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Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 29, 2011, 3:21 PM
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and publishing platform -- home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in between.  Once you've uploaded something via Sta.sh, you'll be provided a special URL.  This URL is known only to you and can be shared with others before officially publishing the work to deviantART.  But that's not all!  While this version of Sta.sh is fully functioning, it will soon also allow the ability publish to other major platforms on the Web in addition to deviantART.  

:target:  How does it work?

:bulletyellow:  Drag and drop as many files as you'd like into your Sta.sh (up to 2 GB), or use the "Upload Files" button.  Sta.sh offers faster uploads than ever before.  Submissions will stay in your Sta.sh, and not appear in your deviantART Gallery or to your Watchers, until you say so.

:bulletyellow:  Each item in your Sta.sh has a unique URL.  You can share these links with anyone you'd like -- friends, family members, fellow art enthusiasts, etc.  (Perhaps to gather more-private Critiques before publishing works to your Gallery!)

:bulletyellow:  Items can be arranged in re-nameable stacks (similar to folders), providing greater organization of your files.   

:bulletyellow:  When ready, choose a Stashed item and submit it as you normally would -- selecting a category, providing a description, and customizing the rest of your options.  Once finished, click "Submit" to broadcast your masterpiece to your Gallery, Watchers, Groups, and more!

:worker:  There's more to come!

Sta.sh will soon include Sta.sh Writer (for things like literature and journal/blog posts) and deviantART Muro features.  It will also integrate with your deviantART and online life in various and exciting ways.  Sta.sh is the beginning of a creative suite you can take with you wherever you go.  Developers are already making programs that are capable of uploading to Sta.sh.   

:eager:  Ready to check it out?

Sta.sh is first being released to all Premium Members, before its wider release to the entire deviantART population.  To access Sta.sh, you'll need a Premium Membership.  

Premium Members can visit http://sta.sh to get started (or access Sta.sh from the main drop down menu in the deviantART header).



Sta.sh is a great organizational tool. Drag, drop, stack, and rename your files to your heart’s content!

You’ll receive a unique URL to each image. Once you’re ready to publish, customize your options and go!


:star:  Special thanks!

Sta.sh has been a collaborative effort.  The following deviantART admins were essential in bringing Sta.sh to life!

Tell us what you think!

All comments, questions, or suggestions should be posted as comments to this blog.  Thank you, and happy submitting!

~Heidi

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:iconbdsmtoall:
BDSMtoAll Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 My sta.sh is banned. What it mean? 
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:iconthemoviesgame:
TheMoviesGame Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Can we upload our 3D models to it so other people can download them for their use? I will buy a premium membership if I can host my Models and their textures in a .ZIP file. If we can upload anything then this is such a good idea.
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:iconusagi-himeko:
Usagi-Himeko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best place to upload artwork actually as well. Whenever the other one is being laggy this is where I'll go.
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:iconzahrahinamori:
zahrahinamori Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student
cool
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:iconsolbreakerz:
SOLbreaKeRZ Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
can't wait to use, cause my art is so no many yet..hehee
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:iconrocco-kreuzer:
rocco-kreuzer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
all right!!!!!!!!
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:iconscottahemi:
ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, does this hold any file? like the MUGEN fighters i'm making based on my OCs :D
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:iconkonsumo:
Konsumo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, this is like dropbox with the additional opportunity to send private Links to the files to other persons
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:iconenna-illim:
Enna-Illim Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand stash still x-x It's to create unviewable art that has a special url for that only the people you link it to can see?
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:iconlathrin:
Lathrin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I think so..
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:iconartshakencom:
Artshakencom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just want some expo-x...comm on take a LOOK
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:iconshin280891:
Shin280891 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Nice feature
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:iconminokaro-ashell:
Minokaro-Ashell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
When I was editing my work, there's a section, "Sharing: Encouraged / Discouraged / Discouraged & Members Only."
Could you explain what Encouraged, Discouraged, and Discouraged & Members Only mean?
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:iconroxycockerspaniel:
RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Here, I copied it from the "Deviation Submission".

