Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

This star, with one point broken, symbolizes the featured candidates on Wikipedia.

Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words", the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets.

All users may comment. However, only those who have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and with at least 100 edits will be included in the numerical count. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures, except that:.If the image to be delisted is not used in any articles by the time of closure, it must be delisted. If it is added to articles during the nomination, at least one week's stability is required for the nomination to be closed as "Kept". The nomination may be suspended if a week hasn't yet passed to give the rescue a chance.

Outside of the nominator, all voters are expected to have been on Wikipedia for 25 days and to have made a minimum of 100 edits. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

  • Note that delisting an image does not mean deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article(s).

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

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How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using .

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

Is my monitor adjusted correctly?

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In a discussion about the brightness of an image, it is necessary to know if the computer display is properly adjusted. Displays differ greatly in their ability to show shadow detail. There are four dark grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display shadow detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings. Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal shadow detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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Displays also differ greatly in their ability to show highlight detail. There are light grey circles in the adjacent image. If you can discern three (or even four) of the circles, your monitor can display highlight detail correctly. If you see fewer than three circles, you may need to adjust the monitor and/or computer display settings (probably reduce the contrast setting). Some displays cannot be adjusted for ideal highlight detail. Please take this into account when voting.
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On a gamma-adjusted display, the four circles in the color image blend into the background when seen from a few feet (roughly 75–150 cm) away. If they do not, you could adjust the gamma setting (found in the computer's settings, not on the display), until they do. This may be very difficult to attain, and a slight error is not detrimental. Uncorrected PC displays usually show the circles darker than the background.
Note that on most consumer LCD displays (laptop or flat screen), viewing angle strongly affects these images. Correct adjustment on one part of the screen might be incorrect on another part for a stationary head position. Click on the images for more technical information. If possible, calibration with a hardware monitor calibrator is recommended.

Current nominations

Delist:Havasu Falls

Voting period ends on 30 Jun 2018 at 15:49:57 (UTC)

a picture of Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon
Reason
Resolution is low, very pixelated and blurry. Don't think this meets our current standards for WP:FP
Articles this image appears in
List of waterfalls, List of waterfalls by type
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Havasu Falls 1a md.jpg
Nominator
« Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @



A pyrosome colony washed up into a California tide pool

Voting period ends on 24 Jun 2018 at 23:06:15 (UTC)

OriginalPyrosoma atlanticum, a tunicate, or colony of zooids, in a tide pool in California
Reason
When I came across this in a tide pool near Monterey, California, I had no idea what it was. In fact, it is a pyrosome, a colony of little creatures that floats around the ocean, connected by a gelatinous "tunic". Strange things. I think EV is the main thing here -- we have very few pictures of these, and this one depicts its unusual form/texture pretty well, I think.
Articles in which this image appears
Pyrosoma atlanticum, Pyrosome
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Others
Creator
Rhododendrites
  • Support as nominator – — Rhododendrites talk \\ 23:06, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportYann (talk) 13:11, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – nice photo but it doesn't have the alive-pop of the infobox photo in Pyrosome, puzzling! Bammesk (talk) 13:55, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @this thread for more. This of course does not change that this picture is indeed by a tidepool and not a living specimen out in the open ocean. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:13, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I understand. I checked some google images... About "a tidepool and not a living specimen": is the nom image a good representation of a living pyrosome? (as opposed to a dead pyrosome) If you think it is, then this is a Support vote. Bammesk (talk) 14:40, 16 June 2018 (UTC) Bammesk (talk) 15:07, 16 June 2018 (UTC)



Astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, American Flag, and Earth

Voting period ends on 23 Jun 2018 at 06:51:07 (UTC)

Original – During the last manned lunar mission, geologist Harrison Schmitt (the first scientist-astronaut) poses with the American flag, with the Earth as a backdrop.
Reason
High resolution, unique photograph, taken while wearing awkward and unforgiving equipment in an unforgiving environment. Has a free license. File has description.
Articles in which this image appears
Harrison Schmitt
FP category for this image
Space
Creator
NASA/Eugene Cernan
  • Support as nominatorKees08 (Talk) 06:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Great image with high EV, high quality. – Yann (talk) 11:12, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Are there other versions/frames? This one has a focussing error and/or camera shake, clearly seen in full size. (The scan is OK, since the fiduciary crosses are tack sharp.) --Janke | Talk 14:53, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
    Images. Closest equivalent would be this I reckon, but I think it is worse off. Thoughts? Kees08 (Talk) 07:24, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    Looking at this: [1], I'd say it's a better choice, Schmitt is in focus, and there's no camera shake. If I were you, I'd close this nomination, and nominate that one instead... --Janke | Talk 09:04, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    Hm, I am not a huge fan of the sun reflecting off the helmet in that one. I do see the camera shake when I zoom in. Just to make sure, you think the camera shake is worse than the helmet glare? Kees08 (Talk) 03:39, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
    Yes, I think the shake is worse than the glare. You don't see the face in either picture, anyway. Also, the tilted composition of this one is pretty awkward. --Janke | Talk 06:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)



Battle of Dreux

Voting period ends on 22 Jun 2018 at 23:07:29 (UTC)

Original – The Battle of Dreux, France, was fought on 19 December 1562 between Catholics and Huguenots
Reason
high quality image used as a lead
Articles in which this image appears
Battle of Dreux
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/War
Creator
Perrissin and Tortorel
  • Support as nominatorYann (talk) 23:07, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Is the category OK? Yann (talk) 23:08, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – leaning to support but too much contrast correction, too bright, IMO. Bammesk (talk) 03:38, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Bammesk: The background is supposed to be white, yet there is no white pixel in the background. Yann (talk) 11:52, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • The background (in the drawing area) [2] has a fine shade, that shade is too muted in the restoration IMO. Also the physical paper (the border) has a texture, I think retaining some of that texture could be an improvement. Bammesk (talk) 01:54, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice. Better than grayscale. (sidenote: FYI, I would also support a brighter version, somewhere between the initial nom version and what you have now. Also would support less color saturation.) Bammesk (talk) 13:20, 16 June 2018 (UTC)



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