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Did you know? You can upload to many ways!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 14, 2011, 2:32 PM
In continuation of our series on using, we'd like to let you know of yet another way you can utilize your -- by uploading via email and FTP.

:star:  Why, you ask?

There are several uses for this feature.  Say you're walking down the street, and you see something that catches your eye.  Perhaps there's an impromptu dance party, or the sun is setting over the mountains.  You only have your phone on you, and you snap a photo.  It looks amazing, but that photo is forever doomed to reside in your phone.  Now, you can email that picture to your and have it ready for you when you're home. also gives you a place to store that photo so you can share the link with friends.

Or, say you're at school or work you've been collaborating with a friend on your latest masterpiece.  You may not be able to log in to your deviantART account, or don't want to get caught browsing, so you stealthily send your masterpiece in an email.  Bam!  It's available for you next time you log into

Do you create or edit works from your iPad or other Wi-Fi enabled device? is here to save the day.  Send your image in an email to and you're one step closer to publishing!

:star:  How do I upload via email?

:bulletblue: Go to your settings, under the Apps and Uploads section.
:bulletblue:  Enable the option to "Let me upload using email".  This will give you an email that looks something like
:bulletblue:  Write an email to the address you have been given. The subject of the email will be the title of your image, and the body of the email will become the description.
:bulletblue:  Lastly, attach the image you want to upload and send away! Your image will now appear in your
:bulletblue:  You can customize your email in your settings!

:star:  How do I upload via FTP?

:bulletblue:  Enable the "Let me upload using FTP" option in your settings.
:bulletblue:  Use your favourite FTP client to go to
:bulletblue:  Log in with your normal deviantART username and password.
:bulletblue:  Upload your images using your FTP client, and they'll be in your!

:star:  A word of advice!

Don't forget: don't give away your email address, or others will be able to send items to your you didn't ask for! If this happens, you can always generate a new random email or create your own in your settings page.

:star:  One last thing to keep in mind!

Remember that you can always use instead of the current submit process. is easier, faster, cleaner, and generally more fun.

Happy Sta.shin'!  :la:

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timidrawsart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Student Filmographer
how do i make a comic?
Yvaeros Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Artist
how do I post A game that requires multiple .AS files to function
MidnightsKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My is refusing to save picture as well as when I try to edit a literature deviation, what I highlight to make into a title refuses to acknowledge that THAT section was highlighted, and does the action desired on a completely different part of the text section... Please help!
v-crowned Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm sending stuff to my stash via email, but its not working. its not appearing in my stash. its the right email, and i've double checked everything twice. help?
BlynMavis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Need help I'm terrible with computers and stuff. I'm on my iPad and want to upload a story. Should I write it in the notes app? Or write it on my computer on word and upload it from there? All help and any tiny tidbits would be appreciated :)
EfficiencyCurse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student General Artist
I know this is an old comment, but you can write the story in Writer
JesusFreakUS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how to upload a small video from an iPod?
Shadow-Chaos00 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
The email/ method worked like a charm.
KitsukiLuna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I try to submit the email, it tells me that it's not a valid email address
MusicGirl104 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really helped me!:D
OnyxNijale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you good to know:)
Heart416 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm... I still need help, could you put it in a simpler way. I'm just a kid.
beamiranda Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for this im using an Ipad. Now ...i dont know how to attach a file in my mail...Stupid ipad
AvaritiaGreed Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Try getting the gmail app. C: Create an account, it lets you add attachments.
beamiranda Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*0* THANKS ALOT !!! YAAYY!! I can finally upload my drawings!!! im gonna check out your account ^_^!
AvaritiaGreed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad I could help, seeing as I do ALL of everything on my iPad now. :P
beamiranda Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD ...Well have a good day !!
AvaritiaGreed Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, you, too. :P
Zilly666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stash sucks make a da uploading app already! Stash is a lame idea!
bayoneth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
sounds pretty cool!
RollingBoots Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm having trouble with the stash. I tried downloading two things. It would say it would download them but at the end it said "No Preview Available." I downloaded it but it didn't show my pictures. I don't know what to do?
RedTulipForever Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
purplekero Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
I don't know if t has been said, but an iphone/android app could come really handy, i mean you upload it to your stash and then at home or from the page you just submit it
capture-images Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I uploaded all my already posted photos to (as a back up), but they appear in the ready to submit area - what is the area above for then? and how do I move these photos into that space?

