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).
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

direct link).

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

Set: Turgot map of Paris

Voting period ends on 25 Nov 2018 at 20:08:02 (UTC)

Original – The Turgot map of Paris (full map) WARNING: 850 MB!
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 1 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 2 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 3 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 4 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 5 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 6 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 7 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 8 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 9 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 10 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 11 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 12 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 13 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 14 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 15 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 16 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 17 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 18-19 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Turgot map of Paris, sheet 20 - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
Reason
Highly detailed reproduction of this historic map. Featured on Commons. This is a set nomination. The full image and all 20 individual plates above (20 images altogether) are all nominated.
Articles in which this image appears
Turgot map of Paris
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Michel-Étienne Turgot
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 20:08, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Not visually accessible to Main Page readers. Useful as a historical document only. Sca (talk) 14:48, 16 November 2018 (UTC)



Julia Shaw

Voting period ends on 24 Nov 2018 at 10:54:22 (UTC)

Original – German-Canadian psychologist Julia Shaw, photographed in March 2018
Alternative 1 - not cropped
Alternative 2 – CSS image crop
Alternative 2 – CSS image crop
Reason
This crop of File:Julia Shaw 2018-03-10.jpg is the lead image in the article Julia Shaw (psychologist). The original image has been released through the OTRS and is of a high quality, so I believe this meets the FP criteria.
Articles in which this image appears
Julia Shaw (psychologist)
FP category for this image
People/Science and engineering
Creator
Boris Breuer; cropped by Kmhkmh
  • Support as nominator – A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 10:54, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment The crop is uneven, her right shoulder is chopped off. Brandmeistertalk 11:48, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Perhaps a more even crop could be extracted from the original image (I wouldn't really know how to do that well enough). A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 12:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Personally I prefer a cropped version including the completely hair, but tastes differ. I can create another crop including both shoulders, if that is of any concern. My goal is/was simply to provide a better thumbbnail of her face (in the associated articles I created). The crop is basically just a cut & paste job with Gimp. I have no real opinion on the nomination. Personally if anything I'd rather nominate the original rather than this crop or similar derivatives. But i'm not familiar with the nomination criteria or goals.--Kmhkmh (talk) 16:40, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
I added the original. It will be considered alongside the crop. That said, I agree with Brandmeister's point. MER-C 20:12, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I added Alternate 2, a temporary crop (CSS image crop). If it gets enough support then a permanent crop can be uploaded by the nominator or Kmhkmh. Support Alternate 2 or other similar crops. Bammesk (talk) 02:32, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
That's fine as crop for commons, for the wikipedia articles however I prefer picture that focuses more on the face, which is more common/useful for biographic article imho. So in this case only the torso above her hands.--Kmhkmh (talk) 05:17, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I edited the CSS crop to that extent. Revert if undesired. MER-C 10:19, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
I didn't see that in time, meanwhile I've aleady replaced the pictures in the articles by another crop more or less the same as yours.--Kmhkmh (talk) 15:44, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
already uploaded
  • Support alternative 2, but would also support the rest of the body. Brandmeistertalk 10:11, 16 November 2018 (UTC)



Delist: Saint Vitus Cathedral

Voting period ends on 23 Nov 2018 at 12:59:08 (UTC)

landscape
Reason
Not used in any articles, low resolution, not up to modern standards re: interiors.
Articles this image appears in
None
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/St Vitus stained glass
Nominator
MER-C
  • DelistMER-C 12:59, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist – Substandard image. Sca (talk) 14:57, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist - Well below current standards. Mattximus (talk) 03:33, 14 November 2018 (UTC)



Europa

Voting period ends on 23 Nov 2018 at 02:58:09 (UTC)

Original (3,680 × 2,720 pixels) – Realistic-color Galileo mosaic of Europa's anti-Jovian hemisphere showing numerous lineae
Alternative 1 (2,300 × 1,700 pixels)
Reason
High resolution, FP on Commons, good EV
Articles in which this image appears
Europa (moon), Galileo (spacecraft), etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab-Caltech / SETI Institute, uploaded by WolfmanSF
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 02:58, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose – upsampled. I would support an upload from the original TIFF (second revision of this file). MER-C 09:36, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
    Support alternative – I have uploaded the said revision, which has not undergone additional upsampling and sharpening. MER-C 13:11, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support as uploader – It was upsampled because the image's fine detail is difficult to appreciate in the smaller version (without putting your nose up to the monitor, that is – check out, for example, the ridges near the terminator). An image such as this would have gone through many types of processing and manipulation before being released, so the suggestion that we shouldn't edit it further makes little sense. WolfmanSF (talk) 20:28, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support both, prefer Alternate 1. Whichever is stable in the article is Ok with me. Bammesk (talk) 02:06, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose upsampled image, support Alternate 1 - nice image, doesn't need to be upsampled. Kaldari (talk) 23:15, 15 November 2018 (UTC)



NGC 2818

Voting period ends on 23 Nov 2018 at 02:48:15 (UTC)

OriginalHubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2818
Reason
High resolution, this image appears in two articles on the English Wikipedia
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 2818, Pyxis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 02:48, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Freshman404Talk 06:41, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Doesn't meet size requirements. MER-C 09:36, 13 November 2018 (UTC)



NGC 7635

Voting period ends on 23 Nov 2018 at 02:24:50 (UTC)

Original – Wide field image of NGC 7635 as captured by the Hubble telescope.
Reason
High resolution, this image appears on two articles
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 7635, List of Hubble anniversary images
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
  • Support as nominatorThe NMI User (talk) 02:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • support Beautiful :) Freshman404Talk 06:41, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • The caption needs to state that this is not an approximate true color image both here and in the article. Spectral line imaging has encyclopedic and scientific value, but you need to explain this specifically. (The noise is a result of the intentionally narrow bandpass, thus reducing the signal to noise ratio). MER-C 09:52, 13 November 2018 (UTC)



