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.

        Screen Shot 2012-10-16 at 6.52.07 PM by haldron

      • 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
      nekodoru Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
      For me, the submit page still works, and it has since back in October when we first got it...
      with some ups and downs because of server errors. I use it through a recently updated Firefox,
      and with internet connection varying between fully operational and shutting-off-every-few-minutes.

      I use the new submit page, as I want to still share my pieces with my watchers and others.
      This, however, does not make me enjoy it.

      I'm pretty sure you will not let us switch back, in fact I am aware of this, since the admins themselves
      have written that in clear text.  What is going on, is that they are waiting for us to grow accustomed
      to the update.

      Something that bothers me still, though, is that others, after several months, cannot use it.
      You should really do something about that.
      SilverCelestt777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
      This comment. Sums up everything I was going to say.
      TeamElric Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
      This was an extremely bad idea. Please, listen to us and change us back. If you ask for feedback, and we give it, we expect you to actually take that feedback in and use it. Whats the point of asking for feedback if you aren't even going to listen to it? 
      YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
      :iconfacepalmplz: 19873 comments and still you dA-admins wouldn't listen?O_O

      that's just arrogant. :iconnotimpressedplz:
      bad-asp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      Please change it back ASAP.
      Diuxidx3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
      Yeah this is total bs.
      delta-elements Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
      Wow people were used as guinea pigs....I really despise dA
      dsp2003 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      100% agree. This is complete bullsh*t.
      SinisterEternity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
      Looks like our protest needs to raise to a whole new level :T
      Seems like DeviantART isn't going to listen unless maybe we stop giving money, or go on mega strike, since obviously, expressing here that we do not like it, doesn't matter to them. Not the slightest.
      BunnySweets Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      You know my favourite part of all this?
      They cripple the uploading abilities of many members, including paying ones, and then every second day they send some new ad to our inboxes.

      "Hey, check out this awesome deal! You should totally give us your money!"

      No. Just...fuck off already. You rude bastards.
      You really have the nerve to do this to us, and still try to encourage us to support you?
      For shame, deviantART.
      Barbsdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

      Is this a joke? How bad is this?


      EternalDarkDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
      it is not letting me upload pics again. can't we just go back to the old page?
      peevee01 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      I've tried this for several months now, and it would be better if I could load more than one image at one time, and if it actually worked consistently and reliably which it just doesn't.  All the errors are unknown, and it's very disheartening.  This is just not good enough - and is no improvement in any way on the previous system.
      NakamuraIemi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013

      Please, PLEASE revert back to the old page.

      This new one is not only slowing down the submission process, but slowing down my entire computer.

      I don't like. :/

      ambermonkey Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      it doesnt work, be better if we could just go back to the old one.
      Mathayis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
      Hey is it just that all the negative feed back you got has hurt you're feelings to where you're all mad and  gonna let us suffer and pay with this crappy submit page or something??? XD lol *sigh* I mean really..why keep this??? NO ONE LIKE IT!! RAWR!!
      aTigersChild Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
      THIS SUCKS!!!!
      DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
      I miss being able to upload more then one thing at a time :/
      VirusNO1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      I have to push "the submit now" twice otherwise its not working to upload...
      ap3xo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
      I'm trying to upload from my iPad and it just keeps coming up with the previous one I uploaded so I can only upload 1 file in all, I've tried restarting etc... And nothing has worked. I basically cannot use DeviantArt until it is fixed :( I need this for my course PLEASE fix this ASAP. Thank you.
      VirusNO1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      About "group options"

      Why   doesnt the marked ones  goes away when I had uploaded? as it is now  the two same marked  options are still there and I have to take away the marked options every time I ipload a new pic. I have clear my cookies/cache so its not that reason.  I like to have it as in the beginning of this new way to upgrade when the "group option" clear itself after upload so next upload I just have to mark... not unmarked any of the option ( folders of my own I like to put my artwork into)
      Hope you understand what I am after here. ( sorry my english is not the best)
      nekodoru Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
      Perhaps you have figured this out by now, but I thought I'd just help out a little.
      I managed to get my pictures into the entirely wrong groups because of this.

