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DeviantArt USD to Point Calculator

Alpha version 1.6

Created in Adobe Flash CS3 AS 2.0

Premium Content | Commission Widget Disclaimer

As of Jan 2013 DeviantArt introduced a way to generate earnings using either st.ash or uploading DA deviations as Premium Content.… (This also applies to the Commission Widget ) This allows you to earn money by selling additional downloadable content or services. It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross Earnings" at the time of upload. This is the value before the 20% tax gets taken out. This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings". Net (or Nett) refers to the amount left over after all tax deductions are made. If you are uploading Premium Content or offering Commissions please account for the 20% tax before you use this calculator.

100:points: = 1$ (is your Gross Earnings) only before the 20% tax gets taken out. After 80:points: = 1$ (is your Net Earnings).

Your Net Earnings is the actual value points are worth across DeviantArt. When you click on the "shops tab > Points Balance" it will show your net points total for your account.

Basically what you need to do is find out what you want to charge per transaction and add 20%. Mapped out here is the first $100 with the added 20% conversion. In other words if you want to make 5 dollars, you would actually charge 6.25 So on and so forth. 

[ $what you want to make = $what you should charge ]

$1 = (Not listing, you should be charging more for your art ) 
$5 = $6.25
$10 = $12.50
$15 = $18.75
$20 = $25
$25 = $31.25
$30 = $37.50
$35 = $43.75
$40 = $50
$45 = $56.25
$50 = $62.50
$55 = $68.75
$60 = $75
$65 = $81.25
$70 = $87.50
$75 = $93.75
$80 = $100
$85 = $106.25
$90 = $112.5
$95 = $118.75
$100 = $125

More on how to price your art,  please read this journal: YOUR ART HAS VALUE! (and how to price it)

Artist Comments

Part of the reason why I've strayed away from doing point commissions on DA is because I'm really not good at math. Figuring out the conversion rate between USD amount into DA points takes me about 2-5 minutes per calculation. (I have to usually triple check my math ) Which is why this calculator was born! My husband did the coding for it and I designed the interface and how it functions. There is one other Deviant art point converter but I wasn't happy with the drop down feature as its function wasn't really necessary. Important things to note, we tested this calculator on many of the items in the DA store. All the calculations came out correctly with out the round up feature.

When using this calculator you need to use the decimal to indicate cents. Using no decimal will indicate just the dollar amount.

If you find any bugs or anything wonky please comment or send me a note. This flash file is intended to also help other artists! Sharing is caring, but please credit the original source.

What are points?

► b0r3d13 did an excellent job breaking down the basics of points! so check it out!

Regarding different country's currency's

:earth: Its been suggested by multiple people that there should be different currency's represented by this calculator. We actually planed to do this but hit a pretty major road block. Since the currency exchange rate changes daily, we would have to pull the numbers daily as well for the equation to work. Right we're now not sure how to do this or even if it is possible. So for now I suggest using Oanda currency converter… after using this point conversion calculator.

DD Honor Stamp by UniqueNudes
Thank you for the DD and all the wonderful comments! Honestly it was a surprise. I just wanted to make an easy to use converter which has a simple to use interface with no buttons, drop down menus or fuss. I hope this will serve the Deviant Community well!

Alternatively, some people like to troll high profile areas. This is your only warning: All trolling comments will be hidden and all trolls will be placed on my block list.

Also do not beg for points in the comments section. I will report them as spam. 

Credits and Special Thanks to:
DeviantArt Logo = n0M3n
DeviantArt Point Logo = atti12
Math Conversion Documentation = RenaKigakari

PLEASE DONATE POINTS stamp by KawaiiLizzie
:points: Use this calculator often? Any donation is much appreciated for the long hours put into my free resources. See my DA homepage Thanks!

:bug: :bug:

Version number and Bug Notes

:bug: :bug:

v1.6 My previous versions had the entire thing working with numbers. When dealing with numbers, it makes adding a 0 behind a decimal somewhat difficult. I’m sure there are a thousand easier ways to do it but this was seems to be working with flying colors. Now it works using strings instead of numerical values. I converted the string into a number and run the math. Meanwhile, I have all these checks on the string to make sure the number fields look exactly how its intended to be used. I also changed the way it hunts for zeroes and decimals which makes it much more efficient.

