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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 5:12 AM

LETS TALK ABOUT STOCK "REQUESTS"



Every year we get excited, eager, passionate new stock providers entering our small but growing community, and every year these new stock models in particular get targeted by a small group of "requesters" Those of us who have been on the site for more than a few years recognise the types of "requests" I'm talking about and know to absolutely avoid them at all costs, but its something that I've seen more and more regularly over the last few months, and its definitely a concern.

There are standard "pose requests" that are NOT requested for the "artist" to work from.  They are simply asking you to take photos of yourself in provocative poses so they can get off to your stock.

Firstly - please keep in mind that the images you are providing to artists are STOCK ART - they are first and foremost designed to provide artists with useable, useful references, either for traditional art, or digital art or whatever media they choose to create their own artwork with.

Regularly repeated "requests" you should avoid -

:bulletpink: "play dead with your feet to the camera"
:bulletpink: "can you take more photos of yourself in your panties bending over"
:bulletpink: "could you hog tie yourself and stick an apple in your mouth"
:bulletpink: "could you do more shots tied up/gagged/bound/naked"
:bulletpink: "can you take photos of yourself soaking wet in the shower"
:bulletpink: "can you just take photos of your toes/in stockings"

I'm sure you are starting to get my drift.  These "pose requests" are NOT designed to be useful to an artist.  They are designed to get the requesters jollies off.  Over your photos.  This is NOT what stock is designed for, and as Tasastock so succinctly said standing in my kitchen on Friday - if you must take photos of yourself with no clothes on for the sake of art, take NUDE photos, not NAKED photos.  Theres a difference and its something you should learn to see.

Nude reference stock art - good USEFUL poses, either full body or portrait, good lighting/extreme lighting to help pose and form
Naked shots - not useful blurry self portraits of you in your knickers in the (usually dirty) bathroom/bedroom mirror with poor/non-existent lighting taken on your phone camera, or worse on your webcam.

If you are new to model stock, PLEASE for your own sakes TALK to your fellow stockers, compare notes on "requests" and learn to avoid the ones that are not genuine - for your own sakes.
If you don't really care about stock but just want to take photos of yourself in your (usually dirty) bathroom mirror tied up naked, please do not post to stock.  You have a scrapbook for a reason - OR if they are better quality and not taken with your phone or webcam, the photography gallery can be found in the main drop down list.

"Older" stock providers - PLEASE help our newer members by TALKING to them and helping them!!! As people with significantly more experience you are a vital source of information!!

EDIT - not an hour after posting this I got a couple of notes all with similar examples -

Hi. I just want to thank you for posting the stock pics. I admit, I'm
not an artist, I'm an admirer of beautiful pictures of beautiful women
and you are most certainly a beautiful woman. I'm also an admirer of
legs in hosiery and you have some of the most gorgeous pantyhose legs
and feet I've seen on DA. If you decide to post more stock photos of
yourself I urge you to continue wearing pantyhose. Thanks.


Perfect example of what we're talking about, thanks to the people who sent me the notes, who will remain deliberately anon ;)  Would you walk up to somebody you don't know in the street and tell her this?  (actually... given the manners of some of these people... they probably would) :roll:

EDIT PART DEUX

SenshiStock also makes a very valid point that SOME requests are of course going to be legit and that the best way to tell is to check out the requesters gallery and faves which will give you an immediate indication of how they might be utilising your potential stock.

Also - in case I came across as being completely anti nude/naked/fetish - nude stock does not mean you have to look like a sack of beans, and I have nothing against fetishes in all their forms (but theres a time and a place)  - we simply want you to consider any requests you get and to be aware that there is a small few who aren't looking for reference stock.  When you are not sure, ask :)

LARGE THUMBNAILS ARE RELEASED - HOW THEY IMPACT YOUR STOCK



By now most of you should have noticed that DA has rolled the new "large thumbnails" for all galleries.  These new thumbnails CROP long/tall/thin art to "zoom in" on just the top part of the image.

THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU CROP YOUR FULL BODY STOCK THEY WILL LOOK LIKE MISCATTED 3/4 SHOTS OR PORTRAITS!!

FOR EXAMPLE - Thumbcrop Examples by Elandria

Thanks to Momotte2stocks DamselStock pixelmixtur-stocks ImperialStarletStock MercGribern Biselva kurisu-kuriyosu-san for being my example guinea pigs - these are all full body images.

THIS MEANS THAT ARTISTS LOOKING FOR FULL BODY SHOTS MIGHT WELL MOVE RIGHT ON PAST YOUR WORK THINKING ITS NOT FULL BODY!!

SOLUTION - Keep your shots to the original dimensions to prevent them being cropped - or if you are hiding unwanted backgrounds just block in the sides with a neutral colour rather than completely cropping off the sides.

For more more information on the large thumbnails and other updates, please read this HQ release here -

Site Update: New deviantART ThumbnailsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
New deviantART Thumbnails
This feature will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
DeviantART's thumbnail images just got bigger and better! Starting today, we've increased the size of deviantART's thumbnails and, by popular demand from the community, we're also giving you a "Thumbnail Grid" mode.
Here's a run-down of what's changed:
We've made all thumbnails bigger!
Deviations display in tidier rows with no unnecessary cropping, allowing you to see the art as it's meant to be seen!
For literature thumbnails, the background has been lightened and


SUPPORTING OUR STOCK PROVIDERS



jademacalla is what we like to call a prominent figure in our stock community.  He is universally loved/worshipped by everyone who uses his stock and his desire to promote the very best of what stock and resources are about.

Hes currently running a "kickstarter" project which is frankly brilliant in its premise and goals and is something that not only positively promotes excellence in stock but also will ultimately create top quality resources for all you artists out there.  We gain, you gain, Jade gets to hang upside down WIN WIN WIN

Please - go check the project out, support him, promote the project, learn from him - BE INSPIRED.

Kickstarter Update: 1 Week To Go!UPDATE 5
Hello, Everyone! Thanks so much for the continued support of the Kickstarter project. We're super-excited (and still a bit overwhelmed) about the opportunities this is opening up. We've been busy this week laying a bunch of the groundwork for the character (costume details, modifying gear, etc.) and creating the shot list of all the different poses and attitudes we want to shoot.
We have also added a brief FAQ section to the Kickstarter page that clarifies a few key points. All the project details are here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/94425152/action-packed-cyberpunk-stock-photo-set , and the FAQ section is at the bottom of the page.
Check out the reward section, there's some pretty cool swag for different levels of support. If you know anyone who might be interested in the project, please pass it on.
More soon,
Jade  
UPDATE 4
It is unbelievable to announce that the Epic Stretch Goal, which will result in a collaborative stock pho


CONTESTS AND CHALLENGES EVERYWHERE



When I say EVERYWHERE I mean EVERYWHERE.  I haven't got a list because I am disorganised like that :XD:
Lists are what I am after - so if you are running a contest or a challenge get in touch!! I amd more than happy to promote and can even in some cases help with prises, and I will ALWAYS feature winners in news and journals.
PLEASE SEND CONTEST/CHALLENGE DETAILS BY NOTE PEEPS!!

Collaboration Contest: Dark Halloween (UPDATE!!)UPDATED DATES AND PRIZES
Hi there :wave:
Sign-ups now CLOSED!
SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATED PRIZES! =D
Hello from the admins of TheArtOfManipulation! We would really like to revive the mentoring aspect of our group and we are going to start by having a Collaboration Contest. :happybounce:
How it Will Work
For this contest, two or more artists must team up and collaborate to create an entry. One artist must be at the intermediate/expert level and the other must be a beginner. We (the admins) will decide which class you fall into and assign participants into teams (requests will be considered if there is a specific person with whom you want to partner). We hope that this contest will create new friendships and allow beginning photomanipulators to learn something new =).
The Rules
:bulletblack: You must note the group TheArtOfManipulation no later than September 4, 2012. Title the note "Collab Contest" and
  
by TheArtOfManipulation
Red Riding Hood Challenge winnersCongratulations, here are the winners chosen through the finalist poll here http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3171746/
First place -
:iconSweedies: wins - 3 month premium membership, 300 points, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668

