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  • What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is a new system for submitting art to dA. You can find the link in your 'submit' menu.
  • Why use it?
Main advantages are that you can submit deviations faster, from more places (currently with apps for androidiPhotomaciOS, etc., as well as from email and FTP) and you can keep them private if you want. You can then share it only with those people you want - for example to ask their opinion before submitting it to your gallery.
  • How to submit?
Submitting basically happens in two parts.
  1. Upload the file
    • Image- and other files
Submit files from your computer by clicking Upload to Sta.sh (choose the file from your computer in the popup). Most browsers (at least Chrome, Firefox, Safari) support selecting multiple files at once here, that Sta.sh will then upload one by one into a new stack.
These browsers also support drag and drop for one or more files; open Sta.sh in one window, open your folder with the file(s) in another, and drag the file(s) from the folder to Sta.sh.
    • Literature
For literature, there's Sta.sh Writer ("Write to Sta.sh"). It's a WYSIWYT editor (What You See Is What You Type); this means you can choose if you want to use HTML codes or rich text (or both). In the writer, you can choose to write up your deviation and use the formatting buttons, or paste rich text from somewhere else - say, the Word file where you wrote it. You can also add html codes manually. All formatting in the original file should be transferred over.
    • Muro
There is no option to submit a muro drawing directly to Sta.sh yet. You can however draw in deviantART muro, choose "export image" (under "File"), save the file to your computer and submit it like any other file.
  1. Edit and Publish
Once the file is in your Sta.sh and uploaded, the next you do is edit it! Hover over the thumb in Sta.sh, then go over the title and click "edit". Now you can choose a title, category, licence, etc. In the right hand menu choose whether you want to publish the piece to your gallery and watchers, or leave it hidden as a Sta.sh (untick "my deviantART Gallery" etc.). You can also submit it to a group right there (also allowing you to submit exclusively to a group) or if it has the right specifications, as a print (also allowing you to submit a print without a [public] deviation attached).
  • Stacks
When you submit a bunch of files at once as described above, it automatically becomes a stack. You can also merge deviations into a stack by dragging and dropping a file on top of another, or selecting several files and use "File > Merge Selected". You can also click "Upload Files" on the stack page to add new pieces. To remove a Sta.sh deviation from a stack, go with the mouse over the thumb, and choose "Move to Sta.sh".
  • Sharing
Before publishing, you can share a sta.sh deviation by giving them the "Quick share" link to the top right of the deviation page. You can also share an entire stack the same way.
  • It doesn't work right! D:
Sta.sh, and especially sta.sh writer, are relatively new and in development still. So some hiccups can happen! To report it contact the Help Desk.

Updated 21st March 2012 Visit your sta.sh



See also the FAQs on Sta.sh;
FAQ #440: What is Sta.sh?
FAQ #441: How do I upload to my Sta.sh?
FAQ #442: What is the storage limit of Sta.sh?
FAQ #443: What happens when I reach the storage limit for Sta.sh?
FAQ #444: What happens to my Sta.sh items when my subscription runs out?
FAQ #445: Can I upload anything to Sta.sh?
FAQ #446: Why can't I drag & drop files to my Sta.sh like other users?


I originally wrote this tutorial in Open Office (also to test the copy-paste from there to stash writer:dummy:) and this tutorial is so concise that it fits on one A4 page there :P (though I did make some edits since)


If you want to give your opinion on the feature please do so on one of the Site Update Blogs at #hq so that your voice will be heard :D But feel free to comment on the tutorial here, or ask me questions if something isn't clear ^^;

^namenotrequired
Under Creative Commons Licence


(And I'm aware it says 1. twice - that appears to be a bug :B)
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The 'Simple Stash Tutorial' is a concise and comprehensive usage guide describing the new (beta) Stash Feature in dA. The procedure, as outlined, is written in clear, understandable terms. The amount of detail neither under- nor overwhelms the reader (of English). The author has demonstrated that he has a working knowledge of the process and an understanding of the audience this piece addresses.
Tha author has taken care to proof the document for spelling and syntax errors. (suggestion: substitute "once" for "when" in the opening sentence under 'Edit & Publish'). The style is comfortable and flows easily from beginning to end. Written at an intermediate comprehension level that will not challenge or insult the reader.
Anyone who is minimally familiar with uploading should be able to achieve success with a single reading.
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Nirelle16 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student General Artist
How can I move an art from my Gallery to the stash? :iconeheplz:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You can't move a deviation to sta.sh, because once it's published there's already links to it anyway, but you could move it to your storage instead, if that helps?

