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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 It can be withdrawn as real world currency or converted back to DA :points: It is important to know when uploading Premium content values you are only accounting for your "Gross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 )
PAX-12 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks for this, very useful.
RexiDoodle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful, thank you so much! :dummy:
HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So let me get this straight: if I send money to DeviantArt, would that mean that I could have the money be transferred to points?
Yuimicchan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to use this ?
tylerneyens Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super helpful, thank you!
ElmbaeInTheTARDIS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student General Artist
When I put in 40 dollars, it came up as 3200 points, ut if I go onto, say, 50, it was 400 points.
Tesseradical17 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm showing that it says 4000 points.
Eyesonly304 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna put up points donation but asking for 4000 points is just to much asking for me considering the low quality arts i made, and its only one genre most of the time. i do want a membership, however i dont how how the transactions and what to expect afterwards, so what will happen when i click become a member?
charfade Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016   Artist
Its going to ask for method of payment. Either with Points or with a card. You choose, accept and enjoy :) 
Eyesonly304 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Assuming there's no refund afterwards i just have to choose either payment method. 

Ok thanks :)
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Toxic-gem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
The creator of this calculator said not to ask for points in the comments section below or it will be marked as spam.

Please read the description next time.

It normally has helpful information.
LocalAlly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful thank you. As I'm hoping to buy some adopts soon. 
Ashkaire Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for this!! It's really helpful when it comes to commissioning and such!! Keep up the good work! Nod 
RealmSprinter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is actually really helpful!!! Thank you so much for coming up with this calculator!!! <3
Noxious-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, using this I just realised I am way under-pricing for my commissions XD
I have been making my detailed ones 10 points and people were telling me that my art is very under priced.

Also, I don't mind the fact that it is only done in USD, anyone can quickly just go use the google currency converter, that's what I have been doing and it isn't a problem at all.

Anyway, thankyou for this! It is really useful! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
VixenDra Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, if one wants to get it pragmatically right, one mustn't use "=". It's $1->80p->$0.80 etc. ALWAYS consider the 20% loss, it's kind of the key.

When you purchase points you pay $1 and get 80p.
When you use points to pay someone, you pay 80p and it gives only $0.80. And THIS is the true value of points. 100p give $1 (not $1.20 unloike this calculator says)
It is very important to consider the direction dollars-to-points($1->80p) VS points-to-dollars(80p->$0.80).

This is crucial for understanding the prices the artists set. For them 100p is $1(not $1.20), if, by setting prices in points and dollars, they calculated $1=80p it would never pay off to accept points as payment, they would earn 20% less than when receiving payment in dollars.
This calculator is useful ONLY to tell how much you must pay to get x amount of points. It DOES NOT provide the value of the points as a paying currency. It is crucial to keep that in mind.

Not once there was a case that customers accussed artists of cheating because they believed 80p=$1 and artists charged the proper 100p=$1...
Shame on DA they're not stating this clear but allow members to believe the false assumption that 80p equal(/pay/have a value of) $1! :/
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Artist
Not only that, but taking 20% of sales is a lot. the DA point is devalued every time a transaction is made.   I didn't create the system and this calculator was made before commissions were a DA feature. Back then it was a heck of a lot simpler understand then it is now. And I have to wonder if it was designed that way. 
Demon-Mizuki Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the tax thing is really inconvenient for commissions... would i just take the number of points it gives me and add 20%?? halp
RealmSprinter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you take the number of points and then take away 20% from it. For example your charging $10, you calculate the math and take away 20% from that $10, leaving you with $8 while the 20% is the $2 taken away from your price
Demon-Mizuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know..... i'm talking about the points and how when you convert them on here it automatically takes off the 20% for points commissions it would be pointless to use this because the 20% has already been taken off and when you get te points and withdraw them you lose another 20%
RealmSprinter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah yes, the commission widget tax and withdraw tax. It's better to use money commission's instead, less money is lost
OKiMMii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
39.99 ^^ But I need to make more.... lol
HarmonySkish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
An Australian one would be VERY handy, this one isn't :/ 
charfade Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Artist
You can use the currency converter here:…
HarmonySkish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
omg thank you!!!!
gagthegirl46 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Can you tell me how much 500 points are please in UK currency?
Many thanks.
xy2kura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
500 points = 4 USD normally but some commissioners make it 100 points per dollar which could make it 5 USD.

Since I assume your currency is GBP (British Pound).. convert 4 or 5 USD to it. In which case would be 2.65 / 3.31 GBP.

A great and popular currency converter is
gagthegirl46 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Thank you. :)
SmudgeArts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
OMG OMG THANK YOOOOU Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Heart Love Love Tards Heart free avatar Heart free avatar 
DaretoDream12423 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome thing to have! Thank you for making this!
CircusCeal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ER-0R Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student General Artist
THIS had helped me a lot!! <3 
OutlawSiS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great :D
OfCrypticAnEnigmatic Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What is 1,550 points? Sorry, it won't work on my phone...Sweating a little... 
version014 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
$19.38 !
OfCrypticAnEnigmatic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much^w^
Teacuppit Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im on my phone so how do i do it in a phone calculator?
charfade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015   Artist
Since its created in FLash, this wont work on your phone. 
Teacuppit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheArticFoxco Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Were to download?
charfade Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Artist
On the right side up at the top there is panel button that says click to download. assuming you are using a computer browser. 
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