may be emailed to us in
jpeg format to
to UP FSBO:
Resolution: When getting
ready to scan an image, always render
for SCREEN RESOLUTION. This means
72dpi is your targeted final output,
NOT 300 dpi. Dpi mean Dots Per Inch.
When scanning color photos, scan
them at 16 million colors (true
colors). Color photos compress better
and also render better quality as
JPEG images at 16 million colors
rather than GIF images at 256 colors.
Black & White
Images: When scanning black
and white images, scan them in grayscale
(sometimes called "sharp black and
white photo" or "256 grays"), not
black and white (sometimes called
"bitmap" or "line art" or "drawing").
You'll get much cleaner lines with
grays. The final file should also
be only 72 dpi in resolution.
Image: Once you have the
scanned image open in your graphic
program, resize the image. You should
be able to find an "image resize"
option in your menu. This should
open up a "resize options"
box. Click on custom size, and enter
the new size in the text boxes.
Make sure the maintain aspect ratio
checkbox is checked. The recommended
size for images used on the UP FSBO
web site is no larger than 250 pixels
in width. The resulting files should
be under 20k in size. No one appreciates
using a slower modem to load a huge
image and this will, consequently,
discourage people from viewing your
Image: Save the image as
a JPG with compression set to "good"
or "medium" or "60ish" depending
on the program you are using. File
size is crucial because many of
our viewers are using slower
modems. Smaller is better. Always
try for less than 20k when the file
is compressed. When you name the
image, be sure to include your last
name and first initial. The following
example shows several photos submitted
to UP FSBO and the "naming
convention" we advise:
help? Contact UP FSBO!
Tips for Taking Photos of Your
can't always choose the best
time of year to take photos
of your home or property for
sale, but you can control how
well the photos turn out regardless
of the season. Our tips are
simple and remember, a picture
is worth a thousand words!
- Take your photos on a
bright, sunny day if possible!
Taking shots before 10 am
and after 3:00 pm usually
produces the best photo
results in the summer. In
the winter months, you may
have to experiment a bit.
Generally speaking, photos
taken around high noon will
not produce good effects,
especially if you have a
lot of snow on the ground.
the proper film for your
camera! If you are taking
outdoor photos, you should
to use a lower ASA film
(100 ASA or lower). If you
plan on taking photos indoors
and out, and your camera
has a flash, you should
use a 200 ASA film stock.
If your photos will be taken
indoors without a flash,
400, 500 or 1000 ASA film
is probably best.
the frame of your camera
with your subject. You want
to show as much of the house
photos of your home from
different angles so potential
buyers have a way to judge
the size of the home and
is usually best to use a
flash when taking indoor
photos but beware: when
using a flash, objects in
the foreground will out
shine anything in the middle
sure vehicles, toys and
other unwanted objects are
removed from the property
before you take photos of