Check this out - display of high res photos

Real Estate Agent with, Inc.

We have been taking high-resolution images for many years so that our printed brochures look good.  And my husband is into all this web programming stuff for our web site.  So now he has set it up so we can publish our high resolution photos on our web site.  Here's an example pole photography shot that we took a few years ago in Solana Beach:

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach 

This is nice, but it doesn't look like much because it's only 60,000 pixels.  The high-res version of the photo is 8 million pixels, and with the new setup, you can see now the entire image, including the white water at the back of the photo. To see it, just click on the image or click on this link:

Our current photos range between 20 to 40 million pixels, which is substantially more detailed than this one.  And, for a new listing, John has created a 600 million pixel image.  Sounds crazy, but I'll put it up in a few days and you'll see why this is pretty amazing.

Margaret Hokkanen

Comments (9)

Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Amazing photo! You may laugh but when I read the website address, my thought was why would sandie go east when you have this out west and we are sitting in snow?  Sorry I just had to tell you!

Jan 08, 2011 08:02 AM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Margaret - A 600 million pixel image!!!  I can't wait to see it.  The hi res shot was really good.  Loved the incredible amount of detail almost down to each blade of grass.

Jan 08, 2011 04:15 PM
Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate

A quick look at the source code and it appears that John is using Google Maps some kind of way to deal with the image.  Perhaps you can get him to expand upon what he's done here.

I too am looking forward to a 600MM pixel image.

Thanks for sharing!

Jan 09, 2011 01:52 AM
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

John emailed me about the 600Mp image this weekend.  I really like the technology, but with the public able to see down to the pixel level, my edits will have to be spot on.  Just when I think I'm getting good, you guys keep raising the bar.  Great job!

Jan 10, 2011 04:17 AM
Margaret Hokkanen, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
→ Carlsbad Real Estate

The new listing goes live next week, so John will post links to the larger images once we can make them public.  I'll ask him to give some additional details on how he is doing it.


Jan 10, 2011 05:27 AM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

I read a discussion a couple of days ago talking about how we are able to get these 100+ Mp images.  From what I understand, the process involves taking multiple 20 or so Mp photos and stitching them together to make one crazy huge Mp image.  Then by zooming out you can get the viewing size reasonable enough that people can actually manage it on a computer display.  Is that what you are doing?

Jan 10, 2011 01:29 PM
John Hokkanen - Encinitas, CA
Encinitas Real Estate

I've posted another image with some discussion about how I invoke the magic.  See the other page at

Enjoy!  Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

John Hokkanen


Jan 11, 2011 07:32 PM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

I clicked on the link and checked out the higher resolution image...very nice and there is certainly a difference between the images.

Mar 06, 2011 11:43 PM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado; Spring is here in the Rocky Mountains

May 08, 2012 01:42 AM