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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 1:00 PM


Add Media: A Guide

So, a while ago, deviantART announced a revamp on the comments feature, which included the brand new feature "Add Media". Add Media was also announced for journals at an earlier date.
Add Media is fairly simple to use, but there are a few features that I wanted to point out in this article that not everyone might know of, from adding custom emoticons that the community makes, to adding sta.sh item thumbs directly into comments and journals. I will go over each section in this article.:la:

Let us begin!:dummy:

Addmedia1 by IceXDragon

So, when writing a comment, you will see a button that says "+Add Media", click that, and a side panel should show up. If you are writing a journal, it should already be there.;)


Emoticons


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Let's start with the emoticons tab!:la:

The emoticons tab should be the first you see when you open up Add Media. Both official, and community emoticons are displayed here. All you do is look at the front page, or search for an item, click the emote you want to use, and then it automatically gets added to your comment or journal!Woo!
Addmedia5 by IceXDragon
:slipperyhug: 

Now, what if you want to add your own emoticon to Add Media?


All you need to do, is make an emoticon in a canvas size that has no more than 2500 pixels in total. So if you multiply the height and width of the canvas in pixels, as long as it comes up to 2500 or under, it will be fine (ie. 50x50, 25x75, 50x30, 20x20, etc.). Check out Emotication if you don't know how or want some tips on making emoticons.;)
You will then upload it like normal in the category Customization> Emoticons> Chat Friendly> Small - up to 25x50, Medium - up to 50x50 or Large - up to 150x150> Static or Animated.
Addmedia7 by IceXDragon

Then, after a few hours, your emote should show up when you search for it by name. Who knows, it could even end up on the front page of add media!:la: You will get notified every time your emote gets used in a comment or journal if you have the mentions feature turned on.

Addmedia8 by IceXDragon


Sta.sh*


What I'm using to put the screenshots in this article right now!:lol:

So now we have the Sta.sh part of add media!:happy: To get here, simply click the Sta.sh tab in Add Media.

Addmedia9 by IceXDragon
All you need to do, is load your desired file into your Sta.sh (or click that handy "Upload Files" button in the Add Media side panel), and it will then show up in the side panel, for you to add just by clicking on it, like it does for emoticons.:meow:


Conversation*


The conversation tab is a list of media items that were used in ether the comments, deviation description, or the journal itself, of the deviation. It is useful for if you want to thumb something someone else posted, and it is a sta.sh item that you would not otherwise be able to thumb, or if you don't want to, or have a hard time finding a thumb or emoticon that you see posted in the text or comments.;)
Addmediaconversation by IceXDragon



Again, to get the images in the comment, just click on them.:la:


deviantART*

The deviantART tab is where you can find and insert deviations from deviantART!:Bummies:

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This tab is used to insert deviations in your comment or journal, that way you do not have to copy and paste the thumb code.:excited: revamp... again. You can find stuff from your own gallery by clicking the "Gallery" folder, find stuff from your favorites by clicking the "Favorites" folder, or just type your own key word in the search bar.Put your fingers in the air

You can also look for a specific user's art by typing by:USERNAMEHERE in the search bar. This also works for the normal deviantART  deviation search bar as well.:giggle:

And I think that wraps it up!:la: Should you have any questions, just ask in the comments below!:boogie:

Have a great day!


*Premium Membership is required to use this section in comments. Though anybody, even if they don't have a Premium Membership, can use this section in journals.




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:iconsulfura:
Sulfura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Copy paste doesn’t work with add media  and the customer service page isn’t loading .Where can I get help to fix the bug?
I cannot send emoticons to more than one friend,it just show the text up
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:iconhardh3rtz:
HardH3rtz Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for your explanation~ =3
Do I need to search on my title of my emoticon?
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:iconraptorwings:
RaptorWings Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi,
There's nothing under my gallery and faves thumbs when I click them
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:iconriamanimates:
RiamAnimates Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist
Yay!  The stone coin by RiamAnimates  
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AkiraHyakuya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
this is so helpful thx
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:iconthedarkanimeprincess:
Yoosung -happy- Thank you!Yoosung -happy-
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:iconfazfoxy:
FazFoxy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THANKS SOO MUCH!!!
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I am glad you found it useful!:meow:
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MidnightxXxEclipsed Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Do you know if there's a way to add media on the mobile iOS app? Emote - Shy Wave 01 
Would be very much appreciated! BTW, I am currantly writing this from the website.
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't used the app too much (I am on the app right now btw), but from what I see, it unfortunately does not look like it has been incorporated in the app yet. Closest equivalent I would say is using the actual thumbcode of your favorite emotions if you become a core user, or just use some plz accounts.
Though, if you go on deviantART from your phone browser, and switch to desktop mode, add media does indeed work!:nod:
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NeonixArts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
my emote is 50X50 px and is Customization > Emoticons > Chat Friendly > Medium - up to 50x50 > Static
but it says this file type is not allowed
why?
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You might be trying to upload something like a PSD or XCF which are not supported file types for that category. Try converting it to a PNG or GIF and then try to upload it.

