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 {{ FPCgloss}}.

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

Ansel Adams

Voting period ends on 4 Mar 2018 at 03:07:19 (UTC)

Original – Portrait of notable United States nature photographer Ansel Adams
Reason
Lead image in the Ansel Adams article; good quality and EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ansel Adams, J. Malcolm Greany, Conservation Photography, Taos art colony
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People
Creator
J. Malcolm Greany, with edits by Kaidor and Utzdman55
  • Support as nominator Pine 03:07, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Charlesjsharp ( talk) 09:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Likewise. -- Janke | Talk 10:21, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Support f/64? I joke....-- LivioAndronico ( talk) 19:45, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - bottom right corner needs to be touched up. Also obvious bright spots on his coat and pants can be removed. Bammesk ( talk) 03:58, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Agree with Bammesk. If my laptop weren't in the shop, I'd look into doing it myself. Crisco 1492 mobile ( talk) 09:21, 23 February 2018 (UTC)



Plain tiger

Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2018 at 18:40:28 (UTC)

OriginalPlain tiger butterfly (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) male from Kerala, India
Reason
High quality image illustrates article well. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Plain tiger
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Grivet

Voting period ends on 2 Mar 2018 at 18:36:59 (UTC)

OriginalGrivet (Chlorocebus aethiops) from Ethiopia
Reason
High quality image illustrates article well. FP on Commons.
Articles in which this image appears
Grivet
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Charlesjsharp



Portrait Of Boy (Frankie, The Organ Boy)

Voting period ends on 26 Feb 2018 at 19:04:28 (UTC)

Original — Titled “Portrait of Boy” in the artist’s private logbook, with no further elaboration, but traditionally known as “Frankie, The Organ Boy”, Bellows’ portrait is of a child with a visible midline defect, possibly due to a chromosomal microdeletion; the sitter was either a seller of newspapers, since his nickel badge gives him permission to be out of school during daylight hours, or (more likely to my mind) a musician working in the very earliest movie houses in the vicinity of Bellows’ New York City studio. Possibly painted in a single sitting, the portrait pays tribute to the sitter “in the grand manner” as a full-body, formal, and ‘royal’ portrait.
Reason
An excellent and faithful Google Art Project reproduction of one of George Bellows’ most important early works, on which I intend to commence a new article
Articles in which this image appears
George Bellows, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
FP category for this image
painting
Creator
Dcoetzeebot
  • Support as nominatorVesuvius Dogg ( talk) 19:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Creator is clearly not the bot. You need to link the category to the proper page.  —  Chris Woodrich ( talk) 04:42, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - Perhaps it's premature to nominate the photograph before there is a page made for this painting? As it stands now, it has limited EV. But with it's own page it would have very high EV. Mattximus ( talk) 18:50, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


*Reply I will hop to it in the next few days. Like Gauguin’s Arii Matamoe and Ingres’ Louise de Broglie, Comptesse d’Haussonville, both of which became DYKs with Main Page photos, “Frankie, The Organ Boy” deserves wider Wikipedia notice (I think). Would it be proper here to credit Google Art Project as the Creator of the image, or Bellows himself? (Thanks everyone for their patience and advice, while I gather sources.) Vesuvius Dogg ( talk) 14:18, 19 February 2018 (UTC)



Ceiling of the Hall of the Consistory in Palazzo Pubblico (Siena)

Voting period ends on 25 Feb 2018 at 15:49:07 (UTC)

Original – Ceiling of the Hall of the Consistory in Palazzo Pubblico (Siena).jpg
Reason
One of best ceiling in Siena
Articles in which this image appears
Palazzo Pubblico
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
LivioAndronico
  • Support as nominator LivioAndronico ( talk) 15:49, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Issues with uneven lighting towards the top. The whole thing isn't quite straight and there is a slight fish-eye effect and the highlights are blown on the lighting. In fairness I can't really see any way of getting a picture of this thing to FP standards without some cleaver post processing and HDR work. ©Geni ( talk) 18:05, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • ©Geni It is not issues, it is a dome so logically with a 10 mm wide angle you can notice the spiciness, moreover it is naturally an HDR worked with photoshop as in exif,saluti-- LivioAndronico ( talk) 14:54, 20 February 2018 (UTC)



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