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Gimp publish to deviantart

Martin Owens has announced the release of two plugin that allow you to publish your images to DeviantArt with a single click from GIMP or Inkscape:

This is a BIG deal my friends and I’m very excited because not only do we have this functionality, but we have it FIRST, before ANY proprietary software package. That’s right, the stash API was only announced last week and here I am giving you the keys to brand spanking new functionality right from within your favourite art creation applications!

- Martin Owens

Install deviantArt Stash Plugins for GIMP and Inkscape

The plugins are available for Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04 in Martin Owens' PPA and you can install them using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/deviantart-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-dastash inkscape-extension-dastash

To publish an image to DeviantArt:
  • in GIMP, select Image > Publish to > deviantArt Stash
  • in Inkscape, select Extensions > Publish to > deviantArt

Once you authorize DeviantArt, you'll be able to select the image title, keywords, etc. Here's a screenshot using the GIMP plugin to publish a test image to DeviantArt:

GIMP Publish to Deviantart

There's also a command line tool called "da-submit" which you can use to publish an image to DeviantArt:
da-submit "Art Title" /path/to/image.png

In the future, a Nautilus plugin should be available too.

In my test, when trying to use the extension for the first time, upon authenticating the extension froze but everything worked fine on a second try. Martin Owens also mentions that the Inkscape extension might display an error saying you're not authenticated and that you should ignore it. So the extensions are not bug-free - report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.

If you're not using Ubuntu, you can grab the source from HERE.