      Next time you upload your art/literature/etc, unmark all the unnecessary ones
      except the ones you want ALL your pieces to be added to, and hit "Remember these options"
      in the bottom of the page. Then it'll look the same the following times.

      I hope that'll help in case you haven't fixed it yet. <:3
      VirusNO1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
      Oh, THANK YOU! I will fix that as soon I upload a picture next time! :)
      nekodoru Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
      Oh you're welcome! Glad to have helped. :3
      MudPuddles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
      I believe DeviantArt has tried to make something user friendly and "hip" and instead they've just made something that is cumbersome and unnecessary. It is impossible for me to even submit anything anymore because stops responding when I choose the file I would like to upload. On my old computer I would need to have two web browsers open just to submit anything because one would let me upload and not edit and the other edit but not upload. I have been a member of DeviantArt for four years and I've made connections with many wonderful people. I would hate to have to leave because of this horrible technology.
      MiraCarpathia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

      I hate this new page. It makes my computer lag like crazy and it won't let me submit anything!!!!!!!!

      Plus I can't delete anything out of my

      Hurry up and fix these problems!!!!!

      Barbsdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

      can't get it to submit. Good thing they made a "new" page.....not


      Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      Its getting better.
      BlackFireMarti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
      Old one please. I don't like this new submit page. I adored the old one.
      Actually, I will be honest. I hate it. Just like how youtube keep changing so many times... it is not bad or broken. please don't change it. Or make it that you can choose which one you want.
      KiloTrays Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      Please return it to the old submit page. If it a'int broke, DON'T FIX IT.
      Dog-Soldiers Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist

      To be honest I think this new page design is dreadful.

      Overall it is simply way to difficult to read, the fonts being too small and too pale.

      It may be trendy but on my laptop it’s virtually unusable, and is unusable in a well lit room.

      And OMG was it slow. So  much so that I ran a speed test on my internet connection thinking it was at fault.

       The old page I considered to be one of the best of any of the online services I use. It was high contrast, easy on the eyes and easy to use.


      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not switch to this design.
      RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      So many people have messaged that they hate this buggy new thing. WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO MAKE YOU GET RID OF IT?!?
      Ask-Mia-The-Remlit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013

      NO. NO NO NO.


      Haven't we been through this once before?! Idk.


      It's clumsy, (ugly) and pretty off putting. I want the old page back.


      Plus it's prone to glitching.

      ozwick Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
      The labeling portion consistently fails to recognize when I fill in the boxes.  Sometimes I have to unclick everything and reclick the appropriate boxes several times before the system will accept it.

      Otherwise, it seems OK, within the generally clunky confines of DA's various processes.
      SweetDream87 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      IT HAS BEEN MORE THEN LONG ENOUGH!!! when are you going to listen to us? I speak for everyone when I say...

      PhotonAtomic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
      Seems fairly easy to use.  I would like to see a "Create New Gallery" option under the "Submit to My Gallery" section.  I did have to click the submit button twice to submit my image.  A multiple file upload would be nice too.
      barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      It sucks!  Put right off submitting anything :-(
      Cetriya Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
      takes too long to load and its cumbersome to use. I like some features but I work on a small screen and having a tool bar locked onto the top and side of my screen is annoying. 

      at times it won't load because of my slow connection. StashWriter is absolutely unnecessary. Instead of spending so much time on this, more time should be spent on monitoring submissions and dealing with art theft. 
      PerfectPinUpz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
      The layout is nice, but submitting work is close to impossible! It slows down your computer and then hangs into oblivion. There's a saying, "If it's not broken, DON'T BREAK IT!!!" Give me my old submit format back!
      Keziamara Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
      I can't believe the bugs in this aren't fixed yet.  I never had problems with the old version, now it's nothing but.  Today it won't let me select a category, there's nothing there.  It also forces me to upload to stash, then tosubmit from there.  It adds a step instead of simplifying it.
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