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These are the candidates for becoming quality images. Please note that this is not the same thing as featured pictures. Additionally, if you just want some feedback on your pictures you can get that at Commons:Photography critiques.



The purpose of quality images is to encourage the people that are the foundation of Commons, the individual users who provide the unique images that expand this collection. While featured pictures identifies the absolute best of all the images loaded into Commons, Quality images sets out to identify and encourage users’ efforts in providing quality images to Commons.
Additionally, quality images should be a place to refer other users to when explaining methods for improving an image.


All nominated images should be the work of Commons users.

For nominatorsEdit

Below are the general guidelines for Quality images; more detailed criteria are available at Image guidelines.

Image page requirementsEdit
  1. Copyright status. Quality image candidates have to be uploaded to Commons under a suitable license. The full license requirements are at Commons:Copyright tags.
  2. Images should comply with all Commons policies and practices, including Commons:Photographs of identifiable people.
  3. Quality images shall have a meaningful file name, be properly categorized and have an accurate description on the file page in one or more languages. It is preferred, but not mandatory, to include an English description.
  4. No advertisements or signatures in image. Copyright and authorship information of quality images should be located on the image page and may be in the image metadata, but should not interfere with image contents.


Pictures must have been created by a Wikimedian in order to be eligible for QI status. This means that pictures from, for example, Flickr are ineligible. (Note that Featured Pictures do not have this requirement.) Photographical reproductions of two-dimensional works of art, made by Wikimedians, are eligible (and should be licensed PD-old according to the Commons guidelines). If an image is promoted despite not being the creation of a Wikimedian, the QI status should be removed as soon as the mistake is detected.

Technical requirementsEdit

More detailed criteria are available at Commons:Image guidelines.


Bitmapped images (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF) should normally have at least 2 megapixels; reviewers may demand more for subjects that can be photographed easily. This is because images on Commons may be printed, viewed on monitors with very high resolution, or used in future media. This rule excludes vector graphics (SVG) or computer-generated images that have been constructed with freely-licensed or open software programs as noted in the image's description.

Image qualityEdit

Digital images can suffer various problems originating in image capture and processing, such as preventable noise, problems with JPEG compression, lack of information in shadow or highlight areas, or problems with capture of colors. All these issues should be handled correctly.

Composition and lightingEdit

The arrangement of the subject within the image should contribute to the image. Foreground and background objects should not be distracting. Lighting and focus also contribute to the overall result; the subject should be sharp, uncluttered, and well-exposed.


Our main goal is to encourage quality images being contributed to Wikicommons, valuable for Wikimedia and other projects.

How to nominateEdit

Simply add a line of this form at the top of Commons:Quality images candidates/candidate list Nominations section

File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Nomination|Very short description  --~~~~ |}}

The description shouldn't be more than a few words, and please leave a blank line between your new entry and any existing entries.

If you are nominating an image by another Wikimedian, include their username in the description as below

File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Nomination|Very short description (by [[User:USERNAME|USERNAME]]) --~~~~ |}}

Note: there is a Gadget, QInominator, which makes nominations quicker. It adds a small "Nominate this image for QI" link at the top of every file page. Clicking the link adds the image to a list of potential candidates. When this list is completed, edit Commons:Quality images candidates/candidate list. At the top of the edit window a green bar will be displayed. Clicking the bar inserts all potential candidates into the edit window.

Number of nominationsEdit

Carefully select your best images to nominate. No more than five images per day can be added by a single nominator.

Evaluating imagesEdit

Any registered user whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits, other than the author and the nominator, can review a nomination.
When evaluating images the reviewer should consider the same guidelines as the nominator.

How to reviewEdit

How to update the status

Carefully review the image. Open it in full resolution, and check if the quality criteria are met.

  • If you decide to promote the nomination, change the relevant line from
File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Nomination|Very short description --~~~~ | }}


File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Promotion|Very short description --Nominators signature |Why you liked it. --~~~~}}

In other words, change the template from /Nomination to /Promotion and add your signature, possibly with some short comment.

