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Allow player access to their art libraries

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Currently, players do not have access to art libraries in game. That means that if they wish to use an image from another campaign, they need to reupload it. There are two big issues with this. Duplicate images from different campaigns can clutter up the art library. It uses up storage space. Some artwork may be difficult to find again, if not saved on a player's computer. I have seen this proposed before and the topic closed , but it appears that the Roll20 team member was not aware that the art library is only visible to the GM in a campaign, not to the players.
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Kenton
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Sorry, I misread the original suggestion, and was too excited about the other enhancement I mentioned there. This is possible, but it changes some of the control a GM has over their table top as well as require a new way for players access their own image library. Thanks for the suggestion, and sorry I dismissed your previous post!
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Scott C.
Forum Champion
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API Scripter
Compendium Curator
Kenton, I'm not actually sure it changes the GM's control over the vtt that much. Players can already pull their own character token onto the table after all. This would just expand that.
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Finderski
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This is likely a different suggestion, but...I'd like to be able to set my own character Profile Image AND token, and access to the library would be ideal for that.  Right now, I can set my Profile pic, but have to send the GM the Token.
Finderski, here is a suggestion topic for allowing access to the character token . Allowing access to the art library would definitely enhance the functionality of that as well, but I think they are separate suggestions unless the roll20 team sees fit to combine them (which would be completely fine by me).
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Finderski
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Stephen C. said: Finderski, here is a suggestion topic for allowing access to the character token . Allowing access to the art library would definitely enhance the functionality of that as well, but I think they are separate suggestions unless the roll20 team sees fit to combine them (which would be completely fine by me). Yep, I'd already upvoted that one, too. :)
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I would love this so much. I use art I find for both characters I'm a player of, and as a DM, and the number of duplicates that can pop up is tedious. Perhaps having it so that the GM can open a character for a player to add a token once each time they open it will allow the DM to prevent players from changing all willy nilly, while still allowing the player access to their library.
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You have my vote, I would love if my players could access my art and the art I've purchased in my games.
Ragrook said: You have my vote, I would love if my players could access my art and the art I've purchased in my games. While that is an interesting idea, it isn't what this topic is about. However, in the spirit of the suggestions forum, let's talk about extending this idea. I know that many GMs wouldn't want players to have access to their full art library, since that could give away spoilers easily. It would have to be an opt-in system, and I think that many GMs would like to be able to select certain files to hide or share.
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Pat S.
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I would love it if I had a folder that I could assign show players and everything in it was viewable to the players. Just a simple drag and drop in to make it all viewable.
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  I think this is a great idea. I have invested in Marketplace are for tokens quite a bit as a GM.  When I am a player on the other side of the table, it would be really nice to easily pull a great token from what I have purchased and drop it on the tabletop for the GM to link to my character.      As a GM, I have had players who found custom art for their characters, and made their own token images.  It would be much handier for them to upload it to Roll20 and then drop it in, than to have to pass it through me first. 
Luke H. said:    As a GM, I have had players who found custom art for their characters, and made their own token images.  It would be much handier for them to upload it to Roll20 and then drop it in, than to have to pass it through me first.  There is a workaround for this. Players can upload their token image as their character avatar, then drag and drop it onto the tabletop. After that, they can change their character avatar to a full-sized image. But here's another suggestion topic that you may want to check out.
I was just dealing with this problem recently. As a GM and a player, my art library was full a couple days ago, preventing me from starting a new campaign. If we could make it easier to access and delete our own art library content in general, that would be fantastic. As a GM and player I support more access, hands-down. 
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Joe
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I agree this would be nice for shared world building; when the players and I are defining a city together, having them able to access and put down icons for different buildings from a purchased art pack would be fantastic. The original idea would be helpful, but only allow one player to use a pack. Being able to selectively choose art assets I own to make available to players to use would be even better! 👍🏻😊
There are so many good ideas in this thread!
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Sheershym
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Sheet Author
Could be cool, I have many duplicates in my library cause I can't access it when I'm a player
We definitely need this.
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Khoa P.
Sheet Author
I'd like to see something like this implemented.
+1 I'm afraid of this losing momentum because of misunderstandings again. So I want to stress this isn't about having access to the GM's art library. I don't need or want that. (In fact, I now have a whole mess of stuff in my library from the freebie Phandelver. It's a lot of stuff and that's just one game.)  It's about the players having access to their own. I totally get how messy it is when I have to upload the same token over and over. I once started deleting "duplicates" and suddenly they were disappearing off what I had in my vault. (That's even after copying the recently uploaded somewhere else in my library, so I don't delete recently uploaded anymore and now there's plenty of duplicates.) This would also be nice when I have several wild shape options and such like that. I don't have a clue how difficult that would be. I also think it would be nice to be able to drag something from my art library over to another game. I never found a way to do that even when I was GM on both. (I had to do a screenshot of one, download it, and then re-upload it to the other game. That's silly.) But the ability to drag from one game to another might be difficult, I don't know.
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Its very annoying that players can't see their own art libraries and make their own token images. Using the avatar is not a solution because everyone uses a round bordered token which is a separate image. Also, if players purchased art for spell effects, they should be able to pull them into the map when they cast spells without GM having to make a spell token. This would also allow a bit of art library sharing between players and GM since player could drag something they own to a blank map and then GM can use it as needed. Allowing players to drag art to onto map should be controlled with permissions however.
We've bought a oneshot, without premade chars, we have a Xanatar's (book that comes with a lot of art like tokens) shared into the game. I'd like for the players do choose from the tokens that are available to us, but they can't really do it.
Hey, look at that! It's done!