Second place -
:iconSatoriRose: wins - 1 month premium membership, 100 points, 1 small/med stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668

Third place -
:icontwistingthenorm: wins - 1 month premium membership and 1 small/med stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766

Extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice -
:iconairyfairyamy: wins - 3 month premium membership, 300 points and 1 large stock pack http://cathlee
by CathleenTarawhiti

CLEANING HOUSE



Yep its still happening.  Every day.  Whilst you are asleep (or awake depending on your time zone)  its hard work, and there are only a few of us actually tackling this so PLEASE as much as we LOVE that you are supporting this MAMMOTH task, please remember we can't be at it 24 hours a day!!! PATIENCE!! :heart:

We are trying our best to help stock providers understand what they can and can't do with regards to PREMADES and I must make it clear that like ALL PHOTOMANIPULATIONS (which is essentially what they are just being shared) THEY MUST MUST MUST CREDIT all stock sources.  Regardless of if they are your own photos or renders or whatever.  THIS IS DA POLICY and not something you can pretend doesn't exist.

PRO STOCK SITES - DO NOT ALLOW REDISTRIBUTION OF STOCK FILES - so PLEASE stop using them as sources.  SXC, DEPOSITPHOTOS, GETTY, ISTOCK ET AL - its a NO.  Any "premade" found using prohibited stock sources will be removed or warnings sent to the artist.

You can't just state "stock from the internet" as sufficient credit.  Firstly we will beat you round the head a few times with our FAQ then we will make you memorise them. Then we will introduce you to the artists who used "premades" that weren't legit and later had to remove their hours of hard work because "stock providers" couldn't be bothered to use legitimate sources.  They will be far far harder on you than we will.

LEARN FROM OTHER PEOPLES MISTAKES - DON'T BE THE ONES WHO GIVE PREMADE RESOURCES A BAD NAME. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR STOCK.

OTHER STOCK SHENANIGANS



If you have something awesome going on that involves stock and resources and would like it promoting - get in touch with Dan-Heffer and myself, thats what we are here for!! :D

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KEEP BEING RESOURCEFUL!


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Stock and resources, updates and reminders
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:iconbirdsistersstock:
BirdsistersStock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for this journal!
Back when we started with stock, we were still very young and naive, so we accepted the requests asking for feet and dead poses etc. 
Then we started to wonder why they were never actually used for art afterwards... my model was still under 18 at that time and we seriously did not even consider ppl were just using us for their fetishes.  When it finally dawned on us we felt disgusted and used. We don't judge people on their fetishes but to use naive young girls who are just trying to help the art community for them is just very wrong. 

I think a lot of young stockers out there need to know this ! I will make sure to share!

Thanks again! Wish I had read this 7 years ago :-)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problem at all! Back when we had our own stock forum it was a little easier to get the word out to everyone about this kind of thing, we had lists of "don't do this pose" etc which was super useful for newcomers, but by all means point people in this direction if it will help spread the word! :nod:

:hug:
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BirdsistersStock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Photographer
I will :hug: 
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Danika-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Strangely, I have actually had the hog tie one used by the requester. I am sure that is rare though.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very rare.  Most of the time the "requester" never rematerialises and your stock goes into a folder on their hard drive for "personal use"
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Danika-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I am sure that happens a lot. Even with non requested stock. I started watermarking some of my nudes because of it. I had 200 download and no links...which is lame. I like doing stock for the artist not the creeper. It's too bad stuff like this happens.
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep :/
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Liancary-art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A good post :) hope many people see it !
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hope so too!!
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: Heyas, I shared this again with the group blog here: [link]
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks sweety!
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fuguestock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know I'm a bit late reading this article, but thanks for the heads up about the thumbnail cropping! I have been submitting long thin stock images and passing over feet-less models when browsing for my photomanipulations, oblivious to this change.

