How to do thumbnail links in deviantart

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How to do thumbnail links in deviantart
Thumbnails make it easy to share any kind of artwork on DeviantART. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

DeviantART is an online art community in which members display their artwork and writing in a gallery free of charge. However, it is possible to purchase a subscription to DeviantART, and subscribers have many more options and features than non-subscribers. One of these features is the ability to easily make thumbnails of any work on DeviantART to feature in forums, artist comments or journals. The code for a thumbnail of an image is on the same page as the full-sized image.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click on the image of the chosen thumbnail to load the correct page.

  2. 2

    Look on the right hand side of the screen. Note under "Share" there are several different options.

  3. 3

    Copy the text under "Thumb." The text will read ":thumb:" with numbers between the colons that correspond to a particular work of art.

  4. 4

    Paste the code into your journal, artist comment or forum.

Tips and warnings

  • Most uses of thumbnails are for subscribers only; some forums and chat rooms that support thumbnails on DeviantART are available to non-subscribers.

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