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The New Submit Art Page

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 6:21 PM
Important notice: This particular feature is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature.  If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page.  This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.

Hello everyone!

Today, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the Submit Art page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit Art page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.

Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 1.49.26 PM by wreckling

What's New

  • You now have several options for uploading your art! You can upload a file from your computer, select a file from your Sta.sh, or create a text document, all from the Submit page. Once a file has been uploaded, selected, or created, the Submit page will change to reflect that the submission process is in progress.
Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 2.27.31 PM by wreckling

  • You can now save and exit at any point in the submission process! If you choose to save and exit, your file and any settings you've chosen will be saved to your Sta.sh, so that you can pick back up with your submission when you're ready.
  • Correctly labeling deviations as Mature Content has a positive impact on our community. Since Mature Content is a point of contention for artists and art appreciators alike, we have made it more prominent in the submission process, to ensure that the browsing experience is a good one for everyone.
  • Since selecting a category is required for submission, we have expanded the entire category selector so that you can quickly and easily select a category for your work. In addition, once you select the category you want your deviation to go into, the selector will show you a few examples from that category!
Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 2.37.25 PM by wreckling
  • To consolidate and speed up the submission process, we've collapsed optional features that are less frequently customized. These can be found under the Publishing Options menu.

In addition to all of these updates, the new Submit page makes submitting Premium Content quick and simple! If you'd like to sell your digital content as Premium Content, you can check the Premium Content box in the right column of the Submit page. The "Submit Now" button will change to read "Continue," and a box will appear that says "Step 1 of 2" to reflect the fact that there is now a second step in the submission process. On the next page, you can add the content you want to sell, set your seller agreement and price for download, and then your submission will be ready to go!

Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 2.48.53 PM by wreckling

For more information about the Premium Content Platform, please read this article.

Try it out!


Give the new Submit page a try! As always, the Submit page can be reached by clicking on the Submit menu in the top bar of the site. 

If you come across any problems, let us know by filing a ticket in the devBUG Issue Tracker under the New Submit project.



Today, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page!
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:iconskyler-the-nightfury:
Skyler-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I've got a problem.. Everytime I upload something everything works but the image doesn't show up
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If this keeps happening, you'll want to file a bug report at the Help Desk. :)
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:iconachangallery:
AchanGallery Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student
It's saying there's no category for my art 
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:iconachangallery:
AchanGallery Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student
I can't submit my art...it says no category
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:iconkirawong:
kirawong Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Im having problems uploading....

when i upload the picture , there just isn't a submit button at all.
and i've tried it on my other works as well but there just isn't a submit or save changes button anywhere....
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:iconhipmlee257:
Hipmlee257 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I cant submit too..its said editor failed..hmmm
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:iconjaydetheshadowdragon:
This page is being a serious problem for me. I'm trying to submit art for once and the category selector won't even show up when I click on it so I can't submit anything. Help!! I've never had this problem before! The buttons for category and the thing below it are both lighter in color (like it's not an option for me or something) and it simply doesn't work properly. I've tried repeated times to submit my work and it just won't let me.
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:iconrandomyori:
RandomYori Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I'm trying to change a main file for one of my deviations, but when I select the file I want to replace it with, it's just a never-ending loading page.
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:iconblastinfools:
Blastinfools Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does your edit button that allows you to change the main file work? Because mine doesn't.
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:iconrandomyori:
RandomYori Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a long time ago. Mine works now. It may just be a glitch that you have to leave alone for a bit.
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:iconblastinfools:
Blastinfools Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lame.
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:iconeuripiides:
euripiides Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This new submission system rarely works for me. The screen shows up for a split second, then blanks out, and doesn't give me any more options.  I have to refresh and refresh over and over and it's about a 1/30 chance that it'll actually work. Please fix this broken freaking submission junk. Pretty tired of getting done a piece I'm proud of only to be blocked from submitting it when I'm finished.
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:iconmysticalsnow9867:
MysticalSnow9867 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I try to submit something the options appear for a second and then disappear again. No mater how many times I try, the options keep disappearing and is preventing me from submitting any art. I have been having this problem for a few days now and I would really appreciate some help :/
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:iconpokeshipper4life:
pokeshipper4life Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey for some reason when i go to submit something the options show up for a split second and then disappear sometimes they don't show up at all. I haven't had this problem until recently and i really want to figure this out. Thanks.
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:iconmezzeril:
Mezzeril Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The page shows up briefly, but then goes blank. I can't upload my art at all.
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:iconimmamcrfan:
ImmaMCRfan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having the same exact issue! :/
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:iconkamicokrolock:
kamicokrolock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Two years later and this system still does not work corectly. Not only Is it still, not compatible with older OS's but I can't figure out how to replace an existing file on a deviation with a newer one on either one of my TWO computers running different OS's. Now I remember why I started using Tumblr.

