content released by one of the game studios current, past, or in the future creates a precedent that what the community can create can be ousted in favor of a comparative developer image.
That's why I feel despite the vague wording, the spirit of the wording was that it's about what we as a community can create and share, rather than what Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online, etc are able to create to share. It's unfortunate for the Legends namespace that virtually all imagery that can be found falls under that category, but that's the nature of the game and with my thoughts as I said I'll vote to oppose any developer-created imagery in a Featured Image vote. -damon  talkcontribs 17:21, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The spirit of the rule has always been applied, and that is that the image must be taken by and for use on a UESP article. This forbade modded images and artwork, and worked without controversy before Legends. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 18:50, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: While a stunning and artful illustration of Almalexia, I do believe that featured images should be showing off our editor's ability to take creative and high quality screenshots. JarlUlfric (talk) 19:35, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Not to dogpile, but I do want to say that we should never wholesale rip an asset out of a game and use it as a featured asset. I believe this isn't in good faith, and so should be steered clear of. Fullertontalk﴿ 21:09, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It's a great image, but as others have said, featured images should be user-created work. —Dillonn241 (talk) 21:57, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Neutral: Not bad but not good. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 05:10, 27 March 2018 (UTC)


ON-creature-The Whisperer.jpg

Really like the lighting on this picture, especially the shadows

  • Support: as nominator. --SMcM (talk) 10:55, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: Very cool. The lighting and shadows definitely make it look more intimidating. -damon  talkcontribs 13:28, 29 March 2018 (UTC)