MM – Compressing Real Estate Part 3 of 3

This week we conclude the Mini-Compressor Mondays Real Estate series.  You may be relieved if you’re not into fictional real estate.  And if you’re looking for more information about using Mini-Compressor to help sell real estate, by all means, give me a shout!

Today’s property is something that’s closer to what we know in our basement-based world: a bungalow with behemoth garden in a mature neighbourhood within walking distance of most amenities.  It hardly reads like the palatial monstrosity of our first post, or the sleek urban condo of our second post, but it is a reality and our home, sweet home.

Urban-Suburban!  1000 sq ft 3BR/2BT Bungalow

Curb appeal a-plenty, this bungalow in a mature neighbourhood will be in season all –year round.  Close to the river valley and close to transportation and still walk to schools and groceries stores.  Features include original hardwood throughout, functional kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bright bathrooms.  Updated shingles, siding and windows.  Single detached garage. Hang your laundry in the over-sized backyard.  Developed basement with office awaiting your basement-based business.  This house can be a comfortable home for you and your family for years to come.

And now for what will really catch your eyes:  the full size photos to accompanying the charming listing Total album size = 9.0 MB:

That’s it?  Where’s the rest of the house?  Now, remember the upload limit to the hypothetical real estate website?  10 MB.  That meant we could only include 5 photos.  I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t even bother phoning a realtor if you saw these photos.  In fact, Chris and I are usually skeptical of listing that are lacking in photos.  What are they trying to hide?

Here are all of the photos, using a Compression Index of 80.  Total album size = 9.5 MB.

Now, admittedly these photos are a cobbled mix of ones that are really not our home – some taken by and iPhone 4S and some with an old FujiFilm FinePix A820 – but they are meant to illustrate 12 or so photos you’d upload to a real estate website.  We’ve seen some really fancy wide-angle shots and some shaky-hand DIY specials.  They’re all meant to give the home buyer an idea before setting up a 1st viewing.  Regardless, to meet the 10MB upload limit we could eliminate some of the photos, leaving us with 5 shots to carry the load or reduce the image sizes to upload all of them.  We’re pretty sure you’d agree that all the photos together would do a better job of selling.

Thank you for joining us for this series on using Mini-Compressor to compress real estate photos.

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