Encourage (Recommended)
These helpful links make it easy for people to share and promote this work on social networks -- and in the process, provide proper credit and linkage back to the original deviation.
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Discourage
Discourage sharing and embedding. This does not prevent people from sharing your work on the web, it simply removes the helpful links for doing so. It also removes tools that provide you with proper crediting if your work is shared.
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Discourage and Viewable Only for deviantART Members
Discourage sharing & embedding features, and require an individual to have a deviantART account in order to view your artwork. This will reduce the potential audience of people viewing your work and will prevent the work from broad exposure on the open web.
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:iconminokaro-ashell:
Minokaro-Ashell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I see! Thanks a lot for the explanation. :)
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:iconroxycockerspaniel:
RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
No problem :hug:
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:icontomoe2005:
tomoe2005 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's under DA TOS and moderating, how utterly useless.
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:icontundradicicecapade:
tundradicIcecapade Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Writer
Guys, this isn't hard. It's an internet storage bank you can use to also share files.
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:iconthedarkestraven1608:
TheDarkestRaven1608 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It could be just me, but... I still don't get it!
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:iconhermione-jean:
Hermione-Jean Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still wondering what the frack sta.sh is... I guess I'm just an idiot...
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:iconsnake-lover2017:
snake-lover2017 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I see the usefulness of this if your computer crashes, but otherwise you could just work with folders.
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:iconskillustrate:
skillustrate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are the rules/Terms of Service the same as the ToS for DA?
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:iconkimokun:
Kimokun Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool! :D I was actually waiting for something like this to come up!! I will start using it righ now :B
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:iconyaoiobsessedfangirl:
YaoiObsessedFangirl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
this seems totally and completely pointless. if you want 'private' galleries wuts the point of having a public website to view art? not to mention i am having trouble just submiting a new journal entry. I dont understand why DA is so keen on upgrading things when they dont bother to fix older things first. :/ i'm just gonna have to fiddle with it more now until i figure out how to make my journal work again. this is rather tiresome and seems like more work than it worth now a days...
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:iconscorpion1813:
Scorpion1813 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Not sure what features this offers as I no longer have a premium account in order to check it out. But a useful feature that appears on other sites is the ability to "auto-upload" files. I guess it works similar to this stash thing, but you can set a date and time for the site to automatically upload it to your gallery.

This could be useful to those who like to post of a regular basic (for daily/weekly series for example) even when they are away or unable to access the internet.
It's only really a suggestion but I figure this "stash" thing would be more useful with something like that.
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:iconreaper-the-creeper:
Reaper-The-Creeper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Does this allow any file types? Photoshop .psd for example?
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:iconidonthateyouboy:
idonthateyouboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i use sta.sh without a premium membership?
or do i need that?
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:iconroxycockerspaniel:
RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
You can use it without PM, but you have only 2 GB.
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:icondestructivenight:
DestructiveNight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm. what?
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:iconmissmacentosh:
MissMaCentosh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... ok? This really don't help.
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:icontheepr:
theepr Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
vola! thanx
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:iconfuzakeru-oh:
fuzakeru-oh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Been using this for a while. But I call it dropbox.
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   General Artist
so is our Stash private while still working on stuff there? and until we decide to publish it? or does everyone have access to view your Stash???
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, it says that the things you post will be private until you make it public to other people. You are the only one with the URL to the work, and it won't appear on your dA or to watchers until you submit the work into the public.
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
thanx Cait-Cait :) it seems to be some place to actually stash stuff n that's it. you can't work on em in there or anything so i fail to see its purpose ... i mean most of us have somewhere to keep our stuff so ...ok, well I appreciate the reply! :blowkiss:
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Although actually, if I read it correctly, you *are* capable of working on your pieces in St.ash
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
hmm ... iunno. I can't see how. I just received another response that says it's not private - so even if i could find out how to work on stuff there .... i don't really think I want to use it unless they offer some awesome prog to use! haha ..... oh well, appeciat your letting me know what you know --- if i find out otherwise, I'll be sure to pass it on to you -- thanx again - have a nice :heart: Valentines day!
:hug:
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You too :3
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) No problem
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:icondira1991:
dira1991 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
every one has accest to it...:(
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
really? oh wow - the reply prior to yours just told me it's private til we publish. oh well, it's kind pointless to me - as I'd like to work on my stuff wherever it IS ... so guess it doesn't matter but i'll be removing what I put in it LOL.. Thanx so much for responding :hug:
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:icondira1991:
dira1991 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your so welcome and you have to link it to the person or else they cant access it im sorry my friend just showed me im kinda new here as well!
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:iconivysaur98:
Ivysaur98 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeaah, no.

Ivysaur98 out.
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:iconcoloradogirl74:
ColoradoGirl74 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont reallly see the point in this... :D
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Sure you're straight, Rainbow Dash. We believe you.
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:iconflyguyrob:
FlyGuyRob Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why cant i add my story i really need help with this
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:iconflyguyrob:
FlyGuyRob Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why cant i add my story ?? ahhh!!!!
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   General Artist
i found this in the info: hopes it explains .... :shrug:

:worker: There's more to come!
Sta.sh will soon include Sta.sh Writer (for things like literature and journal/blog posts) and deviantART Muro features. It will also integrate with your deviantART and online life in various and exciting ways. Sta.sh is the beginning of a creative suite you can take with you wherever you go. Developers are already making programs that are capable of uploading to Sta.sh.
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:iconflyguyrob:
FlyGuyRob Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks i think i have done it for FlyGuyRob
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:icongbkl:
gbkL Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
well, i'm glad u've done it -- cuz i sure don't know what that st.ash is NOW. glad i was able to help YOU ..haha --- i just looked there, and there are so many questions but nobody is answering! :lmao:
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