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How to: Make thumbs big in features?

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:09 AM

I get this asked a lot!



Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome! 

Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.

So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!

For example:

: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
My pug lover by HaleyCage

: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )

My pug lover by HaleyCage


But this is not what I wanted to show :shifty:

Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer



Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the

writerbuttonII by dekorAdum



You should see the following:

sta.shII by dekorAdum



On the right side, you can add items from your sta.sh, from deviantART (Your Gallery and Favourites) plus Emotes!

addstuffII by dekorAdum

When you hit deviantART, you have two options. One if to add thumbs from your Gallery and the onther one is Your Favourites. Select the one you'd like to and search for the thumb you want to add. For me it's simple since I have loads of folders for my Favourites and even for my own Gallery. It's organised, easy to find the pieces I want to add to my article. I recommend you to do that too! :) You can drag and drop your favourites all over dA into the folder so it doesn't gets lost in the crowd.

yourstuffII by dekorAdum


So I have my "Show Me" folder. Last theme was Dogs.

editthumbII by dekorAdum

I decided to show how to make HUGE thumbs with that cute Pug photo. Since I love them :heart:
Before everything, I would like to show you something.
On the top, above the Click to add title row, there is an Edit button!

menuII by dekorAdum

As you can see, there is an option to set. Either you'd like to add Full Size Images or Thumbs. 
I recommend you to switch to Full Size Images because it's easy to work with them, edit them in a way you'd like to to make your Feature even better and fancy!

Two ways to resize



There is two way:

:bulletpink: with a mouse which can be hard sometimes (trust me, I know that :D)
:bulletpink: with HTML

Resizing: with Mouse

thumbII by dekorAdum


Hover your Mouse over the Pug thumb and on the corners, there should be 4 squares. That is what we need! Go to one of them and the cursor should change into arrows.
Hold your LEFT mouse button down and move your mouse up or down (it will only let you to make it smaller)

Resizing: with HTML
Go to the Edit button I showed earlier and hit the "Switch to HTML Mode".
This should come up:

htmlmodeIII by dekorAdum

This is now easy to see through because I don't have a lot of text and coding going on, only the thumb of the Pug :love:
Now after the ***68", add space and them type in the following:

width="700">
The number can be changed and if it's too hard for you, you can use the Mouse for resizing your pictures.
I just like it because you can make a neat article.

Now you know how to do it, I hope it helped a little!

Cheers,
dekorAdum
:peace:

I'm showing ways to make yout articles amazing, neat and more organised.
Using Sta.sh Writer you have two ways to do that:

:bulletpink: Using your Mouse
:bulletpink: Using HTML

More about this in the article.

