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DeviantArt USD to Point Calculator

Alpha version 1.6

Created in Adobe Flash CS3 AS 2.0

Premium Content | Commission Widget Disclaimer

As of Jan 2013 DeviantArt introduced a way to generate earnings using either st.ash or uploading DA deviations as Premium Content.… (This also applies to the Commission Widget ) This allows you to earn money by selling additional downloadable content or services. It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross Earnings" at the time of upload. This is the value before the 20% tax gets taken out. This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings". Net (or Nett) refers to the amount left over after all tax deductions are made. If you are uploading Premium Content or offering Commissions please account for the 20% tax before you use this calculator.

100:points: = 1$ (is your Gross Earnings) only before the 20% tax gets taken out. After 80:points: = 1$ (is your Net Earnings).

Your Net Earnings is the actual value points are worth across DeviantArt. When you click on the "shops tab > Points Balance" it will show your net points total for your account.

Artist Comments

Part of the reason why I've strayed away from doing point commissions on DA is because I'm really not good at math. Figuring out the conversion rate between USD amount into DA points takes me about 2-5 minutes per calculation. (I have to usually triple check my math ) Which is why this calculator was born! My husband did the coding for it and I designed the interface and how it functions. There is one other Deviant art point converter but I wasn't happy with the drop down feature as its function wasn't really necessary. Important things to note, we tested this calculator on many of the items in the DA store. All the calculations came out correctly with out the round up feature.

When using this calculator you need to use the decimal to indicate cents. Using no decimal will indicate just the dollar amount.

If you find any bugs or anything wonky please comment or send me a note. This flash file is intended to also help other artists! Sharing is caring, but please credit the original source.

What are points?

► b0r3d13 did an excellent job breaking down the basics of points! so check it out!

Regarding different country's currency's

:earth: Its been suggested by multiple people that there should be different currency's represented by this calculator. We actually planed to do this but hit a pretty major road block. Since the currency exchange rate changes daily, we would have to pull the numbers daily as well for the equation to work. Right we're now not sure how to do this or even if it is possible. So for now I suggest using Oanda currency converter… after using this point conversion calculator.

DD Honor Stamp by UniqueNudes
Thank you for the DD and all the wonderful comments! Honestly it was a surprise. I just wanted to make an easy to use converter which has a simple to use interface with no buttons, drop down menus or fuss. I hope this will serve the Deviant Community well!

Alternatively, some people like to troll high profile areas. This is your only warning: All trolling comments will be hidden and all trolls will be placed on my block list.

Also do not beg for points in the comments section. I will report them as spam. 

Credits and Special Thanks to:
DeviantArt Logo = n0M3n
DeviantArt Point Logo = atti12
Math Conversion Documentation = RenaKigakari

PLEASE DONATE POINTS stamp by KawaiiLizzie
:points: Use this calculator often? Any donation is much appreciated for the long hours put into my free resources. See my DA homepage Thanks!

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Version number and Bug Notes

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v1.6 My previous versions had the entire thing working with numbers. When dealing with numbers, it makes adding a 0 behind a decimal somewhat difficult. I’m sure there are a thousand easier ways to do it but this was seems to be working with flying colors. Now it works using strings instead of numerical values. I converted the string into a number and run the math. Meanwhile, I have all these checks on the string to make sure the number fields look exactly how its intended to be used. I also changed the way it hunts for zeroes and decimals which makes it much more efficient.

In short re-wrote most of the engine for these fixes. Thanks to Tekarah, murisakii, oujinx, Dediggefedde, Elemental-Quest, and jujukittychick for the bug reports. If anything else seems wonky please let me know in the comments below.

v1.5 - Thanks for the DD! and with more eyes means more bugs to debunk!

Kodai-Az-Kite reported the over 9000 bug. To where if you typed in $112.52 it should = 9001 but instead gave you 9001.6. This was an easy fix, a rounding calculation was disabled in version 1.4 so we just re-enabled it.

cybertim reported the endless zero bug to where 00100 = 5120, while 100 = 8000. This was a bit more complex to fix. Not to say anyone would really need to put 000 before the number but if you did it broke it. So the fix was to convert the number into a string and put it back in. Hopefully this fixes the issue while not breaking anything else.

v1.4 - Allows for you to copy and paste the content. Didn't allow you too in older versions.

v1.3 - Fixed the crappy backspace to 0 issue. Now you can type in the field boxes without getting the hang up.

v1.2 - Made a edit if you want to know how much DA Points are worth in dollar amount you can type in the DA Point text field. Auto highlight in text field is now active. However this change is a little weird in that if you backspace the 0 the file can hang up a tad. If this happens click in the field to reactive it or ctrl+a to auto select.

v1.1 - Small bug, if you typed in a dollar amount with characters exceeding 13 spaces, DA point value showed decimal places. Quick fix this version limited how many characters you type in the USD field box. Bug reported by 10Sly10

V1.0 - DA Alpha launch original version
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-08-21
DeviantArt Point Calculator by *charfade

CATEGORY: Flash / Utilities ~ A Fantastic Utility to Convert Point Values! For me, I know that 80 Points equals $1 US Dollar, but how that converts is another question altogether.

This was recommended twice within a couple hours of each other. It is a valuable utility for anyone needing a point conversion into his/her currency.