I find the fetish requests amusing rather than annoying. When I started my stock account it largely consisted of pictures of my wife, so people assumed I was a girl and would always tell me how beautiful I was. They they would get very quite when I replied with "I'll pass the compliments on to my wife" :)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem! I'm glad at least its made a few stockers aware of the issue. Makes finding portrait miscats more tricky though :/ I wish DA had made them scroll upwards like the lit thumbs do but I think its really only a stock specific problem, and we all know DA isn't really designed with stock in mind, so we have to work with what we are given :)

The only way to tell is that weird grey shadow at the bottom of the image. My honest advice, don't crop your stock. Or if you do, fill out the missing space with plain white or black - means another artist isn't going to skip over your own stock thinking the exact same thing.

Hah I get the "oh your model is great" comments too, I just don't understand why they don't notice that the account owner is in fact the model IE me - as stated on every single one of my model images lol :roll: People just don't read :no:
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are a few "giant" fetish requests making the rounds... might want to add that to the list.

The following is getting plastered on several stockers pages:

May i make a stock-request?
Could you make some stock-photos: You or someone pretend to be (or to get) stepped on by a giant.
Maybe from several perspectives. Front, side, from below if possible.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Urgh doesn't surprise me :/
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I got far too many requests of that kind (never complied to their disgusting requests, the most common of them being a dead pose with my mouth hanging open and showing my tongue). Surely there's sick people out there who already can get off on our photos just the way they are: no need help them out with special poses for them. Once I did a pose nude in a swimming pool with my arms crossed over my chest, because that is the pose I wanted for a mermaid work (this stock has actually been used by many to make a mermaid). One commenter who I have always identified as a fetishist said that I shouldn't be afraid to show my tits :roll:
I used to have nude stock which I kept as exclusive and provided only to artists I could trust. One guy asked me those stocks and, after one look at his page, I told him no, that I couldn't provide those stocks to him and nicely pointed out that there was a nude stock section in dA full of wonderful images that were available to everyone. You can imagine his answer. The nicest thing he said to me was that my stock was rubbish (eventhough he wanted it so bad).
I closed my stock account some time ago. The saddest thing is that I don't miss it. I tell myself that I'm needed in the stock community and I feel better =P I still have my background stock account open, and plan to do more.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its one of those sad but frequent things to plague our gallery and it makes me angry truth be told that good stock providers are driven away by it simply because they just don't want to have to put up with that kind of abuse. :/
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
"I'm *not* needed", lol
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
So true.. We all get all kinds of weird stock requests :o :lmap:

Good to know about the new thumbs.. I always crop my photos, but I shall try to crop them less close from now on :o
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for your journal my dear ! :glomp:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:huggle:
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MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great update! Thank you dear!! :heart:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem! I hope you've not had to deal with any weird comments on your model stock!!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Added to the resources section of the article collection that will be posted by #DevNews on August 31st :aww:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
You're welcome. The article hasn't posted yet but it will soon :hug:
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FantasyMaker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was confused when I read that requesters should be avoided, but then I read on and thought "ahaa... "requesters"". My first thought was that you meant that all requesters are should be avoided :giggle: I have sometimes considered to request (serious) poses from stock providers, but I thought that the chance of them actually doing the request was very slim and therefor I didn't do it ^^
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yer theres a bit of a line between "legit" and "not legit" heh mostly depends on how you approach the models and what the ultimate use for the requests are for. :nod:
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maboroshii Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
"ALL PHOTOMANIPULATIONS (which is essentially what they are just being shared) THEY MUST MUST MUST CREDIT all stock sources. Regardless of if they are your own photos or renders or whatever."

