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Did You Know - Manage Deviations

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 11:53 PM

Manage Deviations


Especially when you have quite a lot of artworks in your gallery, it can become tricky to manage your deviations and to sort through them.
That's why we have the manage deviations page. You can either access it via the direct link or by choosing "Manage Deviations" from the Submit Menu.

04 08 2014 01 by ginkgografix

On that page you have listed your deviations & journals. The overview will give you the name, the category it was submitted to, the publishing date and it also lists your sharing options and if critiques and comments are enabled or disabled.

04 08 2014 02 by ginkgografix

:note: When hovering over your deviation title, you will also get a little preview of that deviation. This helps to know what deviation you are going to edit, when you can't remember what title goes with what deviation.

04 08 2014 02a by ginkgografix

When you click on the category of a deviation, all other deviations of that category will be highlighted as well. By clicking again, the highlight will be removed.

04 08 2014 02b by ginkgografix


The public page is the default view, but you can also switch to your stored files. Simply by clicking on "Storage" on the left side.

04 08 2014 03 by ginkgografix

The list you get there is the same, but these are deviations that are not visible for the public.


Applying Changes


To store your deviations you just check all those that should be hidden and click the store button at the top. Same when you want to unstore deviations. In that case it's an unstore button.

For changing the settings for sharing, comments and critique you are also going to check the deviations you want to modify and then choose from the drop down menu.

04 08 2014 04 by ginkgografix

:note: Keep in mind that when you check some deviations and switch pages, it will be reset. You can always only work on one page at a time.



These are the possible icons that could show up. Only when sharing is disabled, no icon will be displayed.

04 08 2014 05 by ginkgografix

From left to right:
sharing encouraged, members only and sharing discouraged
critique disabled, critique requested
comments allowed, comments disabled


Related FAQ


FAQ #299: What are my Personal Gallery Management Tools, and how do I get to them?
FAQ #307: What is the Deviation Storage Tool, and how do I access it? Can I temporarily hide deviations?




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Thank you for your input in advance!

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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful information! :D
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know! :noes:

But, what I need actually is a quick way to change the category of a bunch of deviations! :grump: (Running to the suggestion forum...)
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Now you do!

Run, Stygma, run! :eager:
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LilacPhoenix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This really helps, but I wish this was also used to sort into Gallery Folders. And for Favorites
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Maybe one day it will be there as well :aww:
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:iconlihki:
lihki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I didn't know about this! Very helpful!

Have you done an article about llamas? I didn't see one in the list, but I could have missed it ;-;
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually I didn't know about this feature, so I'm glad you put in the effort to write this!  :thumbsup: :D
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You're welcome! :aww:
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The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
This would have saved a lot of time when I cleared out 100+ deviations haha, am very happy that I know about it now for future reference. Rest in peace hand.
(Now we just need this same system for favorites.)
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Aww D:
But yeah, for mass-cleaning this is very handy :nod:
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:icontraijin:
Traijin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. How long has that been there? 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
years and years, but it's so... hidden xD
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:icontraijin:
Traijin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
No idea, but a long while for sure.
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:glomp:
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:iconchickencakes:
ChickenCakes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! This'll DEFINITELY come in handy!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Awesome :aww:
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:iconbornwiththesun:
BornWithTheSun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I did not know, actually. :D Thanks! This looks like it'll be super helpful.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:w00t:
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:iconinemiset:
Inemiset Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You learn something new everyday.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:nod:
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:iconchivi-chivik:
Chivi-chivik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I'd like is to be able to disable downloads from the manage page. :hmm: Only that, and the manage page woud be perfect.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Have you made a suggestion for that already? Maybe staff agrees to that and will add it one day? :la:
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Chivi-chivik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't... basically because I don't know how to do it ^^;
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
It's not really difficult. Just head over to the suggestion forum and leave a new entry there. Therefore just click the "Suggest an Idea" button and write about your idea.

People can then like it and also leave feedback. :aww:
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Chivi-chivik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks :D
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:iconyamio:
Yamio Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How helpful! ♥
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconkiwicocktail:
KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had no idea! :wow:
Thanks for the info! :love:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You're welcome! :rose:
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:icondeadkman:
DeadKman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Never knew of this... As is look grayed-out on the menu i thought it was something disabled or premium only
...What's "sharing encouraged"?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
When sharing is encouraged it means that it is easier for people to share it via facebook, twitter and tumblr. Your deviations will have little icons for that at the top right then.
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DeadKman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Oh, i thought those things were always there.
Thanks
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Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I knew about this before I read this DYK journal. But the way you explain it, it's very informative and helpful. :clap:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you, this was really informative :love:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
:w00t:
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Fe0 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014   General Artist
I was aware of this for artwork, but I do have a suggestion!
   
   What if we had a 'Members only' option for journals? Maybe deviants more-so personal journals, they may not feel like they need/want to share with the non-community?
   I am not really sure if I would ever use the option myself, but it seems like it makes sense, especially for deviants who like to be more open with their watchers.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You mean that only deviants could read the journals, but no one who is logged out or doesn't have an account here? Or that only your watchers can?
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Fe0 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Deviants, who aren't logged out, just like with the art system. Only, for journals, too! And I mean, of course, making it A option, not the ONLY option. As there are many journals, articles, etc, that people would probably still like to share with non-members, as well.
   Just a suggestion, of course.
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
:boogie:
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Windklang Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanneeeeeeeeeee!!
You are my hero!!!!! :D
and SenshiStock you are my hero tooooo :D

I know I need to clear up my deviations and I want to make all nice and pretty, but I gave up after half an hour because I lost over-view :eager:
This is the solution :D

Thank you so much for an absolutely great article!!
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:la:
:eager:
:dalove:
:love:
:hug:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
:lol:

Glad to hear that this is helpful :w00t:
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:iconwindklang:
Windklang Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are awesome, Anne, and I hope that there is somebody every day to tell you!! :heart:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Hearing it every day wouldn't make it special anymore :heart:
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