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.
Featured Image Process
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.
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This is another great image. It appears cinematic, which is rare for the TES series.
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 () 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
Nominations and Votes
A really valuable image, being our only decent example of a "glowing" nirncrux-infused troll. Aside from that, the model is in a spectacular pose with good lighting and great facial detail. It's hard to get ESO shots of this quality outside of official promo material.
- Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 20:37, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: It's a good enough creature shot, but I don't think that should be enough to qualify as a featured image. There's nothing really breathtaking about this one. Weroj (talk) 10:53, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
- Support: Cool creature shot. The pose and glow both help to make the beast look even more intimidating. Forfeit (talk) 20:38, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: I agree with Weroj; it's a cool shot of the creature but there's nothing that particularly stands out as FI-worthy of it to me. ~ Alarra (talk) 05:29, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
The beams of light shining from the windows make this image. The composition is also good, showing the shrines at the bottom, and the windows at the top.
- Support: As nominator. Weroj (talk) 10:53, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: Maybe I'm biased because of the Special Edition, but the textures in this scene are a little too busy. The light and the upward angle kind of detract from the shrines themselves, which are what the image is seemingly meant to depict. —Legoless (talk) 16:38, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: I agree with Legoless in that the actual subject is kind of hard to see in the image. I'd prefer an angle more like the oldest version of this image. Forfeit (talk) 20:38, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: The God rays are a bit too bright, and I feel like it's detracting from the presentation the interior to have such a bright white space in the room instead of something a bit more subtle. I actually don't mind the look of the textures or even the framing of the image itself, but the light balance doesn't feel right to me. -damon talk ♥ contribs 22:01, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose: I agree, the rays are too bright, to the point that they obscure the shrines in the background. ~ Alarra (talk) 05:29, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
A surprisingly cinematic image of an iconic Morrowind quest. The angle is great, the lighting is fantastic, and the fish itself is clearly displayed.
- Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 16:35, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
- Support: Blue-Fin, we meet again you bugger. -damon talk ♥ contribs 18:59, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
- Support: A good clear shot that makes me interested in the quest, and it would be appropriate to have at least one Morrowind image some time before the ESO expansion's release. ~ Alarra (talk) 05:29, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
There are only two Vermai in Redguard, found together in a lategame area. This is a crazy hard image to capture and I honestly didn't think we ever would. It also likely surpasses any other image of these things in existence, since it required use of the console to capture the creature so clearly (Redguard is usually third-person). This is also the last time we ever saw the Vermai in TES, so it's great to have the more modern depiction of the Daedra now.