You all know that we’re working on a number of big, exciting projects, and now we’re ready to talk about something we've been working on for a long time. Soon, we're going to invite all of you to experience the brand new Procreate online community.
The Gallery is by far the most heavily trafficked board on the forums, and was the most important place to start when designing a new space. The centrepiece of the community is the new Procreate Gallery: a beautiful, infinitely scrolling exhibition of your Procreate artworks. You'll also have your own profile page where you'll be able to showcase your artwork, customise how things appear on your profile, and mark other artists' pieces as inspiration.
There'll also be an entirely new suite of discussion boards where you can get advice, report problems, or just chat about anything. And the cool part is that this is just the start. We have so much more in store for this new Procreate community.
Now, the details. We're not ready to announce a release date for all this yet, but it will be soon. In the meantime, this is what you need to know:
The threads on nearly all of the boards in the current forums will be migrated to the new discussion boards. Some boards may be merged or renamed, but the content will be preserved. However, there are two main exceptions:
- The Marketplace will be migrated as a discussion board for now, but this is temporary. We've got a better system planned, but it's going to take a bit longer to get ready.
- The Gallery board will not be migrated. This wasn't a decision we came to easily, but creating a better place to share your artwork necessitated a fresh start. We'll have more information for you about how to populate your new Gallery as we get closer to release.
Once we release, you'll need to register a new Procreate Account. This will be your account across our whole online presence, including the new Gallery and discussion boards.
However, if you register using the same email address you're using on the forums right now, once you've confirmed that address we'll automatically give you the option to take ownership of your migrated posts on the new discussion boards.
Part of moving to a new home means leaving the old one. After we conduct the migration and launch the new website, you won't be able to post any new content on these boards. The locked forums will be accessible for a short time after that, to give you the opportunity to save any content that hasn't been migrated, and then eventually these forums will be completely closed and unavailable. Of course, we'll keep you updated with more details as we get closer, and you'll have plenty of notice before any access is removed.
This project has been in the works in one form or another for several years, and we're incredibly excited to finally be sharing this with you. We look forward to the questions we're sure you'll have, and we can't wait to introduce you to your new Procreate home.