Not that I'll get a response to this complaint considering that my last two from over a year ago were ignored as well. Off to Tumblr.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Writer
Hi there! You can replace an existing file by editing the deviation, clicking the pencil button in the top right corner, and selecting "Change main file". What other issues are you running into, outside of older operating systems not being supported?
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:iconkamicokrolock:
kamicokrolock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know HOW to do it, It would not LET ME do it because it was malfuctioning,which seems to be the norm every time I log in.

Even on my Chromebook, which updates its OS to the most up to date version EVERY time you log on, I could not get the "change Main file " button to appear. It took me over an hour of refreshing and googling the issue to see if there was a way to fix the problem, Since The FAQ section does not even mention how to change the file when it is working, to finally get it to show up so I could click it.  If it isn't one thing its another. I hardly use this site anymore and only visit to answer messages in my inbox and at least try to upload something new once in a while. If you look at my stats you'll notice I only uploaded 5 deviations last year because I have been avoiding doing so in hopes that the Submission process would be upgraded again to something that works.It has not and as such, it still takes me an hour to upload a single piece of art. I'm sure others have fled as well and I definitely will not be purchasing another premium membership. I also will be seriously considering transferring my work To Tumblr, which is much more user friendly and seems to actually consider what their users want. I think the comments from others on this particular entry is proof enough. Four of which are my own (and only two ever received a reply.)
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:iconmiestergirl71401:
MiesterGirl71401 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
It's saying there's no category for my art 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Writer
Hi there! What type of file are you trying to submit?
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:iconmiestergirl71401:
MiesterGirl71401 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
 :iconohyoublushplz: oops, i figured it out! sorry!
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:iconhectorvonjekyllhyde:
hectorvonjekyllhyde Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
the "Choose a file to upload" button won't work, I really need some help, anyone? :(
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Writer
Hi there! Are you still having trouble?
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:iconhectorvonjekyllhyde:
hectorvonjekyllhyde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
not worrying about that right now
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:icontlkgirl2001:
TLKgirl2001 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i got that, too! Finally somebody else! The button looks bleached and no matter how many times i click it... no respones. I've logged in, out, refreshed the page, even rebooted the PC... still nothing. I've had it for 3 days now!!!! D: all i can think of is that because i run on XP it's not working.... (please, help, somebody with an answer!!!!)))
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:iconhectorvonjekyllhyde:
hectorvonjekyllhyde Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I havn't an idea :(
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:icontenedria:
tenedria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
the change main file thing stopped working, you guys should check it out. It gets stuck on the processing stage
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Writer
Hi there! It looks to be working fine on this end, but if you continue to run into issues, please file a bug report at the Help Desk about it, alright? :)
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:icontenedria:
tenedria Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah it worked again when I refreshed
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:icon4spirits:
4spirits Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I can't figure out how to title submissions, so they're all "untitled", and it's driving me crazy. Can you please tell me how to do that?
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:iconu2jaime:
U2Jaime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
please help! this is the worst interface ive ever used! (no offence really) i just submit art. i havent in months and its ruining it for me! :/ its almost as if it calibrated horribly... i can never hit the right button because the calibration seems beyond the page! example, if i want to type in category, i got to about 3 inches down (galaxy s2) to actually get to it. ive been trying to upload a pic from my phone files (i think jpeg) for an hour now and i still cant even get it to a category and submit. its frustrating. i try everyday. and its so laggy. my phone has about 1gb of ram, i got 10mps n600 wifi. i really want this to work. hope yu can help, if you cant then i guess buying a brand new laptop or pc is the way to do it. not worth it in my case
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:iconroyal-blue-oleander:
Royal-Blue-Oleander Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Writer
Hello. I new here on Deviantart, and already I feel a little uneasy. I'm trying to upload a story and I find the category that is best suited for it and every time I do that it says That category doesn't allow this type of deviation. I tried every other category, even the ones that don't match my story, and it ends up the same way. Is it a bug or something? Did you just install this update? 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   Writer
Hi there! When you're uploading your story, are you using the Enter text option on the submit page, or are you uploading a file? If you're uploading a file, what filetype are you trying to upload?
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:iconroyal-blue-oleander:
Royal-Blue-Oleander Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Writer
It was from pages, so I had converted it to word. I uploaded it, and it looked fine. I go and choose the category suitable, and it doesn't do. What when wrong?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   Writer
Ah, I think the issue is the filetype. We don't actually support the submission of .doc or .docx files. What you can do is copy your text and paste it into Sta.sh Writer and then submit to the literature gallery from there, or else you can save it as a .pdf or .txt file. The downside to .txt is that it does not retain formatting, so if you've got special formatting for your work, Sta.sh Writer is your best bet. I hope that helps!
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:iconroyal-blue-oleander:
Royal-Blue-Oleander Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Writer
Okay, thank you.
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:iconkook5:
Kook5 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This page sucks k.