  • If you decide to decline the nomination, change the relevant line from
File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Nomination|Very short description --~~~~ | }}


File:ImageNameHere.jpg|{{/Decline|Very short description --Nominators signature |Why you didn't like it. --~~~~}}

In other words, change the template from /Nomination to /Decline and add your signature, possibly with a statement of the criteria under which the image failed (you can use titles of section from the guidelines). If there are many problems, please note only 2 or 3 of the most severe, or add multiple problems. When declining a nomination please do explain the reasons on the nominator’s talk page – as a rule, be nice and encouraging! In the message you should give a more detailed explanation of your decision.

Note: Please evaluate the oldest images first and, if possible, for every picture you nominate, please review at least one of the other candidates.

Grace period and promotionEdit

If there are no objections in period of 2 days (exactly: 48 hours) from review, the image becomes promoted or fails, according to the review it received. If you have objection, just change its status to Discuss and it will be moved to the Consensual review section.

How to execute decisionEdit

QICbot automatically handles this 2 days after a decision has been made, and promoted images are cached in Commons:Quality Images/Recently promoted awaiting categorization before their automatic insertion in to appropriate Quality images pages.

If you believe that you have identified an exceptional image that is worthy of Featured picture status then also nominate the image at Commons:Featured picture candidates.

  • Images awaiting review show the nomination outlined in blue.
  • Images the reviewer has accepted show the nomination outlined in green
  • Images the reviewer has rejected show the nomination outlined in red

Unassessed images (nomination outlined in blue)Edit

Nominated images which have not generated assessments either to promote nor to decline, or a consensus (equal opposition as support in consensual review) after 8 days on this page should be removed from this page without promotion, archived in Commons:Quality images candidates/Archives March 20 2019 and Category:Unassessed QI candidates added to the image.

Consensual review processEdit

Consensual review is a catch all place used in the case the procedure described above is insufficient and needs discussion for more opinions to emerge.

How to ask for consensual reviewEdit

To ask for consensual review, just change the /Promotion, /Decline to /Discuss and add your comments immediately following the review. An automatic bot will move it to the consensual review section within one day.

Please only send things to consensual review that have been reviewed as promoted/declined. If, as a reviewer, you can not make a decision, add your comments, but leave the candidate on this page.

Consensual review rulesEdit

See Commons:Quality images candidates#Rules

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--[[User:yourname|yourname]] 07:08, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Please open a new date section if you are nominating an image after 0:00 o'clock (UTC).
  • Please leave a blank line between your new entry and any existing entries.
  • Please help in reviewing "old" nominations here below first, many are still unassessed.
Thank you.

add nomination below this line, inside the gallery tags, in the following form — new nominations

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Consensual reviewEdit


These rules are in accordance with the procedures normally followed in this section. If you don’t agree with them please feel free to propose changes.

  • To ask for consensual review, just change the /Promotion, /Decline to /Discuss and add your comments immediately following the review. An automatic bot will move it to the consensual review section within one day. Alternatively move the image line from the main queue to Consensual Review/Images and follow the instructions in the edit window.
  • You can move an image here if you contest the decision of the reviewer or have doubts about its eligibility (in which case an 'oppose' is assumed). In any case, please explain your reasons. Our QICBot will move it for you. When the bot moves it, you might have to revisit the nomination and expand your review into the Consensual Review format and add "votes".
  • The decision is taken by majority of opinions, including the one of the first reviewer and excluding the nominator's. After a minimum period of 48 hours since the last entry, the decision will be registered at the end of the text using the template {{QICresult}} and then executed, according to the Guidelines.
Using {{support}} or {{oppose}} will make it easier to count your vote.
Votes by anonymous contributors aren't counted
  • In case of draw, or if no additional opinions are given other than the first reviewer's, the nomination can be closed as inconclusive after 8 days, counted from its entry.
  • Turn any existing comments into bullet points—add   Oppose and   Support if necessary.
  • Add a comment explaining why you've moved the image here - be careful to stay inside the braces.
  • Preview and save with a sensible edit summary like "+Image:Example.jpg".

