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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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puddathere Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This maybe a dumb question but for Stash Writer is there a way to have that menu bar show up when editing a deviation? I've seen others do it and I myself don't know how. 
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Olyandtabbs Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi~
I Was wondering,How do i make a private Stack? ^^ only accsesable by linking?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
They always are :)

If you're asking how to make a stack in sta.sh, drop several files on top of each other, or select a few thumbs in your sta.sh and click "merge" on one of them.

Does that help? :D
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awsomness123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to duplicate one of your drawings in stash? I want to make 2 and edit one slightly to make a gif.
I use dAmuro soooo yeah
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Interface Designer
There's no automatic way to duplicate one. You could download the file and submit that one into your sta.sh again though :nod: Does that help?
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:iconawsomness123:
awsomness123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I tried that. Sadly, it doesn't work for what I was trying to do ^^'
I'll just settle for a nonmoving icon. Thanks though!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Alright! No problem ^^
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:iconcleverpelt:
Cleverpelt Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible to put images from your sta.sh onto your page without uploading them?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yes, it's possible to show images in some widgets of the profile page that aren't in your gallery, is that what you mean? I think you need a Premium Membership though. Then you can do it as in "image linking" under FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

If you don't want it to be a link, you can skip the link part and use only the image part :)

Does that help?
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That-HoH-pjofan12345 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial! It is straight forward, precise, and has great info. Thank you! Clap La la la la 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Awe thanks, I'm very happy to hear that! :D :hug:
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That-HoH-pjofan12345 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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:iconnekotenshi-chan:
NekoTenshi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,
I wrote a story at sta.sh writer and afterwards I saved it and closed the window afterwards. (i haven't submitted it yet) a little while later I opened it again but I don't know how to edit it. please help.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Hi! There should be a 'edit in sta.sh writer' button somewhere to the right :)
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:iconnekotenshi-chan:
NekoTenshi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot.
I saw it.
Thanks again.
:3
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yay! No problem :highfive:
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:iconchandathach:
chandathach Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Hello, do you know if there's a way to upload stuff without having it automatically submitted to sta.sh? I have a main account that has over 2 gb worth of stuff in sta.sh and the automatic upload to sta.sh prevents me from publicly uploading anything.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Hi! No, stuff needs to save to sta.sh to be submitted, but you can get more space in your sta.sh. You could remove some items from stash that you're not submitting (yet) or get a premium membership to extend your sta.sh.
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PureNexus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
If I were to upload an archive (zip), how exactly would I add a preview image to it? The option doesn't appear to exist in sta.sh
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Hi! You can do that if you click the thumb and start to edit it (as if you were going to submit it) :)
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:iconmaster-of-the-boot:
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How do I put youtube videos and pictures into a written work on my stash?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Interface Designer
When editing it in sta.sh writer, click 'link' and post the URL to the video or to the direct image :) Does that work for you?
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:iconintellectadmirer:
IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to bother you, but is there any way to delete the deviations in my sta.sh?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Sure! Hover over the thumbnail in your sta.sh and a 'delete' button will appear :)
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:iconintellectadmirer:
IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. How do I get to the sta.sh? It's just that there seems to be more than one way of doing so and I don't know which one will let me delete anything in it. And as for hovering over it, do I just put my cursor over it for a few seconds, or should I right click on it as well? Is there a step-by-step way of doing this that you could tell me? Sorry for being a bother. 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Go with the mouse over 'submit' at the top and then click "Sta.sh". Then, you can just put the mouse over a thumb and click "delete" :D Does that help?
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:iconintellectadmirer:
IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hit "submit art", hit "select file from sta.sh", and put my mouse over the thumbnails, before and after opening up the different folders. No "delete" option is showing up for some reason. Is there any other way I can do it/am I doing it wrong or in a different way than you're telling me? If not, thank you anyway. 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Oh sorry if that wasn't clear! You don't click "submit art", you just go with the mouse over "Submit" at the top of any page so that a menu appears with "sta.sh" as one of the options :)

Like this:
Screenshot 2015-03-12 21.51.14 by namenotrequired  

Then you'll see your sta.sh and can delete the thumbs there, like this:

Screenshot 2015-03-12 21.53.53 by namenotrequired  

Did you find it now?
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:iconintellectadmirer:
IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it works now. Thank you so much for putting up with me ^^
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
No problem at all! Happy to help :highfive:
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so much more helpful than what I found on DA's official FAQ. Thanks so much for sharing this! You rock. Also, I always liked your username. 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, that's very nice to hear :D How have you been?
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good. You? 
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:iconfukai-ni:
Fukai-ni Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please tell me how to show sta.sh pictures in my custom boxes?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Sure! It should work like any other picture as described under "Image linking" here :D Is that what you mean?
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:iconfukai-ni:
Fukai-ni Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks c:
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:icongonxal1000:
gonxal1000 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
what happens to an sta.sh url when i upload the file?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You get a new URL for each new file that you add to sta.sh, if that's what you mean? :)
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:icongonxal1000:
gonxal1000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
No man, when i submit the file to dA
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Ah, then the sta.sh URL will redirect to the deviation :D
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:icongonxal1000:
gonxal1000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I ask because i was doing a RP in the sta.sh comments, and when i submited the file and checked the sta.sh comments (i know how) i couldnt access
comments.deviantart.com/61/500…
Try to click on the "(2 replies)" button at the end of the page
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Looks like the link is messed up yeah! I'd talk to the Help Desk about that :nod:
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:icongonxal1000:
gonxal1000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Thanks! :D
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:iconmoonwateralpha101:
moonwateralpha101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
If I want to update my story's text how do I do that? I click on edit and it brings me up to the submissions page. However, won't allow me to redo my text submission without deleting the whole thing. 
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
There should be a separate "compose in sta.sh writer" button :)
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:iconmoonwateralpha101:
moonwateralpha101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Okay. Thanks for your help!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Or it says "edit with sta.sh writer" to be exact :D you're welcome! Did you find it?
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:iconmoonwateralpha101:
moonwateralpha101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Yes I did. I think I was some how making a whole new thing for some reason but I fixed it. Thanks again! :D
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Oh I see, glad to hear :highfive:
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:iconchakuya:
Chakuya Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I send someone a sta.sh link, are they able to see all files that are existing in my stash or only the one that i send them the link to? 
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