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Site Update: Add File to My

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 6:06 PM

In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Add File To My

Sharing your image files with friends just got easier! When you link a friend to a file in your, they will see an "Add file to my" button in the right column, so you and your friends can easily collaborate at any time, from anywhere, with the security and privacy provided by

Change Log

  • The mobile website did not display in Firefox for mobile devices. Fixed by iconocrash
  • When viewing a Print preview, Wrapped Canvas Prints would not display the correct frame. Fixed by yury-n
  • Newly uploaded .ICO format files were not recognized as icons, and were unable to be submitted into the Customization > Icons categories. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • The "About" menu on one's Profile Page would be exceptionally long if the text in the "Real Name" field was long. Fixed by adahacker
  • An incorrect RSS url was given for the "Undiscovered" and "What's Hot" browse modes. Fixed by helloandre
  • Extremely tall and thin deviations would have distorted thumbnails. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • When viewing deviations in the Message Center, very long titles on some deviations could cause the "x Comments" link to be buried. Fixed by szlosek
  • On very wide monitors, the progress bar in the Donation widget was rendered incorrectly. Fixed by iconocrash
  • There was a small gradient issue on Profile Page tabs. Fixed by helloandre
  • The folder layout on one's Gallery and Favourites pages had extra margin space, causing custom backgrounds to display incorrectly. Fixed by DEVlANT
  • An extremely small number of images experienced color degradation or image inversion when a watermark was added to the image or the image was resized after submission. Fixed by yury-n and dgera
  • The alphabet selector on the left column of the Manage Friends page did not work for deviants with a very long Friends list. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Comments made on a deviant's Gallery or Favourites page did not appear on one's Activity page. Fixed by DEVlANT

  • The "Add file to my" option was incorrectly appearing for logged-out visitors. Fixed by kouiskas Writer

  • The "Link" toolbar will now edit links your caret is on. Changed by kemayo
  • Some versions of Internet Explorer were adding extra HTML markup into comments. Fixed by kemayo
  • When in HTML mode, clicking to do something that required rich mode would load a modal as expected, but the "Yes" button in that modal had to be clicked twice in order to work properly. Fixed by kemayo
  • When scrolling in the emoticon sidebar, placeholders did not refresh correctly. Fixed by inazar

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of what you had to say:
  • Feedback regarding the update to the deviation page was positive. 
  • A few deviants mentioned that they were having a hard time locating the deviation stats, and that they actually preferred viewing them beneath the deviation itself.
  • Some deviants mentioned that they were encountering internal server and search errors last week. These issues were handled by dt, and thank you for being vigilant in informing us of the issues.

Since its launch, has been a multi-purpose tool that offers deviants a variety of options when creating, organizing, and submitting artwork. Outside of submission, how do you use Do you share works in progress with friends and other artists? Do you collaborate with other artists by sharing parts of a larger work?

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This week's Site Update includes an update to, bug fixes, and more!
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Bertlejuice Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
I recently added photos to my page and forgot to assign categories to the photos. I saved and exited before I realized this.

The photos were saved on But where's I want to correct my omission, but cannot locate the photos to make the corrections.

Are they somewhere on the website where I can assess them? Or, must I submit them again, remembering to just through all the hoops in order.
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016   Writer
You can reach from the Submit menu at the top of the site, just hover over the button and select from the menu. Alternatively, when you're on the Submit page, you can click "Select file from", and submit them from there. I hope that helps! :)
enderswif Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the profile bar being moved over to the right is annoying and when I am skypeing someone the skype call get in the way, and it's just annoying having to have the whole thing split it use to be neat and together and now it's no longer together, at lest give the a choose between both
starkiller11240 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
uh... all the profile tabs stuff is now pushed off to the far right. It's confusing, since i'm used to looking at it from the center. And for some reason all my correspondence says my stuff is deleted, even though my gallery is fine?
Dygyt-Alice Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My Stash just disappeared. I have been using it for all this time and today there is no arrow or any other thing that even says I have Stash. I am using an old story to get into it by the back door.

I will be writing to the proper people later but this is not fun anymore. I use to really like dA before all these changes.

Remember when home brought you to your page instead of groups? It seems like just yesterday.

Dygyt Alice
haruko19 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student
i cann't submitt my picture because it doesn't fit anywhere apparently........ its been 2 hours i need help and

VonHollde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I use stash to deliver commissions :)
Stygma Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use for...

- Submitting artwork and journals
- Uploading temporary stuff, like dA screenshots (mostly alpha/beta testing)
- Uploading art that must be reviewed (like WIP of a commission)
- Uploading something personal for another deviant

TheArtsyAxolotl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey dA, if you'd stop defaulting my layout to your shitty "Full View", that'd be great. 

I picked "Wall of Thumbs View" for a reason...
Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I honestly don't use as it doesn't seem to offer anything much. Mainly it's the weird object in the corner that collects dust.
thisisnotmusic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure if this is important or whatever
[it is to me though]
but, when I'm submitting work my
it doesn't have the option to put
a watermark on my work and I'm just wondering
was it taken down
EpicWolfOfDarkness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not liking the new homepage at all... every deviation comes up WAYYYYYY too big, and I much prefer the old layout!!!!!! :(
ikazon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Writer
Hi there! It sounds like you've got Full View on. At the top right corner of the browse page, you should see these buttons:

You've probably got the right one clicked, which is full view. The left button is the default setting, which is a wall of thumbnails, and the middle button is a grid of thumbnails. Hope that helps! :)
WORLDclaimer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
What is this crap, sounds like a waste of time.....probly
cmdpirxII Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
NO NEED for stash at all , NEVER cried for it , NEVER did use this "dA-slow-downer" ... better give us back the opportunity to keep tags , descriptions and the ticked off items like category , mat.cont. aso when uploading series of pics direct from the pc !!!

foxgod123 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i have no clue what it is im new if my sister told mei would know alrighty
TheRealDarkFox13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Yeah no, I just realized you guys changed up the hidden comment feature, if someone comments to me about something and the owner of the page hides it, I want to see what it said, it could be something important, but noooo, you guys have it rigged to delete the comment entirely. Change it back, it was fine before. You can keep it to where if it's flagged as spam, it will be removed, but the other way? No.
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm slowly warming to Past experiences (especially with writer) have left a bitter taste in my mouth, however some of my largest detractors seem to have been addressed in this update.

