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Mon Mar 31, 2014, 4:44 AM

Thumbs Code


Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.

But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.

31 03 2014 01 by ginkgografix


That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Hold me now by diensilver


Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Hold me now by diensilver

Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.

Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
<deviation width="150"  id="443670962">.

When defining the width make sure your deviation fits to the available space, especially when using narrow skins. The ID would be the number like from the thumb.

Hold me now by diensilver
(Using a width of 476)

Hold me now by diensilver
(Using a width of 350)

Hold me now by diensilver
(Using a width of 100)


:note: All these ways to add thumbs work for journals for deviants with or without a Premium Membership.

For other areas there are varying restrictions. Like you can use big thumbs in comments (if you have a Premium Membership), but not for descriptions.





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:iconminweln:
Minweln Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we use Thumbs Codes in a Deviation Description ? I've seen other Deviants do it but it doesn't work for me... :( :( :(
Sorry if somebody already asked this question.
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Like mentioned in the article there are varying restrictions for non Premium Members. So you can't use thumbs at places other deviants with a PM could.
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:iconminweln:
Minweln Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see.
Thank you very much for your help. :)
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:icontwinvampire:
TwinVampire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have tried to use thumbs code in comments, but it often does not work and only shows the code and not the deviation when I have clicked preview. What is the problem?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
It's because you have no Premium Membership. Like stated in the info-box of this article there are different restrictions. But it should work in journals.
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:iconcoherent-incoherents:
coherent-incoherents Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   General Artist
Something this basic should be available for all O_o 
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Originally it was just available for journals, which is why this is the basic usage. Using at all other places (widgets, comments etc) happened just later.
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:icontwinvampire:
TwinVampire Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, thanks.
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:iconanimelover5ful:
animelover5ful Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
how can I make it bigger than :bigthumb###: on a widget for example ? I tried the code it didn't work for me 
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Maybe it works when you use the ID deviation code (like when you add thumbs to sta.sh), but haven't tried that so far.
But Widgets are far more limited, so chances that it works are low.
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:iconanimelover5ful:
animelover5ful Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thanks for the tips 
I managed in the end though to obtain the wanted result but thanks for the help anyway :meow:
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How can we make a widget for facebook business pages?
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
On DeviantArt? You can't. You can just link in a regular way (image or text) to it.
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:iconekknight:
EKKnight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:(
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:iconcrazyartist12:
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<deviation width="150" id="443822872">
It did not went well. TT
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
In comments you can just use regular thumbs. That code works for journals.
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:iconcrazyartist12:
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh*
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:iconcrazyartist12:
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<deviation width="150"  id="443670962">
uh....what?
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
thumbs do not work for me please help
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I can't help you with that. If they don't work, it's the best to contact the Help Desk and to file a Bug Report.
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
thank u!
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Excellent information!
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconskoryx:
Skoryx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, very cool! I never knew you could change the size of a thumbnail. ^^
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Now you do :la:
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:iconitssakurarose:
ItsSakuraRose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Artist
:bigthumb443822872:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Bigthumbs only work for deviants with a PM at comments.
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:iconitssakurarose:
ItsSakuraRose Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Artist
i see ._.
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:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Let's see if I can make it work Mother Night by aegiandyad
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
:w00t:
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:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thanks for that. I had wondered before now how feature editors got their larger thumbnails.
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:iconlimegecko:
limegecko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can`t add a normal thumb in my descriptions... I just copy and paste it, when I edit the deviation, I can see the pictur but when I upload it, it just shows the code :(
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
That's weird. If you are able to see it at the submission page it should also appear at the actual submission :o
Does it always happen?
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:iconlimegecko:
limegecko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have just tested it, limegecko.deviantart.com/art/R… maybe you know what I did wrong... 
Thanks for th help :) Yes, always
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
You try to add it with the "AddMedia" version, as someone without a PM you can only use regular thumbs like :thumb###:. The other stuff won't work for you.
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:iconlimegecko:
limegecko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! But I just do it like in the picture above described :c I just copy and paste the thumb on the right side but then it changes into AddMedia when I upload it... when I type it in per hand, this happens: limegecko.deviantart.com/art/R…
Sorry for my english and the circumstances :c
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Oh ok, thought you used it via AddMedia because of that code. Hm, but that's really weird then and i have no idea why it happens. Best would be to send in a Bug Report. Pretty much sounds like there isn't something the way it should be.

Sorry, that i can't help you with that further! :/
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:iconlimegecko:
limegecko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, but anyway, thanks so much for the help! I really appreciate it! 
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:icondaniyalisatya:
daniyalisatya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Testing..

:bigthumb44404596:

It doesn't work at all. Bored 


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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Because you don't have a premium membership.
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:icondaniyalisatya:
daniyalisatya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I just read this..

"All these ways to add thumbs work for journals for deviants with or without a Premium Membership.

For other areas there are varying restrictions. Like you can use big thumbs in comments, but not for descriptions."

:o (Eek)

Probably it works only in journal for non-PM. Shh 
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
You placed the bigthumb code in a comment, which is why it wasn't working.
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'd like to suggest a topic, making images appear in a journal that are from another site.
thanks~
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Please use the link provided at the bottom of the article to suggest topics. Comments will get lost after a while.
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Testing thumb code:

:thumb429791064:

:ohnoes: (WTF is going on?! I have premium membership, the deviation is not deleted! :angered:
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, are you attacking me with your Prevent-Thumbnail-To-Show-Up-In-devaintART-Inator again?!)

Plus that < sub > thing above is not working for me! :shakefist:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Dr. Doofenshmirtz - Pixelated by Just-To-Look1

If i use your thumbcode it works D:
But my Firebug tells me that there is hidden code in your comment, which might causes the problem. Try to copy&paste the thumb again or copy it from a blank editor file.
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm doing this from the iPad.

Also, whenever I use the computer and use the :dev: markup, it doesn't work, but when I put the username into the computer search bar and put it into the comment again, it works. I don't know for thumb codes. :shrug:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Yeah, that's what i meant. If you copy to a "non dA place" the hidden code will be deleted and just the visible text(devname or thumbcode) will stay. I have no idea why your iPad would add any extra code though.
Does it always happen, even if you copy the thumbcode directly from the sidebar?
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I don't know why. :shrug:
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