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deviantART has recently changed how preview images for literature deviations are displayed. What are your thoughts? 

61 deviants said :thumbsup: I like it. Now literature deviations don't look like visual ones.
59 deviants said :confused: Wait. Something changed?
47 deviants said :thumbsdown: Change them back!
36 deviants said :movingon: I prefer to preview the text, so I avoid literature deviations with preview images.
24 deviants said :shrug: It's not really made a difference for me.

Devious Comments

naughtyfudge Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why is it that every time I post my preview image it doesn't show my published story?
SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Why should I provide a preview image for litature deviations? It's unreal!
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how I feel about that, I don't like the way they show up within the text box thingy, but then at least that's better than showing up as an image
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
It bothered me before that I'd be missing good stories because I mistook them for okay artwork, and that I'd sometimes click on good artwork only to find that it was really a story by someone else. There may still be a neater way of solving these problems, but for me the current way of dealing with lit preview images is a vast improvement.

I sort of agree with *wei-en, but personally I like having preview text. Without it, you've got to click before you've got any idea what the story/poem is about/like. Maybe if the text appeared after a mouse-over of the preview image (with a lit tag next to it so you know it's actually literature), that might look better.
Balaria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the new thumbnails, though I still dislike the fact it doesn't work with PDF files. Oh well, maybe some day they'll allow you to use a short text as preview instead of images for them.
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
As far as I've seen, now most preview images cover literature written in .pdf, which, with my old and messed up computer, I can't read. If the users of preview images left the text unaltered, not in .pdf, I'd be a lot happier with them and I wouldn't have voted a thumbs down.
tinaaw Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There is for and against for having the change. I have literature pieces with graphics on title and also graphics not on the text. Thanks
wei-en Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I like that they've changed how it looks so people don't get confused anymore, but now it's not as visually appealing...I think if they tweak it a bit more to remove the preview text (maybe) but still incorporate the other components it will be great.

That being said, it doesn't make much of a difference to me because I don't use the cover images an don't see them that often.
monstroooo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd agree with this assessment. It looks untidy, but it does serve a useful purpose.

ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I like it! :) I like to have a preview image for my writing on the one hand, but on the other, I prefer my chapters to be distinguishable from artwork I post.
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