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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 It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross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 )
Rose-Writer Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
2 bucks and 35 cents. YEEEAAAAAAH XD
SonicXKimmy172 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant Professional Filmographer
I have 88 cents! ^u^
KitDoesAdopts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student General Artist
ANIMAXDAISUKI Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
0.17 Mine
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.
Robertlima Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
I want more and more articles and blogs please post soon such informative information. Cloud Services Sydney
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  New Deviant
1p= $0.02
4p= $0.05
5p= $0.07
Aerite Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant 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
DoodlePaintDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would $5 be in DA points?
George-B-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
400 :points:
GreenandnavyblueRae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much is $20 in Da points the converter will not work with my phone if anyone knows please reply back to me
Owlykat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
$20 = 1600pts
GreenandnavyblueRae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for answering my question:D
Owlykat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
no problem (: ♥♥
Oddhatt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
according to the converter, 16 points generates $0.20
Eeveerogue Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
omg so helpful ty so much
ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, basically, I've been selling my adoptables for the equivalent of 7 cents. That's unheard of, in today's economy! Does anything sell for 7 cents anymore? Also, I've been wondering: do dA points have their own rate of inflation, or do they inflate at the same rate as US dollars?
Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Crackodyale Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why 12 dollars are 960?

not 1200 points?

I not understand :/
ienzo628 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Is it wrong to charge points for artwork? I really want to start doing commissions and sell my prints, but I am hesitant about it and my prints seem to be ignored. How will I know if my prints sell and how does the tax for Deviantart work with prints?
charfade Featured By Owner May 26, 2015   Artist
This calculator accounts for your "Net Earnings" , 80Points = 1$ (is your Net Earnings)

DA points are not a 1 to 1 ratio like most people assume it is. You have to account for the DA 20% tax. 
BugaBoos Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleas never delete this, even if you leave DA. This is an enormous amount of help, and i've been suggesting it to others.
charfade Featured By Owner May 24, 2015   Artist
XD I dont plan too, My only concern is that is was coded in AS3 which is a dying out for HTML5, Java and newer languages that make scene for mobile. This is in Flash which wont run on any mobile device. 
allylovegood Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! So useful
charfade Featured By Owner May 24, 2015   Artist
Awesome! Thumbs Up 
SallyFinkelstein13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
Ziggerdot Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How can I put this on my page so I'll always have it to use?
xKirbyStar Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
:thumb252802121: I think
HashtagTotallySmexy Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so confused - I'm charging £10 maximum for commissions but do i charge 1247 points which is the equivalent or do i charge the percentage with tax taken off - i'm really confused because i'm terrible at maths.
charfade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015   Artist
saw your comment on your journal.  So I'd figure I'd chime in. 

Whether you use pounds or usd doesn't matter since 20% tax still gets applied. You should include the 20% tax in with the base price of £10. 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. So having both might be a good idea to provide so your clients will have that option. 

Never do refunds, I'm sry but even the thought of mentioning refund is first and foremost a way for the client to get free work. Your client will just tell you they don't like it, demand the refund and keep the work. Provide examples of your work so your clients will know what quality of work they will be receiving.  If they don't like the work product, then that's the risk the client should take on not you. 
HashtagTotallySmexy Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks so much - i'm still very new to this idea :P
plex-sixsmith Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so helpful, tysm~~~
adiww Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice ^^
Anna-Cipher Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Photographer
How much is a llama badge worth? 
I was asked in a trade!🐏
FreakOfLove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanna let you know I use this all the time and love it! It's super helpful, thanks for making it~:heart: You're the best!
charfade Featured By Owner May 12, 2015   Artist
^^ thanks
chef-cheiro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should add the tax version too 
charfade Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Artist
I've really thought about it, still trying to come up with a interface that is easy to use to accommodate both.  Which I know I could design,  its just a matter of finding the time. 
chef-cheiro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD i will be waiting for that. Please let me know the update
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Very helpful :D
ShadowLinkster Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx! This is really useful!
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