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This morning I noticed that a considerable number of primary images (possibly hundreds) have been changed. Many of these changes are very unusual and are definitely not in line with IMDb's primary image policy.

Here are a few examples to demonstrate what I mean:
Return of the Jedi's primary image now has the title 'Revenge of the Jedi'
Zootopia's is now a teaser poster
Vertigo's is now too long and doesn't fit on the screen
The Hateful Eight's is now an individual character poster
Birdman's is now a fan-made poster
Alien's has been changed from its iconic and instantly-recognisable poster to something I've never seen before

Others include:
Schindler's List
The Magnificent Seven
The Evil Dead
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Snowden
The Incredibles 2
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Ant-Man and the Wasp

The list goes on.

Normally I would request to change the primary images, but the scale of the problem makes this difficult and suggests there is an underlying issue here. I cannot recall so many primary images all changing at once. I suspect a fault in the system has allowed these changes to be made - hence why I'm reporting this here.

Edit: the primary images in question have only been changed on the website and not the app. The primary images shown on the Top 250 are also unchanged. This strikes me as being unusual (unless they are just slow to update).
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I was starting a different topic but the bug/issue seems related:
last days every time I add a poster image it becomes automatically the primary image...
Furthermore, when I attemp to change the primary image, the old primary image results still the primary image!

examples:
I added the Italian poster of Der Mörderclub von Brooklyn (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062024/), my new image https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062024/mediaviewer/rm1956810241 results the primary on the website but if I try to re-put as primary image https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062024/mediaviewer/rm1747471872 the website says "This is already the primary image".

Same with https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051971/, officially the primary poster is https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051971/mediaviewer/rm1964732160, but actually when I open the page I see the Italian poster which I added yesterday as primary (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051971/mediaviewer/rm1654820353)

Same happened with more important titles such as Paradise Alley  or The Prisoner of Second Avenue.

UPDATE: Uh, after checking the situation is:
as I am Italian, when I open a page I see the Italian poster (if available).

In fact I checked the Aaron examples above (Return of the Jedi, Zootopia, Vertigo etc.) and I don't see the same stuff he sees but the relevant Italian poster












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So that you don't have to go there and read the whole post that Peter is referencing, IMDb just recently changed the site so that poster images display to your Country Specific setting.
Reset your site settings info follows..............

Site Preferences

As an IMDb user, you can configure the following site settings on the Site Preferences page.

Title display country/region - allows our registered users to choose the title displayed based on the country of their choice e.g. 'France'. This preference will allow our users to have all the titles they view on www.imdb.com displayed as it was when released in France.

As part of the "Title display country" preference - our registered also users have the option to choose 'Original' title display. The Original title in the Country of Origin - which prior to the previous changes was the default on www.imdb.com.

Examples: As always, it is easier to explain this functionality with an example. Using this title.

With your "Title display country” set to 'Original' - you will see the Title Text as 'Ronde de nuit'. This was the title of this French film when it was first released in France.

With your "Title display country” set to 'US' - you will see the Title Text as 'Night Patrol' - which was the title name for the US release.

With your "Title display country" set to 'Poland' you will see the Title Text as 'Nocny patrol' - which was the title for release in Poland.

 

Title display language - This option is for use for countries that have more than one language – therefore allowing our registered users to choose which of the languages for that country they want displayed.

Examples: Using this title.

With your "Title display country" set to ‘Canada’ – and the "Title display language" set to ‘English’ – you will see the Title Text as ‘Bethune’.

With your "Title display country" set to ‘Canada’ – and the "Title display language" set to ‘French’ – you will see the Title Text as ‘Bethune, héros de notre temps’

Default Title Display: For users that are not logged into www.imdb.com, and as the default for our registered users who have not selected a preference - we will display the localized version of the title they are looking for based on their geo-location. Users in France will see the title as released in France.


Name page: Display acting credits separately for Movie and TV - On name pages, the default filmography view combines film and television acting credits. Checking this option will break these into separate sections such as Actor: Movie and Actor: TV.

 

Number of TV episodes from the same series to display - Allows you to choose how many episodes should be displayed by default when someone has worked on multiple appearances on a TV show.

Contributors: Show reference view with full cast and crew - This is an advanced, data-centric view built for our top contributors and is not recommended for general use, as it is deliberately missing many IMDb features.
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The other thread has good information such as replies from IMDb staff which say you can currently choose to see original/primary posters by choosing United States and English in the settings that Ed references.
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To comment to both of you.
I have my content settings set to (United States)(English)
I am seeing the correct poster images. You will see different images depending on your site settings.




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Aaron.
Your content must be set to (Original) (     **     ) [**Blank] meaning no Language.
This is the default setting. You must change it to see the correct posters.
So you will see the working title poster instead of the released title.


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I was able to replicate the display of the "Revenge of the Jedi" poster by selecting United Kingdom under Title display country. This is the image, currently tagged with UK, USA and English:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/...
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Peter. You are not in the USA.
I am in the USA.
I see the image posted above.
Not the one you reference
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Yes it is tagged (UK) (USA) Since UK is displayed first, I imagine it takes preference for UK users.
The image needs a country re-tagging. USA and UK should be changed maybe to Original?? Staff needs to work out a kink in the software.
This sounds like a more direct new posting explaining the problem in detail as you have uncovered it is needed.
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This charge is nice but has some bad side effects BTW. We should have a "primary image per language/country" at this point, as when there are multiple "X country" poster the primary "X country" poster is chosen randomly.

Practical example:
Per grazia ricevuta (1971)  Highest-grossing movie in the Italian 1970-71 season, and multiple awards

Official primary Image is the Italian main poster, which is quite iconic for Italians (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067565/mediaviewer/rm3624928512)

But Italian users currently  see this almost unknown one as primary image, (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067565/mediaviewer/rm2706261760)

And apparently there is no way to change. Hope it will be fixed.





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