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Source 18 is irrelevant[edit]

Source 18, which directs to a Euromonitor blog, in no way validates the claim that San Francisco is the 44th top tourist destination in the world, nor the 6th top in America, as stated in the introduction. A new source ought to be found. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.6.118.104 (talkcontribs)

Lead image[edit]

Golden Gate Bridge, SF (cropped).jpg
SF from Golden Gate Bridge.jpg

Hi all, I wanted to question whether the current infobox image was the best representation we could get, the thumbnail looks sorta nice, however overexposed and slanted. Clicking in, you can see it's pretty poor quality, very overexposed, and the colors don't look right, as well, the photo is almost a decade old by now. Can I suggest something like File:SF from Golden Gate Bridge.jpg? It wasn't as bright or pretty a day, but you can see the actual city much, much better, and the bridge is less of a focal point (the article is about the city). You can also see much more of the city, and the Bay Bridge. If someone wants the RAW file of this to play around, I can send it. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 14:27, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

I've added thumbnails, of both photos, to the top of the section, for easy comparison. I don't see that your photo is enough of an improvement to make a switch, at highest resolution, the buildings in both photos are indistinct. Having the iconic GG Bridge in the foreground helps to make the distinction that this is San Francisco, where that might not be as easy to see with just part of one main cable in the foreground (is that photo taken by someone perched on the other cable?). That you can "see much more of the city" amounts to being able to see Telegraph Hill and the northeast shore partly obscured by the bridge cable handrails, the Bay Bridge is indistinct, fading into the background. Dhtwiki (talk) 10:33, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
I was just suggesting something like mine. It's odd for such a large and oft-photographed city with good views to use such a poor photo that washes out the entire city. Let's hope there are other better photos out there; the Marin Headlands are very popular for photos like this. A Wikipedian could try reshooting this too. I disagree with most of your assessment (esp. because people will know it's SF, having gone to this article), but let's see what others say. ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 14:41, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

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Salesforce Tower[edit]

not good enough

We need a new cityscape/skyline for SF featuring the salesforce tower, and a shot of it singly, for this article. its now the major landmark in the region. we dont have an appropriate image at the commons. please, get out there and shoot it!Mercurywoodrose (talk) 07:21, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

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