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I got a little homesick, and figured what better way to visit my favourite city than through the photos on deviantART.

submitting to dA via e-mail

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 9:36 PM


Did you know you can submit to dA via email?

FAQ #441: How do I upload to my Sta.sh?

correction: rotane rightly pointed out that, derp, email uploads were introduced to dA for sta.sh (not the original prints program), which makes it only a few years old. Taking this into consideration I've re-written aspects of my original musings.

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Over a decade ago blogging platforms like Wordpress and MovableType let you specify a secret email account that you would use to post content for your blog. Back then there was a transition period where phones had e-mail but partial or no internet access, and so something like this would allow you to post to your blog while away from your computer.  

Submitting via email might seem a bit strange these days, but if you want to submit something to deviantart from your phone it's actually the best method at the moment.

You can submit from the dA mobile app, but it has a major flaw in that it forces you to upload at mobile-friendly resolutions. You get a choice of High, Medium, and Low - but  even if you choose High what you end up with is a heavily compressed JPEG that isn't even 720p. I'd expect High to be the original actual file 1:1 - but it's not.

So, to ask the question again, why would I want to submit via mobile?

The laptop I use at home is my mum's old beater. It works well enough for it's age, but I can't process the X3F raw files that come out of my Sigma digital cameras. Instead I process my photos on other people's computers, saving the final output onto an external drive.

But here's the thing, the laptop I have at home has a terrible screen. I get everything looking how I want on the other screens, and then when I'm at home ready to get my deviantart groove on... everything looks like shit. It's hard to judge what to upload when they all look caca :lol:

So after a eureka! moment and a story of adventure and self discovery, I now browse through my photos on the external drive/NAS using my trusty Nexus 7. It has a nice screen. Any images I want to upload I share to the email adress I set up, and later on my computer I visit my stash and complete the submission process. All's well in the world. 

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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav! :)
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav:s :nod:
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thespook Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You're an inspiration :peace:
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As are you! :clap:
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thespook Featured By Owner 3 days ago
See, I told you! :)
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formvorrat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
thanks for putting me on your watch-list...
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:lick:
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bleedsopretty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
heh i never go on here or anywhere i always forget 
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thespook Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Watched Everly yet? ;p
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
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thespook Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I was looking through the list of people that watch me and checking out to see if any of the old gang are still active... and found you have visited a number of them too :)

COINCIDENCE?! :crazy:
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Probably :)
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thespook Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
There are no coincidences to the infinite wisdom of the universe and time. But, I dunno. If you say so :shrug:

;p
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niklin1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs and the watch!  :-)
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thespook Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Street photography is a new space for me, so I was looking for a bit of inspiration. Found it :)
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niklin1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck with your SP!  :-)
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theevhorscope Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Late thank you for the watch dude ^_^
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional
Why hello there old man. :stare:
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thespook Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Sup dude? Long time no poop joke :)

:peace:
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