FAQ #307: What is the Deviation Storage Tool, and how do I access it? Can I temporarily hide deviations?
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Nirelle16 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Ohh Thank you very much! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome! :D I'm glad it helps!
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NyaNekoArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How would you use a sta.sh link on your profile and have it show up as a thumbnail?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You could create an 'image link' as described in FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

I'm not sure if it requires a premium membership or not to do that though, but you could try :) Does that help?
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NyaNekoArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks ^u^
I'll give it a go
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Welcome! :) Let me know if you need any other help.
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SkittlesGoesRawr Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Student General Artist
in anyway possible could a sta.sh link be posted as a thumbnail on your profile?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Not automatically, but you could make an image link as described in FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

Does that help you? :D
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SkittlesGoesRawr Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student General Artist
thanks, i know now that a thumb to sta.sh is not possible
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Hmm... you mean because you can only use the full image and not the thumb?
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SkittlesGoesRawr Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, I was hoping to be able to use an image in stash as a thumb
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I can think of one pretty roundabout way... xD I can try it for you if you like, which sta.sh item do you want to use?
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Jimworld70 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Sorry if you've gotten this question before, but how do you have it where you paste a link to DA or sta.sh in a stash text document, but not have it show up as the image or the title highlighted in blue?
For example, if I were to paste this link in a sta.sh document namenotrequired.deviantart.com… it would show up as an image/thumbnail for the page. Then you can click Link, but then it would be Simple Sta.sh Tutorial . I would just like to have it as the link i showed before (  namenotrequired.deviantart.com… ) is there any way to do this?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I haven't! No, not really... if you want to make it appear like it would in a comment, the best way I can think of is to post it in a comment somewhere (or just preview it without posting) and to copy it from there into the document :) Is that what you mean?
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Jimworld70 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Ah okay, awesome thanks! I found that leaving out the https, but typing it back in after pasting works like if its a comment, thanks!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Hah, that's an even more hacky way! I like it :D
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Jimworld70 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Oh, might as well reply to this just in case anyone else reads this and needs this problem fixed too, 'cause i found the answer.
If you go in sta.sh writer, and go in edit, there will be an option to view in html mode. posting a link to DA or Stash will show the post as the actual link, like www.idontthinkthisisarealsite.…
Also, no matter how much space you have in your sta.sh, your individual journals have a limit of either 64kb/mb.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Good to know, thanks! :D
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:iconfluffybunny321:
FluffyBunny321 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can someone please help me?
I'm a little confused on how to create a folder to put art in?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You can drag a few files on top of each other or select a few files and click "merge"; then they'll become a stack in sta.sh. You can also select several files at once to upload, then they'll become a stack. :D You can add more items to the stack later of course.
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FluffyBunny321 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay thank you!!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Glad to help :)
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LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Is there a way to move already uploaded deviation to Sta.sh, just like you can move it to Scraps?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student Interface Designer
No, there isn't. You'd have to resubmit the file to sta.sh. Though why do you want to move it to sta.sh? Maybe there's another solution :)
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LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
Oh. Well, it's that case where you want to remove old artworks, but you want to save comments from friends. And that's what scraps are for.
But...
It wouldn't be such problem if it weren't for dA 'deviation suggestion' method, which suggests art selected from Scraps rather then one in gallery. It happens too often.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Interface Designer
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LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Oh! Thank you! That's the right one! I knew there is something somewhere :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Glad to help! :hug:
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PurpleBossDeluxe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i drew something a little mature on Sta.sh but idk how to put the mature content on,help
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You can click "Submit to DeviantArt" on it to edit the settings, but I think the mature filter will only apply when you submit it, not as long as it's in sta.sh - then again it's private to just you and the people you share it with until then :)
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Jimking Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to upload and submit a ~61Mb rar/zip file but I receive always an error..  :(
"Error uploading file: Unable to createor update stash item"
My stash folder is empty.. Any help pls?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student Interface Designer
That's strange, normal zip files that follow the rules should work! What's in the file, though? If it contains an .exe file for example, or if it is password protected, I believe they will refuse it because of that.
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Jimking Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, the file is a zip /rar (tested both) with a widget for XWidget (.xwp extension) and other zip files inside . Maybe this is the reason? I don't know. I had to upload a single zip file with only a 'read' me txt file inside and use and external download link. 
Anyway.. Thank you for your reply 
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Ah, I can imagine that file type to be the problem though DA don't have an official public list of what file types are allowed exactly. Yes, that seems the best solution :nod:
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Jimking Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Thanks again for your reply..   :) 
Cheers 
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Student Interface Designer
No problem :salute: 
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EmeraldParrot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way that I can tag someone in an image I upload to sta.sh? 
If I've got an image in a stack, if I link someone to that image, can they see everything else in the stack or only the image I linked them? 

Thanks!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
If you tag them (in the description), they won't be notified of it until you submit it to DA (to your gallery or scraps).

If you link them to that image, they can only see that image. If you want them to be able to see the stack, the stack also has a link you can share with them.

I hope that helps! :)
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EmeraldParrot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! Thank you! :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Welcome! :hug:
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:iconlevlads:
LevLADS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
is there a size limit to items I can put into stash?
I've been having issues getting an item to save.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Oh, that's annoying :( I've had something that might be similar in the past, but when I opened sta.sh in another tab, I saw that they had finished saving.

As for the size limits, I believe that there are two size limits to items you put in sta.sh:
1. The same as for normal deviations: see FAQ #753: Are there any limitations for deviation submissions?
2. The total size limit of your sta.sh (which you'll see on the sta.sh main page).

Does that help? :)
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:iconlevlads:
LevLADS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
thanks for the help, but I actually fixed the issue already.

Thank you for your time.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad to hear that :) Sorry for the delay in response - I moved and didn't have internet at home until today.
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:iconlevlads:
LevLADS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
that's alright. 

thank you anyways.
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Dirke Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Can i submit to stash art that i get now in  my gallery?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Interface Designer
You cannot move a deviation into sta.sh directly, no. Of course you can remove or store the deviation and reupload the same file into sta.sh.
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