^dekorAdum :peace:
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:iconxxmunchkinmunshixx:
XxMunchkinMunshixX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student General Artist
So useful;v;
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:iconsuirenhime:
SuirenHime Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This REALLY helped! Thank you so much for making! <3
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad :)
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MeoAgcat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I didn't notice the resize-with-mouse-thing before. :slow: Thanks for the tip!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad I could help :)
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:iconsharphotography:
SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I would really love to know how to make a feature like my friends do with pictures of mine in their feature.  I would love to return the love. :):):D
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really easy! All you have to do is favourite some deviations, open up Sta.sh Writer and select the collected deviations from the right hand side, by clicking on the "deviantART" link.
Edit the Journal the way you would like it and then submit it.
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:iconsharphotography:
SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you so much.  I am going to try it!!!!  Thank you again!  :hug:
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :)
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:icondashiepotter2:
DashiePotter2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was making a thumb and I wondered how it got small but now I know how to make it big, just add the word "big"! All this time! This really helped! Thanks :D
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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:iconridashippu:
Ridashippu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! This really helped me!
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:icondivine-angel-heroine:
Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
One word: "OOooooooooooooh!" :O
Thanks.
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I never imagined this tutorial would become so popular! I love helping and sharing things :)
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:icondivine-angel-heroine:
Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
:) I'm glad you're surprised and that you enjoy sharing teh 'lurve' X3. Something this simple does make a huge difference for those who need it. :icondragonnod1:
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well back then I just fogured out how to do it so I decided to share it. Why keeping it to myself when others might need it, right? :)
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Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes! I agree with you there. I wonder what the world would be like if everyone keep their ideas/advice/suggestions to themselves. *Gasps* O_O That would be a sad... sad world.
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it would be, but in certain situations, it is better not to share your ideas/suggestions because others might claim them as their own and they will get the credit for it which is sad.
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:icondivine-angel-heroine:
Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. I can see that as well.  ... all for selfishness. XD
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I gave that example because in a work place or group work, where it counts how much you participate, it can be tricky.
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gortholomew Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
With the recent changes to deviantIDs, my description got all messed up. I tried to do a workaround by using a deviation but the thumb was too small... This really helped me resize it so thank you very much!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! I'm glad it is helpful :)
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:iconyamiishiro:
yamiishiro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
Just needed this xD
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:icondaisy-pink71:
Daisy-Pink71 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Found this super helpful! :hug:
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that it's helpful :)
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:iconbadjuju86:
Badjuju86 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much. This was a big help! - xo
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you find it helpful!
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:iconnerinrin:
nerinrin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Maybe u know the answer o u o
AT SOME SIZES OF WIDTH PIC LOSES QUALITY AND IS PIXELATED ; n ; DUNNO WHY //sobb
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I have noticed it as well!
I don't really know why, though.
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:iconskimlines:
skimlines Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It used to be that posting a thumbnail would automatically convert it into a click-and-drag scalable thumb, but it doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
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:icontayaiv:
tayaiv Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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Cadeau101 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Artist
:thumb339701823:
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:iconletinhastock:
letinhastock Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Hi i always have my page showing Art in big thumbs but as of today it change and have no clue why did the DA changed it?Thank you.
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not so sure. There was a time when big thumbs didn't work at all then it got fixed. Maybe it's that again. I rarely use thumbs now so I can't really tell.
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letinhastock Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
If i search with Google Chrome the thumbnails are all small but if i search with Internet Explorer or Firefox it shows all big so i guess i solved the problem and the DA didn`t change anything,thank you for your help. 
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:iconpajunen:
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you find it helpful :)
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cruelfooted Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
nice...!!
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Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Hi! :heart:
I just want to ask if the resizing of images is possible in a group blog/journal (for instance when you plan to do art features)? Or only the regular and bigger size of the thumbnail is allowed? If sizing is possible, how do you do it?
Because I do monthly art features in my group, but regular size of the thumbnail looks too small and bigthumb looks too big. And so I wanted a size that is in the middle. I want to know if sizing is possible. :3
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is possible if you use Sta.sh Writer and post your feature to the Group as a Journal.
Of course it will show up in your journals as well, you can't do anything about that but you can use custom skins, resize the images, and all.
That is how I do it.
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Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I appreciate the fast reply. Thank you very much! :glomp:
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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Tea-Rex Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
 
Greetings!

This is a very helpful post.

Question:  Have you noticed any issue in the past days with the bigthumbs?

Have used them without trouble since last year in journals and widgets.  For the past two days they no longer work in new journals and if you edit a journal post or widget with an existing bigthumb the thumbs revert to normal size.

I thought I would check with others well-familiar with the BT feature before reporting this as a bug.

With warm regard,

Terry
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I noticed that too, I don't really know what happened, maybe they disabled this feature for some reason.
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Tea-Rex Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
 
Hi, Adam!

Thank you for the quick response!

Oddly, I feel better knowing it's not just me.   :-)

I checked the weekly update, just posted; no mention of anything regarding the BTs.  A change such as a disable would be sure to get a mention.   You'd think!?  Likely it's a code conflict from an adjustment nearby.

I'll check the bug reports for anyone else reporting.  If there's no word yet I'll submit a report myself.

Enjoy an inspired and productive weekend!

Terry
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I checked the Status Forum too, that's where they tell us if there is something going on, but I couldn't find anything mentioning that.
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Tea-Rex Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
 
To let you know: I have just submitted a bug report.

Unless they did indeed deactivate the feature, things should return to a state of bigness before long.   :-)

Terry
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great, looking forward for their response :)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying this way now but I wonder how to do when I'm finished with an feature, to have it public in the journal for everyone to see? I can't just press 'done' because I do that with all stuff in sta.sh and that aren't public at all! For other to see work I have in sta.sh I have to link!! Or?!
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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here is a tutorial I just created for you for how to post an article: [link]
As for your other question, you have an unique link to every sta.sh item you have there. If you click on one in your sta.sh, you'Ll see it on the top right corner. If you copy that and send it to someone, they can see it but only if they have the link. For others to see your sta.sh items, you'd have to post them into your Gallery or in a Journal, selecting them from the sidebar :)
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