You're Testing The New Submit Page!

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:41 AM

Thank you for all your help during this limited release. The feedback period has now ended. 

For more information, see: The New deviantART Submission Process

Updates (November 13, 2012):  We've added Prints integration, a "remember these settings" option, and a new method for updating your main, preview, and permissions files.

We're happy to inform you that you're part of a test group for the new Submit page! While the Submit page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.

Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 1.49.26 PM by wreckling

What's New
  • You have several options for uploading your art! You can upload a file from your computer, select a file from your, or create a text document, all from the Submit page. Once a file has been uploaded, selected, or created, the Submit page will change to reflect that the submission process is in progress.
    Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 2.27.31 PM by wreckling

  • You can now save and exit at any point in the submission process! If you choose to save and exit, your file and any settings you've chosen will be saved to your, so that you can pick back up with your submission when you're ready.

    • Correctly labeling deviations as Mature Content has a positive impact on our community. Since Mature Content is a point of contention for artists and art appreciators alike, we have made it more prominent in the submission process, to ensure that the browsing experience is a good one for everyone.
      • Since selecting a category is required for submission, we have expanded the entire category selector so that you can quickly and easily select a category for your work.

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      • To consolidate and speed up the submission process, we've collapsed optional features that are less frequently customized. These can be found under the Publishing Options menu.

      • New! A checkbox has been added to the bottom of the Submit page that, when selected, will retain the settings you use for your submission, and then apply them to the next file you submit. For deviants who often submit with the same settings, this will make the submission process more fluid and efficient.

      • New! After uploading a file, the "Change Main File" option (available under the pencil menu) allows users to replace the file that they uploaded. Originally, this feature used the old "File Deck" that was part of the old submission process. We've removed the File Deck to immediately allow you to select a file, for efficiency and ease of use.
      Premium Content Platform

      Premium Content has been enabled for all testers of the new Submit page!

      The new Submit page makes submitting Premium Content quick and simple! If you'd like to sell your digital content as Premium Content, you can check the Premium Content box in the right column of the Submit page. On the next page, you'll be prompted to upload the content you want to sell, set your seller agreement, and price for download.

      Screen Shot 2012-10-02 at 2.48.53 PM by wreckling

      New! Prints Integration

      The Prints submission menu has been incorporated into the Submit page! This change makes for a complete integration of the submission process, allowing you to upload, submit, and sell your art, all in one process, all from one page. 

      Try it Out!

      Give the new Submit page a try! As always, the Submit page can be reached by clicking on the Submit menu in the top bar of the site. 

      If you have comments, questions, or other feedback, please feel free to leave them on this article.

      MissCuriousBird Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
      I honestly don't like the new submission page.
      For a good 20 minutes or so, I've been trying to upload just ONE picture here, but it's not working. It doesn't show up no matter what I do. This is really irritating, especially for people who like to upload more than one thing and don't have the patience to wait for it to upload. And as for the white background, it's far too bright and too different from the usual green of deviantaART's pages. The green was a lot easier while this white makes things a bit hard on the eyes. (It strains them, actually, since other things on the page are also a light color)

      And now, I'm going to sum up all of the problems that have been stated in most of these comments. It'll be easier for you guys to remember these properly without having to go through the comments since I went through at least a hundred of them to gather these main ones. 
      -Hard to use, understand and manage
      -The 'submit text' is faulty (glitches and all)
      -Whenever trying to submit text, the screen goes blank
      -Far too slow in uploading one simple image OR it won't upload the image AT ALL
      -Only one file at a time? Come on now. There are people who like uploading more than one image/work at a time
      -Harder/unable to submit things
      -Can't edit the title or description
      -Not accepting anything into any of the categories
      -The bright white is ACTUALLY hurting/straining some people's eyes (including me)
      -Can't proof read what's written in the description box
      -Slow and lagging
      -Harder to submit through other devices (Example: Through mobile phone)

      Now, I've found a link through one of the comments here by :icontanner28: about frequent questions most of us are asking. In all honesty, it takes for too much time and effort to go fix up all these problems ourselves, but thank you Tanner28 for at least giving us a link for all our questions.

      If you guys have a problem then go check out Tanner28's journal for answers.

      And if it hasn't been obviously pointed out yet, some like this new submission page but more than half of us don't. The old submission page was a hell of a lot more straightforward to use and it's one of the most familiar pages we're used to using. (You even agree to that, as stated in the first paragraph of your article) Honestly, you can't just go and change the whole layout and submitting system here and expect us to casually go along with it without a proper notice. You'll only end up getting a lot of confused and annoyed people. 

      ="We're happy to inform you that you're part of a test group for the new Submit page! While the Submit page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today."=

      Yeah, no, not really, deviantART, while we deviants enjoy helping out to make this a better website with our feedback, there's no point for us, really. How many of us have already voiced out that we don't like this new submission page and all the problems we're having? And yet you haven't done anything about it? Well, that's what I understand from most of the comments here. If I'm wrong, well, please, at least update us on what you're doing so far about this. It'd be a hell of a lot more helpful to all of us deviants. And if the new submit page is supposed to be more intuitive and user-friendly, why are so many of us having so much trouble with it? And forget being 'up to date' with deviantART as it is today. 