Kashmoni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an ipad and am way too lazy to send drawings to my email then post it from a computer so culd i upload drawings from my ipad?
WinryElric Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have just tried from school (as you said...) \o/
It works very well and it will be very usefull *_*
cezkid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist = google+
dropbox = facebook
Della-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I like batch uploading my stock with I just wish I could batch process the descriptions, categories, and key words as well!
TheVelma16 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Could you use to put your art in your iPad on here?
paper-rocket Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist is really cool and all, and once it becomes more developed i think it could replace the old system. But, in the meantime, please don't deactivate the old upload system!
Also, as ~RavenDarkshadow said, an app for or even just a general app for dA would be awesome.! consider all the people who have accounts on here, and how useful that could be! I would personally use it heaps.
BlurWing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Being able to FTP again is nice BUT stash doesn't keep default entries. I get tired of typing the keywords over and over and over again. Needs to retain default classification too. So far, it is not as good as the old submission routine that DID keep default values and statistics on categories. I'll continue to use the other method for submissions and it should not be deactivated until stash is at least as good w/ default data. Humph...
RavenDarkshadow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Not sure if anyone else has said this, but why not make an app for apple, androids and windows phones? Something where if we are out and away from out precious computers we can take snap shots with our phones and simple upload from the app instead of trying to email to it? I know wordpress has a pretty descent app for uploading to their website. It might be cool to see something like that developed, and I would probably use it more.
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kouiskas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Since we've released the API a number of third-party apps have been released on some of the platforms you mention. There are a few links on my API announcement blog: [link] it's non-exhaustive, there are dozens.
notMateo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Digital Artist
i was just about to send support a suggestion on this idea lol
RavenDarkshadow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
teehee.... it would just be easier for the on the go people... and I know I can't always access a computer...
notMateo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Digital Artist
im actually kinda shocked they havent started a mobile app already...we shouldnt really have to talk about this XD
RavenDarkshadow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
So true... somewhere I read something about the iPad not working, but is it an app or just using the interwebs on the iPad ?
notMateo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Digital Artist
probly just the net- they have a pretty functional mobile site tho :/
Me-Oh-My-Michelle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
if only I could actually send emails with my phone/ my iPod could take pictures!
LittleVenus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Can you upload txt files to writer? Im working on a multi-chapter book and would like to back it up online, If I can't do it here dose anyone know of another place i can?
kouiskas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, you can upload any file type to
M-ri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I like the idea of it saves time :D
I don't have to worry about bring my computer upload something somewhere :D
ChainsawPolice Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I started using dA today after not having used it since around the time Muro was released. I've never used or heard of it, but it seems pretty cool!

Also might I say, FTP upload is an amazing idea, and I can't wait to give it a go as well!
chibikn1ght Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Ah, ha! NOW this sounds useful! xD (lol "stealthily send your masterpiece in an email")

Thou based on alot of these comments I'm wondering what the problem is? D:
(also I have no clue what FTP is xD)
Jakes14 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer is really annoying... Grr
chaosgirl13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Is it possible to type a bunch of files and the nsave them in stash?
VanillaTea123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
So I emailed three pictures to my personalized after editing my settings and stuff but after like, 5 minutes It still says my is empty. Am I doing something wrong or does it take a while? ._.
Kai-mew Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wonder if I just haven't noticed it or didn't find the right way to do it but wouldn't it be better for stash to have an option to upload lots of pics with the same keywords and category settings? As for me, I put dozens of my sketches in my "scraps" category. They are done in the same meadia so I always set the same keywords. And choosing every each of them to copy-paste the keywords and chose a category is "a bit" annoying. It would be great if there was smth like "submit all to..." and "keywords for all..." Without these features I can't see the difference between stash and the old way.
B-SquaredStock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is something I've wanted ever since I joined DA. Stock artists would find it very useful.
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