In short re-wrote most of the engine for these fixes. Thanks to Tekarah, murisakii, oujinx, Dediggefedde, Elemental-Quest, and jujukittychick for the bug reports. If anything else seems wonky please let me know in the comments below.

v1.5 - Thanks for the DD! and with more eyes means more bugs to debunk!

Kodai-Az-Kite reported the over 9000 bug. To where if you typed in $112.52 it should = 9001 but instead gave you 9001.6. This was an easy fix, a rounding calculation was disabled in version 1.4 so we just re-enabled it.

cybertim reported the endless zero bug to where 00100 = 5120, while 100 = 8000. This was a bit more complex to fix. Not to say anyone would really need to put 000 before the number but if you did it broke it. So the fix was to convert the number into a string and put it back in. Hopefully this fixes the issue while not breaking anything else.

v1.4 - Allows for you to copy and paste the content. Didn't allow you too in older versions.

v1.3 - Fixed the crappy backspace to 0 issue. Now you can type in the field boxes without getting the hang up.

v1.2 - Made a edit if you want to know how much DA Points are worth in dollar amount you can type in the DA Point text field. Auto highlight in text field is now active. However this change is a little weird in that if you backspace the 0 the file can hang up a tad. If this happens click in the field to reactive it or ctrl+a to auto select.

v1.1 - Small bug, if you typed in a dollar amount with characters exceeding 13 spaces, DA point value showed decimal places. Quick fix this version limited how many characters you type in the USD field box. Bug reported by 10Sly10

V1.0 - DA Alpha launch original version
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-08-21
DeviantArt Point Calculator by *charfade

CATEGORY: Flash / Utilities ~ A Fantastic Utility to Convert Point Values! For me, I know that 80 Points equals $1 US Dollar, but how that converts is another question altogether.

This was recommended twice within a couple hours of each other. It is a valuable utility for anyone needing a point conversion into his/her currency.

The first suggester, =Valvador says of the converter, "This DeviantArt Point-Calculator is something that everybody should know about. There are so many people around dA who misunderstand the value of points - for e.g. some deviants think that 1 or 10 point is as much as 1$ (crazy!) etc. I think it's very good way to allow people to evaluate their art (for commissions), contest prizes etc properly."

The second suggester, *Tanashai says, "This is very nicely done and simple tool for anyone on a budget but still wanting to give back to the community, and yet need to know how much money they need to spend to meet their goals." ( Suggested by Valvador and Featured by WDWParksGal )
Fav-ForPoints Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
I  favorite but also can give you llama, comment your art and watch you for the following points:

1:points: = llama + 5 faves
2:points: = llama + 10 faves
5:points: = llama + 15 faves + comment
10:points: = llama + 20 faves + 2 comments + watch
15:points: = llama + 25 faves + 3 comments + watch
20:points: = llama + 35 faves + 8 comments + watch
50:points: = llama + 45 faves + 20 comments + watch
75:points: = llama + 70 faves + 30 comments + watch
100:points: = llama + 100 faves + 40 comments + watch
+100:points: = llama + (you choose the amount) faves/comments + watch

Donate 20 or more :points: to get featured FOREVER on my page!
lemon--mochi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019   Digital Artist
This is amazing and a life saver 
PoodgeYT Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
On a laptop, allowing flash, yet it wont work.
Undead-Addict Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much money do you have?
Like 69 cense.
Ah! You know what that means!
Idonhavnufmuneyfochickennugget.... :(
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Good job
gumeimi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018   Digital Artist
why are people asking "how much would ___ be" there's literally a calculator???? kdsksgfkj that's the whole point of this post????
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018   Artist
Its flash and some people access the site from a phone which can't load the calculator. 
TabsIsntHere Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much would eight dollars be?
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018   Artist
Reddywolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
c: Many thank yous! <3
Vivoxy Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How much is 2601
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018   Artist
$32.52 USD
Milk-and-Coffee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018   Digital Artist
How many are 2000 points in dollars?
I can not download the calculator because I'm on my cell :"C 
SA3RAN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
25 dollars or 20 if the uhhtax counts
Milk-and-Coffee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018   Digital Artist
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dildoritoes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Student General Artist
this saved my life bro
Genisay Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wait....did DA change the value of points? I just made a shop entry for commissions and it's saying that 100 equals a pay out of $10?