      I liked this site BECAUSE it didn't constantly change everything around like other websites did. This was one of the few sites that remained true to what it originally was. I understand making sure there won't be glitches and bugs and I would be 100% fine if you slowly changed the site bit by bit to ease us into the new layout and such, but changing the old and familiar pages we use practically on a daily basis in just one whole go? Just no.

      And a little note on the whole 'Part of a test group' thing, it'd be nice if you didn't just instantly put us all into it. Maybe you could have asked a few of us if we would like to participate in helping out and have them try it out for a few days. That would've been easier, yes? And then you can work on those feedbacks instead. Also, it would've been great – seeing as how this is a 'test group' – if you gave us the option to go back to the old submission page instead of sticking us with this new one for who knows how long. When doing a 'test group', it's pretty obvious that you should ask people if they want to try this out FIRST before throwing us all into this at once.

      Now, you can either go back to the old submission page and have everyone happy with it - because the people who are fine with the new page won't mind going back to the old, I'm sure - OR you can keep this new submission page, ignore us deviants who are giving you honest feedback on the issues with this, and lose a few bit of us who are getting really frustrated at the lack of acknowledgement.

      And to the comment stating how the people who are 'complaining' about this new submit page are just 'spoiled' and 'ungrateful', WE'RE NOT. We're giving honest feedback to deviantART because that's what they want us to do. I don't understand how we're 'spoiled' or 'ungrateful' in the slightest if we're trying to help this site become better. And the part 'can't always have things your way you know'; we're trying to make this site useable and easy for everyone in the deviantART community with our feedback, including you too, not just to make it a way for our own selves to use.

      Now, I've tried it out, and my opinion, once again, is that the old submit page was better, and it wasn't problematic in the slightest with any glitches or bugs, unlike this new screwed up version. And do you know what's the most bloody irritating thing out of all of this? 

      You. People. Aren't. Replying. To. Us.

      I've seen a few comments where one or two of you moderators have replied to a comment. A comment where you replied with 'Report it to the Help Desk'. You're KIDDING me. We don't WANT to report it to the Help Desk because we KNOW this is just simply not working for a majority of us.

      Finally, I get that we deviants don't own or work on this site, so in the end, it's all up to you moderators and such to decide on the development of deviantART. Just some suggestions that I've already noted in previous paragraphs: ASK people if they want to help out in the 'test group' instead of throwing us all into it, don't change one entire page at once without properly cleaning out most of the bugs, and AT LEAST give us the option to go back to the old page instead of leaving us stranded with the new one.

      Well now, there's my feedback with some help of reading other people's comments and some suggestions on what you could do better next time you do something like this, namely, the whole 'test group' thing which is a huge screw over for all of us participating in this with no way to go back to the old one to keep uploading stuff. Again, I understand you guys are just trying your best to make this site better for us deviants but maybe try to ease us into new things instead of just throwing it at us in one go.

      Above is my feedback that I posted in the comments when this had all started. Anyone else experiencing major slowness with uploading an image or literature? This will be probably the last time I re-upload this comment of mine. I do hope though that this either changes back to the old or is fixed.
      Maklods Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
      Personally I don't like these ideas. Is there a way for me to keep my old stuff back? Because I would like to have them back.
      Sylandrophol Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      Maklods Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
      Thank you for agreeing with me dear sir. :)
      Kimoaireikaai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      here we go my first day on DA has filled with shiit from the new Submission page =_= 
      PowerPuff-Production Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
      I really LOVE this 'St.ash' thing!!! Not. I hate this. It looks ugly and it's like Facebook. 
      Streled Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
      Who give a damn about st.ash?!
      Put the old "submit art" back!
      PowerPuff-Production Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
      DYKHAZER Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
      the investments and changes are made to get an achievement and a successful outcome ,but if change is only beneficial for some people in particular and for other people is only creating problems then it's something not logical or reasonable and that persons who take important decisions and all you cause is the limitation and the manisfestación and reactions of different users in DA ,I do not come here to insult or offend, or anything about it, I'm not a member with paid account , I'm just a user free who tries to see the logical and reasonable sense of the thousands of ususarios who are here asking for help solve the problem ,I think even the users with paid accounts are making the reclaims for about the change we made ​​DA , only the older system before , everything was is already established , in a way and the new applications are created for perform better function ,and unfortunately the answer to thousands of users is mostly the same, the problems ,then I think it is time to act and give a clear answer, if your administardores and creators of DA will remain with that change forever or if they will return to the old system, so simple, is it fair to have an answer for then take different decisions by each user ,Some are very frustrated, some annoying and others want to retire from DA ,the decision and reaction of each user is just to answer the problem generated ,but personally as free or free user I am here I sincerely hope there is a solution for everyone to be in peace so they can continue making more art to show everyone in the world here in DA
      IHamby Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
      We used to have a choice between's submission process and the older and more familiar one. But now we have a choice between's, and's. Why deprive us of our choice? I liked the old one better, and would like to continue using it. If someone likes this newer one, then they can continue to submit through
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