Consensual ReviewEdit



  • Nomination A horse licks salt in the Altai Mountains. Jazaor village --Alexandr frolov 13:56, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
      Support Good quality. --Poco a poco 20:40, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
      Oppose for now. Please add geocode or fix the name of the village. Google doesn't know Jazaor --Podzemnik 23:42, 19 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Kurai Range, Yantrek Top --Alexandr frolov 15:48, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion IMO a possaible QI, but please use better categories to show that this a paining and give the name of the painter --Michielverbeek 19:05, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
      Comment Is this irony or just a lack of glasses? I think here we need a clearing about the nature of this picture --PtrQs 01:33, 20 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Erdene Zuu Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Mongolia --Alexandr frolov 05:55, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion   Support Good quality. --Kritzolina 08:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
      Comment Can you add geocode and remove CA? --Podzemnik 09:14, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Leontopodium ochroleucum, edelweiss in the Altai Mountains, the valley of the river Elangash --Alexandr frolov 15:48, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
      Support Good quality. --Trougnouf 19:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
      Oppose Double nomination. --Palauenc05 18:11, 19 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Apse of the Santa Maria Maggiore church in Rome. --Moroder 14:00, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
      Support Good quality. --Trougnouf 23:20, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
    I disagree. It's too noisy; especially the lower part. --Tournasol7 11:59, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Kurai Range in the Altai Mountains, Kosh Agachsky Aimak --Alexandr frolov 05:45, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion   Support Good quality --Michielverbeek 08:30, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
      Oppose I think that the camera share is significant, especially on the left side. --Podzemnik 13:54, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
      Oppose Per Podzemnik --Palauenc05 18:01, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Running total: 1 support (excluding the nominator), 2 oppose → Decline?   --Billy69150 10:46, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Bus in Dunkerque --Billy69150 22:11, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
      Support Good quality. --Trougnouf 13:57, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
    right part is leaning to the right --Michielverbeek 08:41, 17 March 2019 (UTC)   Done --Billy69150 17:05, 17 March 2019 (UTC) It looks better now, so no opppose --Michielverbeek 19:15, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Running total: 1 support (excluding the nominator), 0 oppose → Promote?   --Billy (talk) 10:45, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination Finnish singer Reino Nordin performing. --Teevee 21:58, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
  •   Support Good quality --Michielverbeek 23:26, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I think it's a problem with his hairs. --Tournasol7 23:29, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Slight overexposure, but acceptable. --Smial 09:17, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - Good quality, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek 00:57, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Running total: 3 support (excluding the nominator), 1 oppose → Promote?   --Ikan Kekek 00:57, 18 March 2019 (UTC)



  • Nomination The poet and translator Lea Schneider at a panel discussion for Fokus Lyrik 2019 in Frankfurt --Kritzolina 08:14, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Discussion
  •   Oppose her head is cropped in --MB-one 16:57, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I disagree. Composition and cropping are obviously intended and contribute positively to the picture's message. --Smial 22:13, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per MB-one --Sandro Halank 15:48, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support o.k. for me.--Ermell 15:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per MB-one --Billy69150 17:10, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Cropping a portrait like this is intended to create closeness and for me the partition of the pic is perfect. --PtrQs 19:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Running total: 3 support (excluding the nominator), 3 oppose → More votes?   --PtrQs 19:27, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Timetable (day 8 after nomination)Edit

Tue 12 Mar → Wed 20 Mar
Wed 13 Mar → Thu 21 Mar
Thu 14 Mar → Fri 22 Mar
Fri 15 Mar → Sat 23 Mar
Sat 16 Mar → Sun 24 Mar
Sun 17 Mar → Mon 25 Mar
Mon 18 Mar → Tue 26 Mar
Tue 19 Mar → Wed 27 Mar
Wed 20 Mar → Thu 28 Mar