With Data Feeds, you can easily populate and update the content of your designs from a centralized source. Data Feeds are the perfect tool to help streamline your design production and can be used with Automated Variations and Dynamic Designs. For more information on working with Data Feeds in Flexitive, check out our article Uploading a Data Feed.


A Data Feed can contain text and/or images. To add an image to your data feed, you’ll need to first host the image online.


Hosting an Image Online


There are a number of ways to host your image, whether you choose a free site such as Dropbox or Imgur, or you work with your team to host the images internally. 


Dropbox

Below are steps to hosting your image on Dropbox:


  1. Ensure your Dropbox account does not require a sign-in to view images. 

  2. Upload your image to Dropbox as normal. 

  3. Copy the uploaded image URL

  4. On the URL, replace ?dl=0 with ?raw=1.


For example, 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nj3krcfnnc4ukxk/ABCC_Bag-WholeBeans_Beans.png?dl=0

becomes

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nj3krcfnnc4ukxk/ABCC_Bag-WholeBeans_Beans.png?raw=1


You now have a direct link to your image, that can be added to your data feed.


Imgur

Below are the steps to hosting your image on Imgur


  1. Upload your image to Imgur. You do not need to have an account. 
  2. Right-click on the uploaded image, and select 'Copy Image Address'
  3. Add the copied URL to your data feed.


An example of an image address is https://i.imgur.com/VwhFYsT.jpg.