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To me, changing the file names of all my photos from what comes out of the camera is a big pain. But I typically rename everything to show the property address, the photo size, or something else that lets me know what the photo is, who it’s for, or what I’ve done to it. I also use some sort of nu...
01/09/2010
This is really a question for any listing agents out there. Would it be of value to have a resource that could take your photos and correct, optimize, or enhance them to make them more professional looking? The reason I’m asking is because lately we’ve had quite a few people contact us about help...
12/13/2009
I come from an ad agency background, and over the years I've seen all kinds creative approaches. Some good, some not so good. Some brilliant, some not. But never have I ever seen anything quite like this. I have no idea how well it worked, but I think it's absolutely hysterical. And I'm willing t...
10/30/2009
I know, I know… this is nothing but shameless self-promotion. But hopefully I’ve posted enough tutorials and other information that you’ll forgive me this time. It’s just that we rolled out a new version of our tours and are pretty excited about them. They will now allow higher resolution photos,...
10/22/2009
Okay, as with my last ‘Wordless Wednesday’ post, this is not one of my shots. It’s just one I did retouching work on. I love to play with Photoshop and see what can be done to an image. But this one was pretty amazing to start with. So, that made it easier.   -- CPG Tours UPDATE: Within the next ...
10/14/2009
I didn't take this shot, but rather it is one I retouched recently. I just liked the way it came out. There's just so much character in this man's face. You can't really see it here, but if you zoom way in, the reflection in his eyes is an old Victorian home.   -- Create your own high-end virtual...
09/30/2009
  I normally don’t post anything for Wordless Wednesday, but I just couldn’t help myself this time. This was the sunset at my house the other day, and I thought it was worth sharing.   -- Create your own high-end virtual tours in minutes, using your own photos. It doesn’t get any easier. CPG Tour...
09/16/2009
I've always loved all kinds of music. I even played in different kinds of bands for many years. But there's always been something very special to me about some of the old hymns and Gospel music. Especially when they're done with good harmonies. Here's a couple of songs I found that I thought were...
08/24/2009
I’ve seen different articles and posts about photos rights, and people using photos from a previous listing or another agent. Some people think their MLS has rights to any photos in their system, so they think it’s okay. But just because someone previously uploaded them to the MLS doesn’t mean th...
08/22/2009
This is something I thought I should bring to your attention.If you haven’t used Photoshop Elements, it’s a very powerful image-editing program and will handle most retouching needs you’ll ever have. And it’s on sale right now through Amazon at a great discount. It's worth checking out. I hope yo...
07/30/2009
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