Watermark & Edit Property Images

Watermark & Edit Property Images

Almost any home search begins today with an online search. Potential buyers expect to find images or a virtual tour of the property before seeing it in person. This means that, as a real estate professional, you need to display eye-catching, professionally-looking photos to boost your chances of selling that home.

Producing remarkable property photos is not that simple. It requires time and energy. Sometimes you won’t get that perfect shot you had in mind, even though you have the skills and the right photography equipment. Consequently you’ll have to make various adjustments in a post-processing software to really create high-quality images.

The problem is that quality images attract. And, just like in the case of other industries, real estate images get stolen. One of the best solutions to protect your photos is to watermark them. By adding a watermark you claim ownership and make it clear that nobody else can use the pictures without your authorization. Not only that, but you also get to increase your visibility and allow potential buyers to easily identify you.

Let’s say you are a realtor with thousands of property images that need to be watermarked with your logo and edited for your website. You probably have your images sorted into folders, with individual folders for each property, something like this:

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You can either save your edited images in a new sub-folder for each property, or in a new root folder with sub-folders for each property, or overwrite the originals in-place. In all cases you will preserve the folder structure you already have:

  1. Save the processed images in a new sub-folder for each property (e.g. “1 Central Park South/Processed”). For this you need to select in Step 3 > Output > Create a sub-folder in the original photos’ folder
  2. Recreate the folder structure with all the processed photos in another root folder (e.g. “Processed/1 Central Park South”). For this you need to select in Step 3 > Output > Recreate original folder structure in selected folder
  3. Overwrite your images in-place. For this you need to select in Step 3 > Output > Use original photos’ folder as output destination.

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BatchPhoto can help you optimize and improve the overall look of your pictures with ease. Here are some graphical filters you can quickly apply to your real estate images:

  • Watermark-Logo – Add your company’s logo to the photos
  • Watermark-Text – Add a text watermark to pictures
  • Resize – For changing the width and height of the image in pixels
  • Auto Rotate – Automatically rotate portrait photos based on the information added by the digital camera in the photo’s metadata (EXIF record)
  • Auto Crop – Automatically crop images to a predefined aspect ration (e.g. 16:9 or 4:3)
  • Auto Contrast & Sharpen – For enhancing your real estate photos

Additional functions that you can perform with BatchPhoto:

  • Rename the property photos with the folder name (the property address in this case)
  • Upload the processed images to FTP in the same session
  • Convert images to JPG, TIF, PNG, PDF. BatchPhoto can also import and convert RAW images
  • Save your settings as a profile in order to reload them later or share with a colleague
  • Completely automate the process with hot-folders (the Enterprise edition)

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