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January 5, 2009
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Description: This script will add thumb code collecting capabilities to deviantArt. It is also capable, of sorting thumbs, and sending notes to deviants one has featured in a journal or news article. Use it to collect tons of thumbs for features and forum activities.

Shameless self promotion

Installing If you don't already have GreaseMonkey installed on your Firefox, than click here to install it. After you restarted FireFox click here to install ThumbTools. GreaseMonkey will ask if you'd like to install the script, click "install" and enjoy! IMPORTANT If you have Thumbler, or the previous version of ThumbTools installed, un-install it first. :) IMPORTANT: If after installing you get the previous version again, than please delete your browsers cache, and try again!

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(After installing greasemonkey)
This is still a buggy BETA! Please report all errors you may come across!

Keep regularly checking the menu! If a new version is released, a new menu item will appear to inform you about that!

Usage Drag your mouse over an image, and copy the thumb code. To collect more thumbs press the + button, and use the "dA Thumbs" button in the "ThumbTools" menu!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT by visiting my gallery, or donating points.
Developer: :iconrdevill:

Note on Chrome compatibility: User scripts for Chrome do not allow GM_getValue and GM_setValue, and I'm making extensive use of them in this script! Due to this short coming I do not see a Chrome compatible version in the near future!

Current version > 2.0.32 beta

Version 0.2
New functions: select all, select none, copy html with text or thumbs, DeviantWatch button, edit button, input boxes for single copy, count selected deviations
Fixed issue: won't allow re adding of check boxes

Version 1.1
Buttons on the top are only there when used
New stylish button designs by ~iqk
DeviantWatch button removed (dAs new version has it by default)
Only thumb codes are visible by default (other codes took up a lot of space) but they can be made visible with an extra button
Support for BB Codes
Interval selection: Several deviations with only 2 clicks

Version 2.0.1 beta
Restarted from scratch to make it V7 compatible. Basic features restored.

Version 2.0.2 beta
Quick Links to profile, gallery, prints and edit deviation
Interval selection
All on page selection
Settings dialog
Nicer output window
Disable ThumbTools button

Version 2.0.3 beta
Preview thumbs
Sorting (aspect ratio, deviant, submit date, category)
Direct noting of deviant from thumb menu
Sending notes to all deviants in current list (You've been featured messages)

Version 2.0.31 beta
Major BUG fix! This won't change anything if you are a moderator at a group! But if you do not moderate any groups, than this will make the script work for you :XD:

Version 2.0.32 beta
Two tiny bug fixes

Version 2.0.321 beta
=Dediggefedde has partially restored functionality, after the project and the plugin was dead for about 2 years. Thanks for that!

Next version: The project was dead for 2 years now after I had started to have financial problems. Since than my life returned to normal, but for now I have other pet projects that are more dear to my heart. Also keeping a grease monkey script alive, is a pain if the host site is changing frequently and refuses to provide an API, so it is simply just more work than it's worth. Maybe one day (when the 5th or 6th similar grease monkey with basically the same features gets created, and then abandoned) dA will realize that this feature should be part of their own website, or at least they provide some kind of API. But until than I don't think I have time to take care of this regularly.

Features I wish I could have done:
User definable output styles, Support for HTML and BB codes, support Large tumbs, support :dev: and :icon: codes
handle :print: codes and prints
Saving and loading lists, adding to saved list
Show thumb menu on deviations page too.
Auto-sync selection indicators between windows
Suggest DD

Requirement FireFox, GreaseMonkey

Any other idea is welcome!

If you extend this script, please send it back to me, so I can include it in the next version

Released under the GNU License!


WOW! Thanks to `ginkgografix for the D.D.!!! :hug:! And of course to all the nice people who suggested it: !KneelingGlory, ^Kaz-D, ~knifeofdreams, `Krissi001, !TheOne89it, `AreteEirene, ^KovoWolf, `uae4u, =TheFulkrum, =Bozack, `WDWParksGal and `TimberClipse
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-13
ThumbTools by =rdevill is an amazing greasemonkey script that drastically reduces the number of clicks needed for putting together a journal or news article feature. It's an absolutely fantastic idea that is really useful!
(Suggested by =KneelingGlory)

This is one of the most useful scripts I've come across as it makes for complete ease of access when it comes to collecting thumbs and mass-noting deviants to let them know they have been's a timesaver - a real gem!
(Suggested by `Kaz-D)

A brilliant and extremely helpful dA user script enabling deviants to collect thumb codes for their features with a single click instead of visiting every deviation page and copying the codes. One can save and edit feature folders, sort the deviations by aspect ration, and later post them in their journal or news article, what makes a feature easy and fast to do! I can't imagine my life without this script!
(Suggested by =knifeofdreams)

Also suggested by: `krissi001, TimberClipse, =TheOne89it, `Arete-Eirene-Phile, *KovoWolf and =uae4u

[dA related > Browser Scripts and Extensions] ( Featured by ginkgografix )
This idea is unique and original! I amazed to see something original that would help us out to use DeviantArt easier like messages, journals, and news! So simple enough that everyone would be able to use it and do not have to rush to find and go back to pages all the time. More than enough, sign me up for this type of change. It's like you can add favorite, then if you plan on using it or not, you can control all that, and know it's in your control. You could help to change a better version everyone would love to have and it's quite creativy you got going! :heart: Love the idea and style!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
33 out of 33 deviants thought this was fair.

This is so simple yet practical. It's more than original and should be applied to DA as a permanent fixture so members don't have to download the application and install more apps to get it to work properly.
Any more ideas from this person and i'm sure they will be a future worker of DA staff.

I love how you can easily add thumbs and remove it by a simple action.

There might be a small downside to this however but with a simple modification i'm sure this is possible to have without further applications onto browser. A+ & thumbs up!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
26 out of 28 deviants thought this was fair.

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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great great tool!!!!!
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How can I see the thumbtools menu?
rdevill Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Currently I'm not maintaining ThumbTools, it hasn't been working for the last 1.5 years. I just didn't have time to fix it after dA started to continuously change things on the UI. (And they also fail to provide an API, which is pretty lame...) I have plans for renewing development of ThumbTools soon, but it may take another few month... sorry :(
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok I'll wait
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   General Artist
Wow this is super helpful! :D
FamiAlhashemi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
First thank you for the cool Plugin..
I'm having a tiny problem with it, I installed it and it's working when I'm moving the mouse over a Thumb but still I don't have the menu! why? and how can that be fixed?.. :rose:
rdevill Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The plug-in is currently not working. It takes a lot of effort to keep it working, since :devart: changes their system regularly. For the last 2 years or so I didn't had time to keep up with that, and I don't think that I'll ever will again. But if I do I'll let you know :)
Deadly-Wanderer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why is there no dropdown menu? :(
NatalieBaileyHardin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again telling there's no dropdown menu.
yasminapopovici Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But is!It's for who have a membership :(
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