While we would never want to box in your creativity, the fact is that patrons are often accessing your creative work on devices with size limitations. In this article, we’re going to offer our recommendations for sizing images for Patreon.
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Note: You can upload images with any dimensions you like. We optimise your images for the web and for different devices. The following are simply our recommendations. Do what works best for your works!
Image size cheat sheet
It’s fine if your images are larger than the dimensions listed! Just keep in mind that we will optimise them for your patrons’ feeds.
While we recommend sizing your post images (gallery and inline) to 1500px by 900px, there are some tried and tested ratios that are great for apps and the web. Because you can upload larger format images, we have included a larger version of each ratio – just know that on any screen it shows no wider than ~1080px in the feed.
Resizing by inches rather than pixels
It’s best practice to size your images by pixels if you’re saving for the web, that said, if you prefer saving images by inches, there is an often used formula for converting from pixels to inches. In order to do this, you’ll need to have the DPI (or resolution) of your image.
Once you know your image DPI, do the following formula:
- Divide the pixel dimensions by the resolution
It's a safe bet to save images between 1500 px and 2500 px wide. Search for "Save for the web," or "Optimise for web" on your image editing software and use that feature.
We do optimise post images for the web and varying devices. If you are using our Image post option, the optimised version will populate in your post feed. When patrons click on the image, the image will expand to its original uploaded size.
If you want patrons to have access a high-resolution file of your images, we recommend uploading your images as an attachment to your posts, especially if you are adding images inline to text posts. Please note that your attachment files must be 512 MB or less.