PE: Add Media: A Guide
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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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TheSyncPlanet's avatar
The mobile version sucks though. They never had this feature.
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coolkidguy363627's avatar
coolkidguy363627|Student Traditional Artist
Mobile?
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Sulfura's avatar
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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HardH3rtzEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for your explanation~ =3
Do I need to search on my title of my emoticon?
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RaptorWings|Student General Artist
Hi,
There's nothing under my gallery and faves thumbs when I click them
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RiamAnimates's avatar
Yay!  The stone coin by RiamAnimates  
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AkiraHyakuya's avatar
this is so helpful thx
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FazFoxy|Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THANKS SOO MUCH!!!
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IceXDragon|Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I am glad you found it useful!:meow:
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MidnightxXxEclipsed's avatar
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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IceXDragonEdited |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|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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IceXDragon|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|Student Digital Artist
oh ok thank you
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PinkKittyXx's avatar
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|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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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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IceXDragon|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's avatar
How do I do that? It didn't come with any options.
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Nubsies|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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Fourthwright's avatar
thank you this really helped :)
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GoldenFreddy1972's avatar
add media doesn't show up for phones.
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L-u-n-eEdited |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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