Delist: Cheshire Regiment trench Somme 1916

Voting period ends on 21 Nov 2018 at 13:28:31 (UTC)

World War I
Reason
Short of minimum requirements on both sides (1,400 × 1,069 px) for illustrating World War I, today's POTD. Surely when it comes to such broad topics, better high-resolution alternatives exist, even in natural color.
Articles this image appears in
Cheshire Regiment, 100+ other pages
Previous nomination/s
Nominator
Brandmeistertalk
  • DelistBrandmeistertalk 13:28, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist yes there are surely better quality images showing a trench in WW1. Mattximus (talk) 15:28, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist -- The NMI User (talk) 02:06, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist – Per previous. Sca (talk) 14:59, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Delist. A higher resolution scan of this photo should also be possible. MER-C 21:29, 13 November 2018 (UTC)



Delist and replace: Ginevra de’ Benci

Voting period ends on 20 Nov 2018 at 12:55:29 (UTC)

Proposed replacement
Reason
Superseded in articles by higher resolution version.
Articles this image appears in
Ginevra de' Benci, etc.
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ginevra de' Benci
Nominator
MER-C



The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus

Voting period ends on 19 Nov 2018 at 15:01:49 (UTC)

Reason
High quality reproduction of a painting with its own article and significant impact elsewhere.
Articles in which this image appears
The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus, Philosopher's stone, History of pseudoscience, etc.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Joseph Wright of Derby
  • Support as nominatorMER-C 15:01, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Question Looking at other versions online, this one looks too dark. Have you seen the picture in real life? 09:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC) Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:51, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
    No, but I found this photograph of the painting as it is displayed (bottom right), which would suggest the painting is darker than some direct photographs on the web. The artist is famous for chiaroscuro, so some darkness is expected. MER-C 20:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I think yours is darker than the one you signpost. Charlesjsharp (talk) 15:33, 12 November 2018 (UTC)



Marsh fritillary male

Voting period ends on 18 Nov 2018 at 22:13:17 (UTC)

OriginalMarsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) male in Brickes Wood, Lydlinch, Dorset, England
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Illustrates article well.
Articles in which this image appears
Marsh fritillary
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Charlesjsharp
Are fritillaries known for their fertility? – (Sorry!) Sca (talk) 14:31, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • No way, they do not breed readily! Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:30, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Congrats on this quickly approved TFP. – Sca (talk) 14:04, 12 November 2018 (UTC)



Composite macro photo of LED matrix

Voting period ends on 18 Nov 2018 at 21:34:19 (UTC)

Original – Composite image of a 11x44 LED matrix name tag display using SMD LEDs. Top: A little over half of the 21x86 mm display. Center: Close-up of 0.8x1.6mm LEDs in ambient light. Bottom: LEDs in their own red light.
Reason
Very high EV, good quality bellows macro photo (no DOF problem), shows even the minuscule LED chips and gold bonding wires inside the tiny 1.6 x 0.8 mm transparent surface-mount packages. Also shows a wider image of the matrix, as well as LEDs in their own light.
Articles in which this image appears
Light-emitting diode, Surface-mount technology
FP category for this image
materials science
Creator
Janke
  • Support as nominatorJanke | Talk 21:34, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 01:03, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 09:30, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - The NMI User (talk) 02:15, 13 November 2018 (UTC)



Phidippus otiosus

Voting period ends on 17 Nov 2018 at 01:55:32 (UTC)

Original – Female Phidippus otiosus jumping spider from Highlands County, Florida
Reason
High resolution macro image, good composition, cleanly isolated from background
Articles in which this image appears
Phidippus otiosus
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Arachnids
Creator
David E. Hill
  • Support as nominatorKaldari (talk) 01:55, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not enough general sharpness/definition and poor DoF. Quality possibly limited by camera. Line top left (scale?) doesn't work for me. Charlesjsharp (talk) 12:40, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
    • @Charlesjsharp: Although this looks a bit like a tarantula, it's actually a tiny jumping spider (about the size of a house fly). With a macro photo of something so small it isn't possible to have both better sharpness and DoF (due to diffraction softening). f/11 (the aperture setting that was used) is right in the sweet spot for an SLR sensor. If you pushed it to f/16 (for more DoF) it would be diffraction limited and start looking soft. Personally, I think the photographer made a good trade-off between DoF and sharpness as most of the spider is in focus, especially the part closest to the viewer. Kaldari (talk) 17:31, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Looking at your user page, it looks like you probably already know everything I wrote above. Do you know of any way you could improve both the sharpness and DoF (as I don't). Kaldari (talk) 17:49, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • It's not possible to get an FP of a tiny insect with a normal macro lens. I've photographed dozens but no FPs. The settings are fine otherwise. The secret is focus stacking or specialist camera equipment. Charlesjsharp (talk) 17:53, 7 November 2018 (UTC)



Roughtail rock agama

Voting period ends on 16 Nov 2018 at 23:11:15 (UTC)

Original – Roughtail rock agama (Stellagama stellio brachydactyla), Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Reason
High quality large image. FP on Commons. Important for article
Articles in which this image appears
Stellagama
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Reptiles
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 23:11, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, sharp image, good composition, good EV. Kaldari (talk) 07:23, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. MER-C 16:58, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent EV, and great quality shot. Mattximus (talk) 23:51, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - The NMI User (talk) 02:15, 13 November 2018 (UTC)



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