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HD Photos Are Here!

April 8, 2013  |  by Jess

One should never underestimate the power of beautiful, well-shot photos when it comes to real estate. If a picture speaks 1000 words, what are yours saying about your listings?

In our second Feedback Friday survey, we asked MRIS customers if they would like the ability to upload high definition, or HD, photos to their listings. Less than 8% said no, so to the 92% of MRIS customers that said yes (or had no preference), we have great news! MRIS customers can now upload high definition photos up to 2048×1536 pixels into Keystone’s Media Connect. The new image processing service is designed to produce higher quality photos for all image sizes including the thumbnail, medium, full, high resolution and HD quality.

Take a look at the difference.

Low Resolution (click to view larger photo):

Medium Resolution (click to view larger photo):

High Definition Resolution (click to view larger photo):

Of course, this enhancement doesn’t mean that customers MUST use high definition photos for their listings, but for those customers who have been waiting for this opportunity, we encourage you to upload away!

Need a reminder on how to upload photos? Take a look at this short MRIS-U tutorial on Media Connect:


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21 responses to “HD Photos Are Here!”

  1. Frank LLosa says:

    I don't get it. The image #2 is the same on my screen as image #3. Sure image #1 stinks.
    Also some companies offer the enhanced HD photos, but they do a triple processing of the image. So it looks much different, regardless of the size.
    So seems like there needs to be some standards for what HD stands for. I don't really get what you are telling people to do? Are you saying essentially "don't compress your images too much, send them in high res"?

  2. My questions probably reveals my ignorance, but here goes: Do we need a certain type of camera to take HD photos? If so, which ones? Thanks.

  3. Tom says:

    Will the best aspect ratio be 3/2 or 4/3? Think 3/2 is currently the opimal aspect ratio. Thanks

  4. Roz says:

    Many thanks—I am so happy to read this! Now it would be even better if MRIS allowed a larger display size for photos!

  5. Carl J. Galler says:

    What reasonably priced camera is recommended for taking wider angle room shots as well as offering HD. I'm shopping now! I welcome any suggestions directly to my email at cjgaller@gmail.com. Thanks!

  6. Teksin Duman says:

    I was taking lower resolution photos because MRIS would resize them anyway after I upload. I am glad to hear that I ca use higher resolution photos. Is it the case now in Keystone, do we need to wait ?
    what is the max photo size I can upload . My camera takes 5M or more but I was resizing them before I upload to Keystone

  7. Tom Vesolich says:

    I think there is some mixing of metaphors here. If I click the main exterior MRIS photo on any listing …. the "dimension" is 384×256 pixels. Do a right click on the photo and check the "properties". When you say the dimension is 2048×1563 that relates to the width and height of the photo. A photo at 100 DPI will have a worse appearance than a photo at 300 DPI. DPI is the resolution. The dimensions of the photo are not the resolution. Plus if I took a picture now with 2048×1536 pixels that does not reduce to 384×256 if I am trying to maintain the proper aspect ratio. And yes … if I take a photo with a smaller dimension and try to increase the size … it will not be as sharp as the original.

  8. 2048×1536 is a weird ratio that causes most naturally framed images to be condensed/cut to fit. For Realtors who use professional photographers, you're not getting the most out out your images if you adhere to this "HD" standard…such an odd design/marketing decision for an industry that is supposed to rely so heavily on photography.

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