Sharing your images with patrons
Are you sharing photographs, illustrations, or other image based work? You can share your image content directly with your patrons via image posts.
In this article, we’ll go through:
- Uploading images as a Post
- Sharing images using a URL
- Adding images to the text body of your Post
- Attaching image files to any Post type
- Posting content for certain patrons
You can upload image files directly from your device to Patreon. Your image will appear as the main body of your Post. To upload an image visit your page and select Image. Click the orange Upload Image File and select which file you’d like to upload.
What image file types can I upload to a Post? We currently support .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif file types up to 200 MB.
You can upload images links as the main body of your post. Your image will not automatically appear as a link for patrons to download – if you’d like your patrons to be able to download an image, be sure to add your image file as an attachment.
Tip: Using Flickr? If you’re seeing the message “Invalid Media” you can grab your URL and enter it in the field . Scroll down to where you see “url” and copy the longer URL. Add this longer URL to your Post and it should work.
Note: We use for all embedded images. You can test your URL, to ensure that your image will post. Add your URL and click the arrow to the right. If you see an error in the “type” field, your image URL will not post properly and you’ll want to make sure you have the correct link.
Sharing images from ? make sure your account is not marked as private. Images on private accounts, aren’t shareable in Posts as they’re meant only for your approved Instagram followers.
Inline images, or images that you add within a text body, can be added to any Post type. They’re a great way to spice up a lengthy text Post, or add context to a story you’re telling. To add an inline image to a Post, select the small camera icon to the left of the text portion of your Post.
You’ll see the option to upload an image directly from your device, or upload an image using a URL. Read the above section for more information.
You can attach image files to any Post type. Whether you’re posting an Audio, Video or Image Post, you can include an attachment of an Image for patrons to download.
To attach your file, click the orange Upload link near the bottom of your Post Creator.
What image file types can I attach to a Post? You can attach .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif image file types up to 200 MB.
You’ll know that your file is attached when the upload arrow is gone and you see your file name listed at the bottom of your Post Creator.
Note: If you’ve indicated that you create Adult Content, your Posts will default to Patrons Only. If you did not indicate that you create Adult Content, your Posts will default to Public.
You can select Patrons Only if you'd like everyone who contributes to your page monthly to view your post. This will include any patrons who are paying you monthly, but who have not selected a Tier.
You can also control exactly which patrons will see your post. To select specific Tiers, click Select Tier. You'll see your Tiers appear (all preselected), and can deselect any Tiers. Only patrons who are in the selected Tiers will have access to the content of the post.