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Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit

Tue May 14, 2013, 3:13 PM
Two heavily requested tools to make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before have just been launched to Beta Testers!


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Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.

There are several ways to upload multiple files:
  • Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. 
  • Select several files from your by opening the "Select file from" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
  • Submit an entire stack from your by hovering over a stack and clicking Submit!
You can then change settings for each one, and then save them for later or submit them to your gallery. In addition, the Submit page will retain the order and settings of any files uploaded, even if you navigate away from the page itself, which means that you can complete the submission process at your convenience, from anywhere you go, without having to keep track of what you were planning to submit or when.

Scheduled Submit

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Scheduled Submit lets you upload and prepare submissions, then set a time and date for them to be publicly posted to deviantART. For deviants with a busy schedule, or for those who are likely to upload and submit multiple deviations at once, this gives them the opportunity to prepare and present their work to their watchers without having to worry about flooding Message Centers or risking works going unnoticed.

Once you select and confirm your date and time, that file's tab will turn orange and will remain on the Submit page each time you come back to it.

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 12.31.51 PM by danlev

Try it out!

Go to the Submit page and give these new features a try!

As of now, there are no limits to the amount of submissions that are queued up. We are working on finalizing the specifics for these limits, so we'd love to hear your feedback.

We appreciate any and all feedback you have, and if you run into anything that works differently than you'd expect it to, please let us know in the comments on this article. If you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the #devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Multi-Submit project.

Two heavily requested tools to make submitting art to deviantART even easier than before have just been launched to Beta Testers: Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit!
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xXStoryWolfXx Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've only just recently started using the scheduling and I already like what I see.  I am going to be using it more to see if I have any suggestions for it.  However, I did come across one curious idea that I thought I should run by you guys. ^^

So you guys have the scheduling for submissions and multi scheduling for submissions, which is an awesome idea by the way and so far is an amazing tool to have.  Once out of Beta, I hope that you guys will provide this for everyone to be able to use and not just premium members, but that's just me.

The idea that I have is if this does well, you guys should do this for journals as well. Because some artists have weekly schedules for work, it would make it easier for them to be able to also do the same with journals as well.  Say they have an event that they want to showcase, but they can't because for some reason they won't be there at that time to actually post the journal.  Having it scheduled and done ahead of time would take a lot of stress off of their minds and ensure success for the post.  

Just an idea, you guys can decide if you want to look into it or not ^^

Anyway, thank you guys for your time to read my comments and suggestions and I will report back with anything that I find :salute: 

~Story Wolf
Steelsoldat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Artist
Why are these features donator only? It's annoying that the emchanics of the site are now paid-only. I'm fine with commenting features and such being paid only but this is quite annoying.
Easy-Shutter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
For now, I can't have more than 100 scheduled photos in stash waiting to be posted. Is 100 really the limit?
SimanetteFan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be available to all artists, not just premium members; this is a very necessary tool and is needed, but excluding it to premium members isn't utilizing it to its full potential. I have a deviation I want to schedule for submission the 25th, but because I can't ever have a premium membership, I have to find freetime on the 25th (which would be very limited, for obvious reasons) to submit it then, whereas if I could schedule it, that'd save me a lot of trouble.

That said, I wish deviantART would be a little more mindful of all artists... premium memberships obviously have a lot of perks, but it seems to be a number of tools, features, widgets, etc. should be made available for all artists.
wildtiel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it only schedule so far in advance? I wanted to schedule a post for December 29, but was frustrated to see that I could only schedule up to December 21.
danlev Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Currently you can only schedule up to 3 months in advanced.
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
I am not seeing any option at all to speak of to schedule submit. Nothing. Yes, beta testing is turned on.
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
You don't see a button here?

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kkart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Nope Dan I see nothing as far as "schedule" goes. I switched browsers to Firefox and I can see it now. Was on Chrome. Very strange.
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Maybe it's an extension or plugin you have installed? Sometimes AdBlock can cause issues like that.
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Nope, isn't that. I can see it now though oddly enough.
mars714 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have been using the schedule feature for a while now, and I have a few suggestions/concerns! (I was directed to comment here) First let me say as a comic artist, who updates weekly, this feature is a big help! However, since I tend to upload at least one submission a day, in addition to the comics I've already made, the fact that the scheduled uploads stay on the page is rather troublesome... Right now I have at least 10 uploads scheduled though April. The fact that the page must load all those submissions, some not due to be seen for a month, really slows the page loading... So I understand as it is now scheduling uses the multi-submit tabs as a base for saving all the uploads. What if you change the scheduler to use more of the system for it? That could keep the to be uploaded devs out of the way when uploading your random inspiration or daily works. Um... I think that was I wanted to say...
feebonacci Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Photographer
Awesome feature ! ! !gonna use it for my next photoshoot !
Issy-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, you should add the 'Scheduled submit' to journals as well.
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
according to :iconmaytel: you can now!
Issy-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I can't wait to try that out ^^
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
me too... got a use for it next week....
Metalelf0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Premium feature? WTF?
ScorpioKun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you either have to buy a premium membership or have a premium membership given to you as a gift in order for you to have the new features.
FairyBun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student
Hi, I have a suggestion too! I don't know if others have mentioned it, but I think that it will make the scheduled submit more useful-
Instead of only the hour, I think that it'll be better if we can be more exact about the scheduled submit, and add minutes to it too! Example- Submitting deviation at 7:35 pm
For now, it's Submitting deviation at 7:00 pm only, no scope of minutes...
I hope that this is a suggestion worth considering, and I apologise if I'm being too vague or pointless.
capturingthelight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
artvelocity Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Here's a suggestion, Hope you're listening.

