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
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)
- 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)
- 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. —Fullerton ﴾talk﴿ 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)
- 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)
I'd like to submit this landscape image of Kushtashpi, a Daedric Ruin in Vvardenfell. It took me a decent amount of time to be able to get to where I ended up taking this screenshot, and I think it turned out beautifully. The bright blue sky contrasts with the dark stone of the ruin, which I think is visually stunning. That and it really shows the vastness of Morrowind and how sprawling some of these daedric ruins can be.
- Support: As nominator. — Unsigned comment by JarlUlfric (talk • contribs) at 03:06 on 20 October 2017 (UTC)
- Support: This is a spectacular landscape image. --FioFioFio (talk) 03:23, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
- Support: I second this (as I said on Discord, I thought it should be listed as a Featured Image :D) Timeoin (talk) 03:28, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
- Support: A nice shot, as much of an overview of the daedric ruind as you might get. -- SarthesArai Talk 15:03, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Another stunning image by our resident Redguard photographer Dillon. It needs to be noted that this game is third person, so it takes serious trickery and technical know-how to capture images like this. This image in particular is not only a great portrayal of a rarely-seen game location, it is also very significant from a lore perspective. Showing off the realm of Clavicus Vile in all its glory makes this a highly valuable image for the wiki, and it is particularly topical given the role Vile is playing in the ongoing ESO storyline at present. It would make for a relevant (and gorgeous) FI.
- Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 14:18, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support: I'm amazed at how this looks, given the game's general graphics. -- SarthesArai Talk 15:03, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support: The work required to get this is incredible, and it’s a good snapshot of TES history.--FioFioFio (talk) 16:19, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support: Great quality for the given namespace. An easy support. Forfeit (talk) 18:31, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support: As photographer. Thank you everyone for the kind words! —Dillonn241 (talk) 19:47, 11 November 2017 (UTC)