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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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:iconetherealapricity:
EtherealApricity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see my journals there.
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MelMuff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know how I can manage deviantions in a group? I still have some old ones that I want to convert/merge into my group but I can no long find the section that use to allow me to do that.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Hm, I am not sure what you mean.

You want to work with deviations that are group submissions only? Or just adding older works?
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it would be older works. I remember seeing the option still available 1 or 2 years ago. I think it was in the admin section of the group but I don't remember what it was called. I remember it listing all the submissions in the group that I added manually before the club was converted into a group. Then I was able to change/update the link to the current deviation if it still existed. I would check all the links first to see if they were still valid and if they weren't then I would just leave the submission the way it was when I added it to the group. I did all of my smaller groups because they were the easiest to do but I kept putting off doing my larger groups and now I was finally getting around to doing them and I do not see the option to change the links anymore. If it's no longer available then I will just leave things the way they are. Thanks.
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Don't think that something like that is possible with groups. As far as I know you can just add or remove them. As an admin via the gallery or as a contributor/member by editing the deviation itself.
You might want to contact the HelpDesk, maybe they can give you better help with that?
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I have done that. :)
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful information! :D
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:iconginkgografix:
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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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Now you do!

Run, Stygma, run! :eager:
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:iconlilacphoenix:
LilacPhoenix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Student General 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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:iconthe-terminal-show:
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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:iconginkgografix:
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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:iconsenshistock:
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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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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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:nod:
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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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:iconginkgografix:
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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:iconchivi-chivik:
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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:iconginkgografix:
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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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks!
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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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:icondeadkman:
DeadKman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Oh, i thought those things were always there.
Thanks
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:iconjust-to-look1:
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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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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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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