I think the current picture looks out of place: The way Dumbledore's posing for the camera. Most character pages has pictures that are either taken from some movie, or at least a promo picture that looks a bit more natural/casual. How about one of these?
- I very much like the current image. It is more recent than any of these images proposed here, and it does not show Dumbleodre "posing for the camera", it is an in-universe, high-quality picture of him with the Elder Wand at his ready. I would also not vote for an image containing the Owl Lecturn, as I believe Dumbledore's use of that object is film-specific and not book canon. I largely prefer it to any of these images suggested here, so I will not be voting for it to be changed. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
It's high-quality, granted, but it's not an "in-universe" picture. It's a promo picture with a black background. Gambon's literally posing for the camera in costume. As for the thing about the owl lecturn, by that logic, I could say that the half-moon spectacle isn't in the current one, but in this one, which is book canon, while Dumbledore posing for a photo with his wand isn't. Tfoc (talk) 12:35, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Including the promo pics on posters with WB and HP logoes? You know, the original versions of these ones with the background yet to be edited out? I vote for picture 2, btw. Tfoc (talk) 13:20, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
- Promo pics containing logos are of course not in universe; that is why they are not used in the main texts of articles, like this one. However, this current profile image contains no OOU logos or connotations, so it qualifies as suitable for use. It is also superior to the ones suggested here and I think most will likely agree. RedWizard98 (talk) 13:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
I think that Redwizard has a point. The main image should be as canon as possible, and Dumbledore did not use the Owl Lecturn in the books. Also, if the other image is in fact from OOtP, it's less rescent than the current one. What do the others think?Rodolphus (talk) 15:02, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
By that logic, Red, the picture is actually more canon than the one currently in use, seen as how while the owl lecturn is unique to the movies - and subsequent media, seen as how HM and HL both feature it, which both predates the books and opens a whole new can of worms, Dumbledore wears half-moon spectacles in the books and doesn't in the picture. So we have an movie poster vs a movie scene image with an element from the books the poster's lacking. But fine, how about...