sounds like if I create a photomanip with my own resources I still have to credit myself for the resources.
I understand there is a need to credit 3rd party resources. but to credit your own photos/renders/whatever? did the DA policy changed while I wasnīt looking or do I still suck at english? :lol:
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, theres been no policy change. "All" sources must be credited, or attributed - including your own. Its always been the same, its just that nobody has ever bothered reinforcing the issue of crediting. However these days because there are SO many artists providing "premade" images, and manipulating images from such a massive selection theres far too much room for confusion and misidentification. Simply popping an additional line such as "rock, tree and bush - personal resources" prevents confusion.
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I did a category search under Model > Female > Full Body and noted that probably 98% of the stock photos there did not require cropping to adapt them to DA's new large thumbs. The ones that were cropped had been uploaded to DA to display the full-sized photo immediately that one clicked on the thumb, rather than displaying a smaller review photo. Rather than having the stock provider manipulate the photo itself, wouldn't an easier solution be for the stock provider to reload the existing photos to display at a smaller size, upload all new stock photos in the smaller dimensions, and then have the stock users click on the Download button if they wish to see the photo in full size?
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
That actually sounds more complicated than just not cropping them in the first place :confused: Most artists looking for stock don't head down into individual images unless the thumbnail really catches their eye when browsing through the galleries, so they are unlikely to click on a stock that looks like it might not even be full body to begin with, they won't waste time they will just move onto thumbs that look like what they expect to see.
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I'll try this again because I must not have explained myself correctly :(

Cropping on the new thumbs appears to result from large deviation display sizes. So it appears that if the photographers would select a smaller display size for their stock photos at upload time, they would not have the thumb-cropping problem and artists looking for full-body stock to use in their artworks would not bypass their photos since the thumb previews would not be cropped.

I'll use the "Pose Based Stock" part of charligal-stock's Gallery for an example: [link] because there are several photos of the same style and portrait layout with some of the thumbs cropped and some of the thumbs not cropped:

If you click on any of the thumbs that have been cropped, the resultant deviation display will be huge. It will require scrolling to view it. If you click on the deviation itself, the picture will become SMALLER.

If you click on any of the thumbs that have NOT been cropped, the resultant deviation will be small enough to display the entire photo without the need for scrolling. If you click on the deviation, the picture will become LARGER.

If there is some other reason why there's a difference in how the thumbs are formatted for these photos, please let me know as I'm definitely not an expert on screen resolutions. I'm always open for correction!
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
OK theres a couple of things going on here that you might not be aware of lets see if I can go through them, you're right sometimes it does depend on what file size artists submit with or have as their initial display which is what you see when you physically click on the art itself, but this doesn't affect the thumbnail generation.

In your browse settings [link] you can choose to see deviations zoomed in, or out when you drill down to individual deviation pages which is why some will look bigger, or smaller, again depending on the actual submitted file size and what options the artist has chosen when submitting (you can limit the initial "full view" dimensions when submitting that doesn't affect full download size - I do that with my deviations limiting them to 900px wide) Again though this doesn't affect thumbnail generation.

The only thing that affects the new thumbnails is physical dimensions of the original submitted. Effectively only panoramic images, be they vertical or horizontal are cropped to "zoom in" on either the central section (for landscape panoramas) or the top portion (for vertical panoramas) a good example of the extremes of this is the tutorials gallery - [link] where a significant proportion of tutorials are made in the "long tall format". for fairly obvious reasons, its not possible to not crop or leave the dimensions "original" IE not long and tall.

The images you see that are cropped thumbnails in Nichelle's gallery are the result of her physically cropping her original full size image in the full body shots - most frequently done to make the file size less of a burden on download and/or to remove unwanted backgrounds from the shot. The reason these images when you click on them look huge is because DA resizes the original in "full view" to fit the width of your screen making it long and tall - effectively the same thing its doing in the thumbnails only in the full view you get to scroll, where as the thumbs are cropped off.