I thought you had to charge 1000 points to get a pay out of $10 because DA likes to take a cut on both the front and back ends when currency to points happens, and again when points to currency happens.

Ugg...this is the reason I just skip points and only take paypal.....

charfade Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018   Artist
what was your transaction receipt? I'm curious

1000 points should = $10 on pay out.  
Genisay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Okay, it must just be that the Eclipse widget has an error in calculating points to dollars. I couldn't be sure as I have not really used points in a very long time. I'm sure people will be notifying them of that being an error in the new widget.

charfade Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Artist
 Eclipse widget? O_o
Genisay Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The version of the commission widget they have on the beta version of the new DA Eclipse layout.
CelestialCommander Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   Digital Artist
This one helps me save my time and my little brain from exhaustion due to calculation. Thanks a lot~ :love: 
PinqChains Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CocoCat-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist
i have 339 points/$4.24
jetzuXD Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Idk how to use this
charfade Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2018   Artist
It requires Adobe Flash plugin

Working on a app version
RainySakurako Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont have a paypal can i still do commissions?? 
Verathedragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Student General Artist
pawOVO Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
I'm a novice from China. Can you ask me how to get points?(っ╹◡╹)ノ❀
Legion-of-Cookies Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are probably other ways of getting points like asking people and making a donation for your account that people can donate to
Legion-of-Cookies Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you get points when people give you deals where you can give them a badge (usually llamas) and they give you back a point; Or you can also make your downloads for your art cost points and you can make prints which is like posters, magnets, mugs, etc. (note: when you sell prints you get real money instead of points and when you charge downloads on your art you get points)
pawOVO Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018
My god.
Thank you very much!!XD
Legion-of-Cookies Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
swaggamer3333 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do people transfer their points into money?
Tankororin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
when someone pays with either 1) commission widget 2) premium download/content on your submissions; the points actually get deposited somewhere else ^^ your non-money points can be seen when you hover over "SHOP" up there (Balance: blahblah points) and your money-convertable points can be seen in the Earnings just below it, when you hover over "SHOP" ^^ sorry if this is confusing!! pls ask if it's not clear ;;
BambooGummy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think they can. I think you can only transfer money into points and not points into money.
Garinas Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i remember is possible if someone send points via commission widget and wait some days for geet the points into balance
N30N-T3CH Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kudos for this, needed it for future comms to my fave artists and for myself for my personal comms! <3
GloomShroom Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

charfade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018   Artist
Love your avatar/ DA icon ... :D

and thanks
GloomShroom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I =D Its done by :icontirrih:

You're welcome
Jeb-CC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I just gotta give you props for answering all the comments on here even after 7 years. XD Mad props.
charfade Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018   Artist
Oh lol, cheers. Just trying to be helpful :) Thank you for the recognition. 
midnight27black Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i tried calculating the damn $ but its different from here. because when i put 20+20% it shows 24 but here it should be 25... what am i doing wrong helpp
charfade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018   Artist
What are you trying to do?
midnight27black Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im trying to do your math and how you made that dollar list(the circled one in the picture) Captu6re by midnight27black  and when I tried doing that. like 10 + 20% and yours is 12.50 yet when I do mine its just 12 and I dont know where you got that 50. also with 20, because when I checked it, its 24 than 25 and Im having a crisis on what I did wrong in the math. and Im going to panic. hahahaahha
charfade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018   Artist
ah I see... let me try to explain. 

DA only takes 20% from whatever your selling price is.
So you need to pick a selling price that matches your desired net profit AFTER DA takes away 20%.

If you're adding, then 20% of 10 is 2 which gives you 12.
If you're subtracting(taxed), then 20% of 12.50 is 2.50. 12.50 - 2.50 = 10.

DA only subtracts from your price.

In summary, If you want to make $10usd... you should charge your clients $12.50usd
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