Sorry for the late reply!xs
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NeonixArts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
oh ok thank you
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PinkKittyXx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
I have a problem... the preview is only allowed to be a still picture but every other gif's preview actually MOVES. I just did it so I haven't checked in the media bar but I really want it to move in the preview (it moves when you click on it though... 
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply, but did you set the preview image to be a moving gif? In order for it to move in the preview, it has to be at most 150x150px and be saved as a gif.

If you have those bases covered, if you try to upload it as a normal deviation, does it move? Or does it only not move when it is set as the preview image?
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:iconpinkkittyxx:
PinkKittyXx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
It only lets me have a still preview but when you click to see it it moves. Oh and I can't use it because I'm not a Core member -_-
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In the program you used to create the gif, shrink it to below 150x150 pixels. The preview image gif won't move if it exceeds that limit.
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PinkKittyXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
I didn't create it, and it IS 150x150. Wait, below? It works an all but it won't let me use a gif for the preview, plus, I can't even use it since I'm not a core member.
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean you have to be core to have the preview a gif?:O 
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PinkKittyXx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
No, I made the gif, it won't let me have a moving gif as the preview and when I clicked Add Media, my emoticon/gif wasn't there. So I went clicked on either sta.sh or DeviantArt on Add Media and it was there, but it said I had to be a Core member to use it.
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, I get what you mean now.

If you want it to show up in the Add Media emoticons tab at all (that way you can use it in normal conversation without needing a core membership), you need to shrink it so that the canvas is a total of 2500 pixels or less. So to find out if it's small enough, just multiply the width by the height, and if it comes up to less than 2500, you're good and it is useable for add media. The one you want to use is 500x305 pixels, which is way too big for Add Media emoticons. I would recommend you shink it to 50x30 and then try to see if it goes in add media.

Off topic, just remember that the deviation you uploaded does have potentially copyrighted content in it. Not saying it will, but keep in mind deviantART does have the right to remove it if someone reports it. Just letting you know, haha
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PinkKittyXx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
How do I do that? It didn't come with any options.
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Nubsies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I just made some addmedia about an hour ago and got disappointed when I didn't see it on the addmedia menu.  But now I'm not worried because I know it takes a few hours! This really helped, thank you :)
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:iconfourthwright:
Fourthwright Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
thank you this really helped :)
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GoldenFreddy1972 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
add media doesn't show up for phones.
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:iconl-u-n-e:
L-u-n-e Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've found the solution for phones! You just have to click the "request desktop site" button. It worked for me; I'm using one right now.:happy: Apple Juggle 
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, deviantART has not yet (to my knowledge) integrated "Add Media" to their mobile site or app.
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Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe I didn't notice this sooner but this is awesome! Very helpful. <3
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you found it so!:happybounce:
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Miki0san Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Now, what if you want to add your own emoticon to Add Media?" 
So I have some emoticons which don't exceed the limit ,but still don't appear in add media..
Any ideas as to why?

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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are they entered in the "Chat Friendly" emoticons sub gallery?
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:iconmiki0san:
Miki0san Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the super late reply, but did your emote ever appear in the add media?
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SunCat0 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Now, what if you want to add your own emoticon to Add Media?" I was curious to know if there's anyway to make it so that your emoticon can't be used by anyone else but you, or maybe no one unauthorized, or just members of a certain group, I don't know, am not sure if that kind of feature exists yet or not, but I would like to know if it does.
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you can relocate the emoticon to the  "visual purpose" sub-folder, that way the only way you can use it is by using the thumb code  (which you have to be a premium member to do.:noes:), but there is no feature as of now that let's only specific people use it.:/
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SunCat0 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, thank you. Just curious. ;w;
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, maybe a feature like that will come up in the future though.:)
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6gunSally Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!  Thanks for writing this!  :D
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!:la: Glad you liked it.:D
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this!
What really bothers me is that the sta.sh / deviantart section isn't sorted anymore, neither in the add media option nor in the sta.sh writer :grump:
Is this a bug or a new feature? It is so annoying, i'm used to clicking on "deviantart" -> "Favourites" and then see all my favourite folders neatly arranged... but now i click Favourites and see all of the favourites at once. This is so .... cumbersome? (that's what the dictionary told me, but the word sounds so weird :o)
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is actually quite odd.:o It's doing the same thing to me too.

It must be a new bug, because it worked just fine for me a few days ago when I wrote this tutorial, as this screenshot shows: Addmedia14 by IceXDragon  
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Great article! :clap:
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:meow:
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:happybounce:
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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Droakir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! This really helped me understand the system better!
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:iconicexdragon:
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I'm glad you found it useful!:la:
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:icondroakir:
Droakir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly did. :)
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Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
" All you need to do, is make an emoticon in a canvas size 50x50 pixels or smaller "
That is actually not true.  more important is that width multiplied by height don't exceed 2500 pixels.  :dummy:

For example:
7035px Love Is In The Air
8030px :YMCA:
2185pxMr. HappehTime

:boogie:
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