The first suggester, =Valvador says of the converter, "This DeviantArt Point-Calculator is something that everybody should know about. There are so many people around dA who misunderstand the value of points - for e.g. some deviants think that 1 or 10 point is as much as 1$ (crazy!) etc. I think it's very good way to allow people to evaluate their art (for commissions), contest prizes etc properly."

The second suggester, *Tanashai says, "This is very nicely done and simple tool for anyone on a budget but still wanting to give back to the community, and yet need to know how much money they need to spend to meet their goals." ( Suggested by Valvador and Featured by WDWParksGal )
K-BOS Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OH YEAHH I HAVE 0.28 DOLLARS Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] 
sealofbeyond Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
i only have
0.08 dollars
Cry forever 
PurpleSplash1372 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Pff, I have 0.02 dollars Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] 
Dusty21134 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
pain-art Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheRedSweaterGhost Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thank You~!
This will definitely help me sort out prices for adoptables. :D
MLPFiMPonyArtist Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
30.99 :D
Jeangal247 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously this needs to be dA's bible. I don't know why all of a sudden people refuse to buy a commission artwork that is 100-800 points, but buy an adoptable thats $100-$400. And for what? A character that usually sits around and collects dust? Or for you to draw and love? I get how attachable characters are, but my dog cost less than that and he was a pure-bred Alaskan Malamute (last of his litter I might add, so they probably should have sold him for more since he was their last puppy to ever sell). Seriously, my DOG. A living, breathing thing that I could touch and give love to and receive love back. I see commission artworks selling for about $100-$200 and people saying thats too much, but going around and giving the same price just for an adoptable. Don't get me wrong, I get that some people can't afford things, but don't go bashing someone trying to make a living and then go around and falling to your knees for the same price for something different. :shakefist: I apologize for the rant. Onto this amazing thing you've created. I really feel like if dA had something like this up by where people buy points, then people would be more aware of how much a dA point is actually worth. It would help out dA's market so much and people's wallets. :lmao: 
Birishimi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015   Digital Artist
some people prefer cash over points/points over cash which is why they make their cash commissions higher/points commissions higher
Jeangal247 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, of course. But I still don't see how that gives them the right to go up and bash a $100-$200 commission by saying that's too much money for something like that; but then go off and buying an adoptable or commission for the same amount of money in points.
E460 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I am so grateful, I was just thinking: how much was a certain amount of points in currency again? And I couldn't find wherever I read that a long time ago on DA... Doh!  and then I found this Heart

This is so handy too. Hug 
Shadow-Crystol Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i love it when someone walks up to one of my adoptables i've sold for 50 :points: and are just like
"wow nice adopts, but 50 pts!? jeez- price them high enough?"
i'd might as well put my adopts in a bubble gum machine x'D even if 40 is the ammount to 50 cents
charfade Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2015   Artist
What I noticed with adoptables is people treat it like a garage sale. Negotiating artists down to the lowest they can get you at.  At some point a few artists with out business sense made it so that adoptables were worth 1Points coming up with the excuses saying well my art is shitty I'm lucky to get anything for it. That set a precedence in the DA community which unfortunately has stuck.  The only way for that to change is if the majority of artists increases their prices and stick to it. People will always ask for a lower amount, its your goal to price so you can be flexible to come down.  So prince at 100, and then when they say 100 is to much, say 50. Client will think they won and you got them at the price you actually wanted. 
Shadow-Crystol Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
haha, yeah, i just enjoy getting my designs out there when it comes to adoptable', its something randomly done and just handed out, i was never sure as a beginner how much things should chost ^^; and that is really true that things like that can rub off on the rest of us x'D artist just need more self confidence~
most people who buy my adopts give me the price i ask for sense it really isnt that much x'D but then there's those who do think its a lot and i feel bad when they complain they don't have enough- there's no way of avoiding what they say :stare:
xxSactaviaxx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
This is awesome!
Mionnaise-jp Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having trouble downloading... anyone know where I can get it?
charfade Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015   Artist
Its created using Flash, so make sure you have the Flash enabled. 
Mionnaise-jp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh okay, thank you!
MrManekiNeko2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maelzs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Annoying to see artists asking for $5.00 USD for a piece of work and then 1600 :points: as an equivalent. Hah. I don't think so.
Pomii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
That's probably because they prefer taking dollars over points.
DerpehTurtle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love this! Tysm! 
straingedays Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
$17 and 19 cents ... :shrug: o'well, it's all good.
KitDoesAdopts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Flareon-10000Degrees Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Where's the reverse technology? points to USD. I want to know how much I have to pay for something that charges 100 points
CharcoalMoose Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It works both ways, just type the 100 into the points and itll fill in the usd as 1.25
charfade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Artist
I'm a bit confused... if you are paying someone 100 points for something... its 100 points. The commissioner has to figure out what they will charge. 
Lianh Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015
Kat2Art You should look at this for your commisions.
Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'll totally be linking to this in my commissions tutorial when I get around to writing it.
TrotterReviews Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very,very useful application and something that is seriously underrated.
TheBlackHollow-98 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SUPER useful!!!!
Thanks,don't delete it,please D:
Fururuchui Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
1p= $0.02
4p= $0.05
5p= $0.07
Aerite Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. This has been incredibly helpful.
Flowerbud27 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
if u type 123456789 in the dollars box, you get 9876543120 DA points.
1Kasai1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
63 cents richer XD
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