So yes, basically many things can affect how you view deviations, but essentially its the physical dimensions of an image that dictate thumbnail cropping and full view sizes that reflect and work to your monitors width.

Complicated, but not at the same time XD
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for all that information and the time you spent in putting it together! Yes, that's pretty complicated, well, at least for me. My default browse setting is to Zoom Out. My use of DA thumbs is mostly to view my Favorites, and the artwork is awesome displayed on my 27" display. I don't use the general search function on DA as much as I used to, so that's probably why I rarely run into the cropping problem. Hope all is resolved soon for the many DA members who have experienced problems with the new thumbs.
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic article!
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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MercGribern Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Sadly it seems my own stock attracts three kinds; genuine users, horse RPGists, and people who have 0 deviations, and a gallery full of cars, guns, and scantily clad/nude women...And yes sometimes feet. Bugger..
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Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:XD: I think people have learnt not to really send me notes like the example above. I have no time to waste on asshats and they normally get the sharp edge of my tongue if they cross the line XD

The ponyRPGers are fairly benign once they've been hit over the head a few times with your terms of use :giggle:
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MercGribern Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I never knew the sharp tongue was there, but might I say I'm happy as can be that I learned about it this way and not, er... directly? :-P
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Zankruti-Murray Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, cleared some things for me. I got request for my feet images, and did not know what to do. It seemed simple enough, but the asker gallery was blank so I did not post the images. This really clears some questions I had.
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Though what makes a stocker a "baby" stocker? XD
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is an awesome article, thanks for writing it! Also I thought jademacalla was a girl. O_o oops. LOL
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SailorXena251 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember when I first started a stock account with my friend (I model while she does the photography) we got this request and I sat on it a while then brought it to my friend's attention and she flat out told me I was not to do it because it sounded sketchy and I looked farther into it and found out it was for a fetish. It's always good to get a second opinion if you're not sure about something!
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Haha great job, that was one of the first things I learned when I joined dA, I got some very specific fetish "requests" and I was still a minor and new to way that dA works, I was smart enough to see through that, because the fetishes were so obvious, but with younger deviants this could be a potentially dangerous thing.

Also thanks for pointing out the cropping effect of the new thumbs (I'm not really a fan since I didn't see anything wrong with the old ones XD)
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Lyricanna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, not entirely appropriate requests for dA. Then again, they can't use copyrighted images for references/work without getting it deleted from dA eventually anyways and I don't suppose there's a fetish stock site out there, so I can see why here would seem to be a good place to request. Even though it's rude to ask for time, preparation, models, photographers, etc for free from complete strangers =/ As has been said though, one would think that google would be their friend in this case.

Sorry to hear that you get awkward requests for stock like that though; no one likes being put in an uncomfortable position like that. I don't do much in the way of stock myself, but I can say I have gotten some weird drawing requests noted to me over the years, so it seems to be a multi-media thing :lol:
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RaeyenIrael-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another one of these requests that I got ALOT, especially when I was a new stocker, was ones asking me to do shots of myself "drowning".
I have a few shots already in my gallery that cover this, however this person ended up harrassing me for these requests and, upon inspection of his gallery, I found that his favourites were exclusively of women being drowned/underwater.
I never take requests now anyway, as I haven't much time for full blown stock shoots at the moment D:, but I'd advise anyone to research the person if they think something is even a little bit off.
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I used to get notes from people asking me to 'get nakid' :rofl: If they actually took the time to look in my gallery, they would have found them. Slackers!

About the weirdest one I have received in all my 8 years... Some guy got really angry at me for losing weight and demanded I get fatter again, he sent many many comments and notes getting very very cross at the fact that Id lost like.. 5 kilos or some shit. It wasnt even that much of a weight drop but he noticed :O The mind, it boggles!
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hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
O_o Sheesh! LOL What a pain...a weird pain in the arse!
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