I'm disgruntled, but doing my best to keep an open mind.
AntiDerpibooru Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
and derpibooru still not 403 yet
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
"[...] how do you use"
I don't. I just upload my work and that's it. I want to it to be as simple as possible.

Another thing which I see already has been mentioned here:
Where on earth did 3 month subscription dissappear to?
Cheersart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Currently I'm using my to store character reference images for sharing or journals, that I don't want to upload to my main gallery or scraps.
Drangelu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: great!
E-Derby Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I no longer have the option of gifting someone with a three month membership. It's been removed. Please reconsider adding it back.
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
let me see recent photos first...not popular when I search. I don't care whats popular I want to see whats new
astroshadow Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i agree
Nilanja Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I use also for saving information for contests or stuff I organise...

and oh, please make the fave button bigger and put in on top of the "remove from messages button". PLEASE!
Shokamina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why aren't we able to change our birthdays? i just looked at my profile page to discover i got the year of my birth wrong and I am unable to change it! :C im confusedWaaaah! 
ItsNotFilia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why aren't we able to change our birthdays?

Because birthdays are usually fixed. :iconteheplz:

You could probably contact the Help Desk, though.
Shokamina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i did but there wasn't a link to 'reset' it
jade-arts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't I purchase a 3 month premium? Only option is 1 month or 12 month right now?

nendroidlover02 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
oki <3
paul375 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I use for a lot of things including:

- Progress photos of cosplay.
- Reference images for cosplay.
- Hosting any images I want to send to someone by IM and email.
- Hosting images for forums.
- As general purpose photo albums. (for my photography at conventions) makes all these tasks very easy and convenient. 

(I guess many of those are not the intended use of but I don't see what else you could use 10GB for??)

nendroidlover02 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Chai-Leaf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And why, pray tell, was it necessary to do away with the 1 and 3 month subscriptions?
jade-arts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just noticed it. 1 month is available and 12 month also but 1 month is too expensive. 
3 month was a good deal but maybe they thought it was too good a deal.
digitalalltheway Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm experiencing difficulties in submitting two paintings through STASH.  I completed two this evening/early am ~ submitted them following the rules ~ and the two paintings are no where to be found (at least not yet) and I don't know where they went.  They are not in my Gallery nor in my STA.SH.  Can anyone help?  Please.
Thank you for any advice you might be able to give me. :)
Shadoritos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I would like to have the 3mo and 1 mo memberships back ;n; I liked to give them to my DA friends  on their birthdays
xXMoonXWalkerXx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How about adding a small feature for whenever someone adds their year of birth when signing in..

If they add 2001 Or earlier as their birth year, A note would pop up next to it which might say "Are you sure this is your Year Of Birth? - According to the Community Guidelines, You have to be at least 13 Or over to join, If you continue to join stating your age as 12 Or under, The Staff could possibly temporarily close your account until you reach the required age." Including a link to the FAQ, That would save a lot of potentially under aged people from joining.
astroshadow Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i think that's a great idea
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
no birthday bullshit....that's for facebook, not deviant
xXMoonXWalkerXx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just wanted DA To add a feature that's meant to note the people about the rules whenever they add their age as 12 Or less instead of letting them sign in and having to find out themselves.. I didn't like how they never get to do so even though it's extremely common for new Deviants to not know how to get to the FAQ And they often don't know that there's an age limit until a while after signing in.
Vexcel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not use stash often, but I know it can potentially be very useful in the future when I need it. So far I have uploaded WIPs and stuff and deviations I would like to hold back on submitting for a while. I like stash :D
FantasyLost Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Digital Artist
I use to host the pictures I use for the header and footer in my Journal. I also use for storing screen prints when I contact the dA Help Desk in order to illustrate the problem I'm experiencing on the dA site.
Shadow-Rukario Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if I'm the only one experiencing this, but for a while now, certain journals have become unreadable on my iPhone in mobile. What basically happens is that a journal with certain skins shift too much to the right, essentially cutting the journal in half.
This has been going on for quite a few months now. I'm not sure if it's the custom skin or just the way safari loads this sort of stuff, but it's definitely an error that doesn't happen on the regular version of the site. :/

~Shadow R/B
I thought it would be an error fixed by now, hence why I hesitated in bringing it up. It only affects certain journals; certain skins also don't cause this weird shift. Hm. :/
Snow-Flare Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
GoldLeafGardenia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Um, excuse me, but I heard a rumor that the website is deactivating and banning members that do not update regularly. Is this true?
haldron Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Where did you hear that rumor? 

GoldLeafGardenia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Just a journal entry, I don't know where they got it, though.

Ah, okay, I must have missed that on the FAQ page. Thank you so much. :)
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love my stash, but sometimes the titles don't work properly which is a pain..
MonsterEcho Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
This is just something that I'd like to know more about. Why did you guys remove the 3-month membership as a gift?
I crossed through a journal mentioning this, and the comments were rather negative towards this action.
If it's possible, why can't you guys keep all the options available anymore?
As far as I know, it would be more convenient for you guys,
since four of the three month membership costs more than the twelve one itself,
and it makes the community feel much more comfortable.
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