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DeviantArt USD to Point Calculator

Alpha version 1.6
THIS CALCULATOR USES UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD) CURRENCY AND CONVERTS DOLLAR AMOUNT INTO DEVIANTART POINTS.

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. my.deviantart.com/art/Selling-… (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 It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross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.

Basically what you need to do is find out what you want to charge per transaction and add 20%. Mapped out here is the first $100 with the added 20% conversion. 

[ $what you want to make = $what you should charge ]

$5 = $6
$10 = $12
$15 = $18
$20 = $24
$25 = $30
$30 = $36
$35 = $42
$40 = $48
$45 = $54
$50 = $60
$55 = $66
$60 = $72
$65 = $78
$70 = $84
$75 = $90
$80 = $96
$85 = $102
$90 = $108
$95 = $114
$100 = $120

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 fav.me/d30haz0 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! fav.me/d4aq13e

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 www.oanda.com/currency/convert… 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 fav.me/dapiac
DeviantArt Point Logo = atti12 fav.me/d2qvmkf
Math Conversion Documentation = RenaKigakari renakigakari.deviantart.com/

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

: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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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 )
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Mike-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this is going to be SO useful for me! I'm currently reworking my commissions prices and convert currency to/from points has always been a bit of a hassle. Thank you so much for making this! :D
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crazyjummpybanana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017   Filmographer
80 points is one dollar, right? or is it 100?
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duoduo2006 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what I heard was 100 before royalties, 80 after royalties
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HavickArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this so great
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MotherMyth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
B l e s s 
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CaptainChameleon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure lots of people have told you this already, but I find this to be very useful Hmm. Evil plotting in progress. 
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ShadowWip Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful thanks a bunch
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Catlovinbat Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so I have 300 points and it says its 3.75$? is that correct- I- I don't really know.. But uh yeah
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ProbablyAPotato Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it is since 1 point typically goes for 1 cent

so 300 points = 300 cents = 3.00

then you have your earnings, which raises it to 3.75
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Catlovinbat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Jae-Gee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for making this calculator, otherwise it would have taken me all day to figure out my prices in points. Thank you. You saved me a lot of time.    ^.^
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floresfire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Thanks a lot :)
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MiauTgG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, I'm having a very difficult time trying to understand this.
If dA takes 20% of your points, why are 80 points after the tax worth more than before the tax? wouldn't dA be losing money this way? I think they should be taking out money, not points, with the tax, so in the end you'd have to have more than 100 points to have a dollar and it'd be a loss for you. In the end, a point is worth more than a point before taking the tax into account. I don't get it lol.
Someone please explain this to me because I've tried to understand the logic behind that tax from different angles.
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charfade Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Artist
Points are 1 to 1 while in the DA system, so 100Points = 1$ (is your Gross Earnings)

When you withdraw points 20% tax gets taken out. 80
Points = 1$ (is your Net Earnings). 


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RyuMaS Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have some trouble :( my paypal account is not connecting with bank account so I can withdraw funds TvT
can someone exchange my 1360 point to 15$ paypal? :(
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charfade Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Artist
Same here, I always get a red message. if you figure it out let me know. 
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xXAngelxWolfXx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So.. i put how much points i have now (136) into dollars and it ='s up to 10880 into points I think I've fainted. Only if i had that much, points! x'D  Shrugs  
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amewican Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist
it'd be awesome if you could turn points into real money. I'd be rich and get all the mula
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:iconmeeray:
Meeray Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you can...
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:iconamewican:
amewican Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist
oh.
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:iconvanticaj:
VaNtIcAj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can actually lol
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Molfar-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Useful! So, if I have 80p, it means I'll have 1 USA dollar? How many points will take deviantart?
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charfade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016   Artist
100p = 1 USD  Gross

DA takes 20%, or 20. cents USD

Leaving you with 80p for every 1 USD (USA dollar) NET

Always add 20 cents to every dollar to account for the % DA takes
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CinnamonBekfast Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, technically 120p = 1 USD? Because the 20p taken makes it 100p = 1 USD? I'm confused pls help >.<
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charfade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017   Artist
 Find out how much you want to make from each transaction and add 20%

So if you want to sell something for $15.00 (add 20%)  you would charge $18.00

Maped out it looks like this

$what you want = $what you would charge

$5 = $6
$10 = $12
$15 = $18
$20 = $24
$25 = $30
$30 = $36
$35 = $42
$40 = $48
$45 = $54
$50 = $60
$55 = $66
$60 = $72
$65 = $78
$70 = $84
$75 = $90
$80 = $96
$85 = $102
$90 = $108
$95 = $114
$100 = $120

and so on
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CinnamonBekfast Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks!
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Molfar-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Aha, I understood.
Thank you for reply!
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FeatherQuartz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Very useful! :)
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ZanderMightyHero9999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Artist
how am i able to get points with this thing?
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Zencho1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
..."Blood, sweat and tears" is a metaphore for putting hard work and effort into something.
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YellingSaurus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student General Artist
KPPOP
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ZanderMightyHero9999 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Artist
ohh...

thx!

for telling me what it was, you get a watch
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Zencho1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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ZanderMightyHero9999 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Artist
^^
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016   Artist
You don't, its a calculator. 

You get points by creating content with your blood, sweat and tears. 
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:iconzandermightyhero9999:
ZanderMightyHero9999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Artist
the Blood, Sweat and Tears part, kinda sound like a threat to me...

or is it something else?
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TheGoldenButterflyAJ Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconrubiaduarte:
RubiaDuarte Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AyosDesignz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this. This will help me to further understand how points work in regards to commissions and contests.
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puffi32 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks <3
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MusicHeart001 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH
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The-NoVA Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful! Thank you!
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ReenNeliel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i check out my points??
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:iconcharfade:
charfade Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016   Artist
There is a shop's tab on your DA account where you can see your total points earned.
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Flippyisadorable Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol if I used US currency, my entire allowance could get me 160000 points! XD
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Flippyisadorable Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Any TT Versions of this? :3
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