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How to Post a Thumbnail -- Big and Small by MichelleRamey How to Post a Thumbnail -- Big and Small by MichelleRamey
7/21/14 edit: I made this 4 years ago, and dA has changed a lot since then! I don't go on very often, so I recommend you take a look at their FAQs to figure out their ever-changing thumb policies. (I would link a FAQ myself, but the link would probably be dead and/or replaced shortly...)

10/15/12 Edit: To post a big thumb, just add "big" after the first colon in the thumb code. Example: :bigthumb######:

Also, dA has since added another thumb code source below in the "details" section on the right side--it's the same exact code that you'll get from using the dropdown method shown in the sceenshot.

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A lot of people seem to be confused about how to send thumbs to enter my contests, so I've decided to make a super simple tutorial!
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To post a thumb of a deviation, copy the code inside the box ( :thumb#########: ) circled in red in the screenshot.

Everyone can use them in:
:bulletblack: Deviation thumbshare forum
:bulletblack: News articles
:bulletblack: Notes

Only premium members can use them in:
:bulletblack: Journals
:bulletblack: Artist's descriptions (like this one)

They cannot be used (by anyone) in:
:bulletblack: Comments
:bulletblack: Critiques

Let me know if I forgot anything!

Here's a thumb!
Distortions by MichelleRamey
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Razzey Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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DinkydauSet Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I was wondering why the hell it didn't work anymore for me, but it's because my premium expired. I never realized that using thumbnails in descriptions was a premium feature.
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Ask-Springbreeze Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student
Lol, the people trying to post in comments. Only PMs can do that.
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sameelmk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hai :
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sameelmk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hai :thumb500788558:
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sameelmk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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amayashi418 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
test :thumb179110390:
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AuqaKissGrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
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FloydDowel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member
wauw. I did't know that. thanks
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janda996-1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Nobody should be able to post thumbs in the comments but i've seen people doing it resep pie susu dhian *Free Icon/Emote* Halloween Pusheen 
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the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
:thumb484730651:   I tried but don't work! See?  :thumb484730651: :thumb484730651:
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mangacraz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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DesuDan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
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:iconkimiisuu:
kimiisuu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How to Post a Thumbnail -- Big and Small by MichelleRamey
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RedEye83 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
thanks  

boa by RedEye83
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:iconicefeather31:
Icefeather31 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
So you can't do it in comment any more? I wasn't sure since I used one once in comments, and then I tried to now and it never works so I thought it was just me xD
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! It worked for me. :D
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DeathThrower Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconpixel-shy:
Pixel-Shy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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lXI0l Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
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ZoraSteam Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ManjapanUniverse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
 test >w< !

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ManjapanUniverse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
another tests ;w; !

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ManjapanUniverse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
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ManjapanUniverse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
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ManjapanUniverse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww sorry just realized I need to be premium for it ;w; ... sorry for the spam ^^" 
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:iconjoe-roberts:
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Doctor Who by Joe-Roberts 
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:iconeev11:
eev11 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How did you do that? Nobody should be able to post thumbs in the comments but i've seen people doing it.. how??? o_o
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:iconjoe-roberts:
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Works for me :)
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:iconjoe-roberts:
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"Big" doesn't appear to work in "Artist's descriptions", which could have been useful :(
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Superqami Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot! I was lookiin for this.
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:iconask-princessofkeys:
Ask-PrincessofKeys Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
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:iconkimiisuu:
kimiisuu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
erm, everybody, u need premium membership to post thumbnails in comments ^^;
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:iconricardofr-200:
ricardofr-200 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I know some people who haven't premium membership or nor beta tester account and can post thumbs anyway... just saying...
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:iconmisspaperfox:
MissPaperFox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Test :thumb86344266:
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MissPaperFox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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YasashiiBisky000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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YasashiiBisky000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm... :/ Did i do something wrong?
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MrRandomm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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MrRandomm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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BeSsDesign Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<img width="150" height="84" src="bessdesign.deviantart.com/art/…" data-src="bessdesign.deviantart.com/art/…">
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BeSsDesign Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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<object width="450" height="330"><param name="movie" value="backend.deviantart.com/embed/v…"><param name="flashvars" value="id=433028118&width=1337"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="backend.deviantart.com/embed/v…" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="450" height="330" flashvars="id=433028118&width=1337" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object>
Frustration - burning deep inside by BeSsDesign on deviantART
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DannWay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
test :thumb432417363:
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RobotIndonesia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
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ZombieMonkey7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
test, test, 1, 2, 3 :thumb257783614:
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