It is terrible with big files
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Writer
Hi there! What size file are you trying to upload, and what's the file type?
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:iconkook5:
Kook5 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Well, I made this comment after getting annoyed because it wouldn't let me stash a .swf file that was 5.13 MB.

But I really mean any bigger files in general, at least for me.
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:iconbakarobin:
BakaRobin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't submit any art...It's frustrating. I don't think it's user-friendly at all. =_=
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:iconpestis-canem:
Pestis-Canem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have been trying to upload my art for some time now, but all it does is show my art and the loading bar only shows one green bar; and it will not load it. I've tried different files (ex: .sai, .png, .jpg, etc.) but nothing will work. I can't do the Help Desk. I just don't know what to do. Please help? :( (Sad) 
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:iconpaintingourlives:
paintingourlives Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly my problem too... Fix plz?
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:icontrush460:
Trush460 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same her im annoyed to hell and it is VERY annoying
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:iconlacebug:
LaceBug Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How the heck do you put deviations in storage?! I want to clean up my gallery
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Writer
Deviations can be put in storage from the Manage Deviations page, which can be found in the Submit menu at the top of the site. :)
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:iconlacebug:
LaceBug Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcopperphoenix:
copperphoenix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I've been trying to submit using my Android phone for ages, with no luck -- it wouldn't allow me to initiate any file submission. When I got my new-to-me tablet, I tried again, and was thrilled: I could actually submit files! Then I tried to continue the process, and discovered that the form would not acknowledge any of my clicks with anything but a clicking sound. This is very frustrating, as I currently do almost all of my web access by Android. I very much look forward to seeing a truly Android compatible submission process, so I can resume full participation in the dA community. I note that one of the dA members has been able to create a very affordable dA submission ap -- perhaps a free official dA submission ap would provide a functional intermediary option,for those of us who are still avoiding giving Google our credit card details, as is required for the purchase of a paid ap?
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:iconjuderigby1968:
JudeRigby1968 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't work when you're on a phone.
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:iconabeandcourtney:
abeandcourtney Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Artist
im using my ipod and every time the picture uploads the screen starts flashing black and white and it takes me back to my home screen before i can submit it
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