Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate  (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Yeah, my web guy spanked me for uploading too big files . . . and our MLS won't let us upload anything smaller than HD . . . it's a tightrope walk to please all these nitpickers!

Feb 13, 2018 10:26 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Kathleen Daniels I use a program called FastStone Photo Resizer. You can compress files one at a time or in batches. For example, a whole directory. The files are renamed to protect the size of the original files. The program is free, but there is a charge for commercial use.

Feb 13, 2018 09:06 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
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I do not...someone actually mentioned I should do this on my blog posts on AR too recenlty and I had no idea.

Feb 13, 2018 09:02 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

always. load times are very important, especially on mobile devices.

my favorite for ease of use is Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

Feb 13, 2018 08:55 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, that is the easiest thing you can do to speed up your website. Load speed is an important ranking factor with google. Kathleen Daniels , this is one of my favorite photo file compression tools. https://compressor.io/

 People should get familiar with either Photoshop, gimp, or PicMonkey as well. Also, these following tools can come in handy https://imageoptim.com/mac, https://pngmini.com/,  If wordpress users have updated to WordPress 4.4, the core software code manages responsive images. The correct size image gets delivered to every device. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/11/10/responsive-images-in-wordpress-4-4/

Feb 13, 2018 12:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a plugin that compresses them during upload.  I was using WPSmush, but they wanted $$$$ for the better compression levels and bulk compression options (plus it had issues working with GoDaddy servers).  I've since moved to EWWW Image Optimizer.  100% Free and works very well.  Been very happy with it.

Feb 13, 2018 10:29 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't know that I've seen an issue, but now you have me thinking, Kathleen. Thanks, pal... just what I needed... another item on my to-do list! 

Feb 13, 2018 09:23 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I use Photoscape on everything and reduce the size to 1000 X 750 or less Kathleen Daniels . I do this so things load faster when someone reads my posts. I have jumped out of other peoples posts if I have to wait for a photo to load.

Feb 13, 2018 09:20 AM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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I usually use Photoshop, but tinypng.com is a good cloud based one. It's very easy to use.

Feb 13, 2018 09:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Feb 13, 2018 09:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all Kathleen Daniels 

Feb 13, 2018 04:21 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not as much as I should and sometimes I pay the price

Feb 13, 2018 02:49 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

We are in the process of having a new site developed and the guy just talked to me yesterday about this issue and gave me some solutions on how to solve the 1000+ images we currently have on the site. Eye opening for sure.

Feb 13, 2018 02:21 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Yes 

Feb 13, 2018 02:13 PM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

My photographer provides me with a smaller size photo made for our MLS and use on my website. So the answer is yes, they are sized appropriately for online use. Print materials and postcards get the high resolution photos.

Feb 13, 2018 01:55 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

It is a good idea as the graphics here on AR load so slowly especially when they use that new header. It makes me totally scream!

Besides, the MLS is compressed for your IDX so why not other pictures. Think about the load times if it wasn't - yikes.

Feb 13, 2018 12:28 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not even know how to begin compressing my photographs

Feb 13, 2018 10:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do reduce the size of photos if they are sent to me in a large file dimension....

Feb 13, 2018 09:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Sometimes I do, but the quality of the photos does suffer and I like to have good detail in the photos.

Feb 13, 2018 10:58 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I try not to upload files that are too terribly large. My photographer gives me two sets - one for online use and the other for print (the latter are the larger files).

However, even uploading the online files on my website, I have a plug-in that further squeezes them.

Last month my site caused 3 others in a tech mastermind group I'm in, who are also on the same server, to crash! We were down nearly an entire day and my web guy (who owns the server) told me my plug-in had not been working and I had too many humongous files in my media. I felt terrible that my site had caused the outage for the others!

Feb 13, 2018 06:52 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Videos too... make them 100 yard dash fast and optimized files and seo labeled to scream on the load speed.

Feb 13, 2018 06:42 PM
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961 - Pacifica, CA
San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest

Yes, I do. If you have a lot of pictures on your website that are not compress it will take too long to upload, and that will make your site very slow, and it will hurt the ranking. The loading time is critical. If someone is trying to visit your website and it takes too long to load they will leave the site even before it load.  

Feb 13, 2018 05:08 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I typically reduce that and pdfs

Feb 13, 2018 03:39 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Always

Feb 13, 2018 03:04 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Great advice to share.  Thank you

Feb 13, 2018 10:29 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Lossy compression, or lossless compression?

 

Feb 13, 2018 09:50 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I do not.

Feb 13, 2018 09:43 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Yep, I use FastStone Photo Resizer for all of my photos I upload.  It's a free programs and works fast.  A high quality image taken directly off a high end camera at 5 megabytes will look the exact same on a computer screen or phone when resized to 200 kilobytes. 

Feb 28, 2018 02:49 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Yes I do.

Feb 14, 2018 09:10 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I try to.

Feb 14, 2018 05:41 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not been...

Feb 14, 2018 05:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I receive two sets from my photographer: one for MLS and another for the rest( high resolution).

Feb 13, 2018 11:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - I prefer not to. Though if the picture size is 10MB, yes!

Feb 13, 2018 10:12 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Yes, I don't load anything larger than 1200 px. becasue it slows down the upload.

Feb 13, 2018 09:54 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Makes sense. Windows 10 built-in apps can do that for you is a second or so. Take Paint for example. Great app to make image files smaller.

Feb 13, 2018 08:03 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

The theme we use automatically compresses and scales the uploaded graphics but does not reduce the quality. We use lossless also, so the site will load faster and only pull in the graphics as the searcher scrolls. 

Feb 14, 2018 03:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 14, 2018 09:10 AM