My idea is to have submissions or journals be released at a certain event, not time.

My vision is that you would have a premade "thanks for the XXX amount of views/watchers" thing, and when you hit that amount of views/watchers/comments etc, the deviation is released.

I'm sure you can do it, it'd be easy!
90Sigma Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I would suggest changing the date format for scheduled posts to YYYY/MM/DD.
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
why?.... just curious.... P. :)
90Sigma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Because Americans use the format MM/DD/YYYY and most of the rest of the world uses the format DD/MM/YYYY. This makes dates like 04/05/2014 ambiguous. Is this the 4th May or 5th April?
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I see thx.... good point!  P.
TetheredComic Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the scheduled submitting system, it's really handy when I'm at work and wanting to upload artwork and organise myself :) really easy to understand and love the layout. Good job!

One thing I was wondering (I don't know how possible this is) is if there was a way to organise the tabs (like drag them around) - I uploaded a few deviations but wanted them to upload in a particular order. Also maybe have some sort of calender so you can see when your deviations are going to go up rather than clicking on the individual tabs.

And was also wondering about being able to have the option to also submit to group galleries in advance so you can get it all done in one hit.

These are really REALLY tiny things that I think would just make this function a little easier to manage, nothing important ;)

Apologies if someone's already mentioned this and you're answering the same question! Keep up the good work! :dalove:
Narxinba222 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The multi submit thing has some issues.
I just tried to upload 6 photos.
It got them all confused, all the names wrong, then in the end only uploaded one photo with the wrong title.

If it worked better this could be a great feature though
Krossan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Please do not remove the Schedule thingy. IT REALLY HELPS ME!!!! I WAS ALWAYS WISHING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN!!! More because I have a comic being uploaded here and I was always uploading it every Saturday at the first hour. But now with this, I am less longer preoccupied with me staying late for submiting a deviation and now it upload by ITSELF!! THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, this is awesome! :clap:
Great work, happy to see this. :heart:
Ashentar Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder... when this rolls out as being finished, is this only going to be for premium members only?
danlev Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
We're still finalizing these details. :)
ShadowTheHedgehogX13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
eeyup then its yes... a lot of the super handy stuff is premium only so why wouldn't this become premium? I mean seriously...
Veroom Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Scheduled submissions are an idea I was fully supportive of when I saw the user suggestions, and I think they might be the first suggestion to have appeared in the site update notice 'Your Feedback' area and actually get added afterwards.

I don't even make pics fast enough to justify using it, but I know a few people who'll really appreciate it when this feature is finalised and rolled out throughout the site. Thank you!
bolsterstone Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
Hmmm...a good idea. Kudos for trying it out!
I might just give it a shot.
VaneFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Would this have the potential to fuel bots and spammers to post ridiculous amounts of things in short periods without trying?
ditto9 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect!! I kept meaning to suggest the scheduled submission thing as it would be perfect for birthday gifts!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scheduled submit sounds great! Nice idea :)
JuliaGraceArts Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wooded-Wolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Can't wait to try this
catluvr2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and it worked like a charm.

I'm also glad to see that a potential problem was taken care of before it got out (potentially submitting stuff in the past). Believe me, I tried to do that, and it said that you can't use a past date.
catluvr2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using one at a time is too mainstream, I tested both at once!
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
multi submit = awesome! cant wait till it appears in my submit page :-)
danlev Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You can switch to Beta to try it! :)
Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really wish I was a beta tester still, and HUGE thanks for implementing these features :love:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I greatly approve! Especially of the scheduled submit, since it allows me to submit art even when I'm on vacantion or during exams (both periods in which I tend to lose a lot of active watchers, which is frustrating). Really nice features! :la:
danlev Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Glad to hear!
iLantiis Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMEN!! :dalove:
I can't wait to try this out!
wordeea Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love this new feature !
marwa15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome i love it :love:
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