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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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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful information! :D
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
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...)
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Now you do!

Run, Stygma, run! :eager:
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
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Maybe one day it will be there as well :aww:
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 ;-;
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
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You're welcome! :aww:
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