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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 It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross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!

:bug: :bug:

Version number and Bug Notes

:bug: :bug:

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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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 )
lefthandedblindwolf Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for making this useful little think!:D (Big Grin) 
Good work! Clap
This will definitely come in handy! :happybounce: 
FlameAlicorn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Thank you for making this! This makes it way easier!
ScarrlettRed Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Oh yay... I got 5 cents (...)
CutieManon4 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Student
how does it work for euro's?
charfade Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Artist
 I suggest using Oanda currency converter… after using this point conversion calculator. 
CutieManon4 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  New member Student
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Maximum-Simplicity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
This is number one in Google search engine !! WOW !
congratulations charfade !!

keywords: Points, Deviantart, Converter !!

cool ! :D that's a hell of a rank !
cutevulpix56 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I have a feeling that someone's already asked something along the lines of what I am, and I'm sorry to take up your time, but I have a quick question..:

$1 = 80:points: after the 20% tax is taken out, I got that. Say I wanted do a commission for, say $5 and have an option to pay in :points: instead, should I post a point price of the net earnings or the gross earnings? Like, should I include in points the 20% that dA will take out 500:points: ), or should I charge what it says in the calculator you supplied (400:points: )?
charfade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Artist
You should include the 20% tax in the price. Its common practice for artists to charge time + the cost of materials + the service charges.  Same goes for when you buy a gallon of milk, your paying for also the plastic container and the cost of gas it took to ship it to the store. 

The 20% tax is basically a convenience fee your clients pay for.  If there is another way they can pay such as Paypal, it will be cheaper on the client but less convenient for them. 
cutevulpix56 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Ok, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you do much for the help! :aww:
charfade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Artist
your very welcome ^^
Tailor-Stitch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is extremely useful! Thank you!
Ari-Ilayda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Writer
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. 

That's got to be on purpose...Come on... Exactly 9001? :iconover9000plz: XDDDD
PrincessCadenceRocks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for creating this! ^^ It's so helpful!
GeneticEleutheria Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well this will be useful ^^ Thanks for creating it ^^
Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very helpful when making a contest so thanks C:
PrinceZucanki Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thanks a bunch for making this. This is so useful for comparing prices.
starrygirl123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm british, do you have a pound version of this?
Thewoodsmenrule Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fewd-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i have 0.63c
AyanoTanakaArtist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very convenient...helpful...
Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Artist
OOH, very handy! ^^
kosmokitty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very useful! Thank you for making this !
Rose150 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014
I have $0.04 for having 3 points.
MuseTerra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I have an entire seven points!La love

This is quite useful. :3
The-Jaguar-Cerulean Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   General Artist
An amazing tool!
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing!! very usefull!!!
SoulFire10 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the llama badge point trade was trading your llama badges for points, since you can basically buy the badge, shouldn't you be able to sell them for points too? just a thought
charfade Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014   Artist
The points for llama's is a subset trading system within DA. 

From DA:

"Llama Badges were introduced on April 1st, 2010, and we were totally blown away by the community's positive and overwhelming reaction. Deviants love Llama Badges! In response, we've developed a useful tool for handling llama-related transactions. After noticing that many deviants were using Points to bribe (for lack of a better word ;)) their way to Llama-based success, we've automated the process for those who want to participate. No more digging through messages, repeatedly typing in your password, and so on. Just pile up on Points and partake in Points to Llama Badge transactions until your Points run out. This easy, automated process will let you get back to the important things... like taking long, luxurious baths with your llamas."

So basically if you want more llama's to feel awesome, DA just made it easy for you to pony up DA points to gain more llamas.  That's all the trade thing does. 

SoulFire10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, wel thanks for explaining it! =)
ticklepicklenames Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are the future of DA's improvements.
EleganceDrawer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
80 :points: = $1 ?
charfade Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Artist
 80 Points equals $1 US Dollar

the real value of DA points

100 Points equals $1 US Dollar is gross earnings, before 20% tax is removed. 
SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this calculator may be flawed, because it says it calculates the gross earnings (before the tax), so that would mean it should calculate 100 points =  $1 USD, right? 

If so then it is flawed because this calculates $1.25 USD for 100 points.
charfade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Artist
 This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings" 80Points = 1$ is your Net Earnings. 
SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah. Maybe you could adjust the description then, because there's a part that says " This is the value before the 20% tax gets taken out."

Also, if 20% is deducted after the points are exchanged, shouldn't be 20% on the money earned? (i.e. 100 points = 80 Cents) Because like that, it would be dA subtracting 20% as it's tax.

With it being 80 Points = $1.00 for the net earnings like you're saying, that would be adding money instead of taxing it.
charfade Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014   Artist
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. (meaning removed income ) 

This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings". Net (or Nett) refers to the amount left over after all tax deductions are made. (again meaning removed income ) 

If you are uploading Premium Content or offering Commissions please account for the 20% tax before you use this calculator. 

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


in no way did my description explain "adding income"

The description is fine. 
SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. So lets go through this..

What get's taxed for the net earnings- the points or the cash?
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Artist
I recommenced reading the difference between Net and Gross profit. Because I think there is still some confusion in this. Here is a article I found google searching:…

I'm sure there are others that cover it as well 

You do not tax Net earnings.  Net earnings is what you keep. 

This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings" which is the point value of  80Points = 1$

If this is still confusing to you I HIGHLY recommend taking some business classes. I know it seems like a boring subject, but its kinda important if you were to ever want to sell any of your works as a source of income. Marketing art is a subject artists get taken advantage of everyday. I see it all the time. 
SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what net earnings is. I'm confused on if, for this, dA taxes the amount of points or if it taxes the amount of money that the points are exchanged for.

If it taxes the money, it would obviously make sense to get less money for its gross equivalent value in points. But this says you get more. So maybe it taxes the points?
lewzerkid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I think everyone's confused. When you buy DA points, you get 80 points for every dollar. So that could technically be a tax but I see it as dollar value per point.

So I buy points from DA for $1. I get 80 points for it. That's the first tax.

Now say I get given 80 points and want to take that out to USD again. They'll take 20% of those 80 points which would leave me with 64 points. Or 80 cents. 

I would need someone to make purchases of a specific amount for me to know when and how DA takes their cut but based on what I know, this is the working math. It may still be flawed in that regard.
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EleganceDrawer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very very useful! :aww:
TinabunsSweettooth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Useful, thank you!
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runtyiscute1999 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you this is very usefull!
7uprulez Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
i want to give my cousin who just got a paypal some money. But, i do not know if it will go through. will deviantart still give money even though  it is not my name on the thing?
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