Resize Photos for Paragon Using Paint

Now that it’s mandatory to upload a primary photograph to save your listing in Paragon I thought it would be a great idea to suggest a simple method for your to resize your pictures in Paint, which is a Microsoft program that comes free on most Windows computers.

1. With your computer open navigate to the picture(s) you want to edit.

Navigate to pictures in computer
 2. Right click one of the photo(s) and choose ‘Open With’ and pick Paint from the list of programs

Right click open with paint
3. Once Paint opens click ‘Resize’, (if this is not found, look for the tool that looks like two squares; one on top of the other)

Resize button




4. Click the ‘Pixels’ option and make sure the ‘Maintain aspect ratio’ box is checked.

Resize and Skew
5. Enter 640 into either the Horizontal or Vertical fields, whichever is larger initially. (The image will be proportionally resized automatically as long as the ‘Maintain aspect ratio’ box is checked).

6. Click the OK button





7. Click the blue tab to the left of the home tab

Paint blue tab




8. Click ‘Save As’ and then click ‘JPEG Picture’.

Paint save as












9. In your computer’s ‘Save As’ window choose where you want to save the picture, name it and make sure the ‘Save as type’ field says JPEG. Click the ‘Save’ button.

Paint save as to computer
10. Repeat if you have more than one photo.

That’s it! Your photo(s) should be within the size limits that Paragon allows. Happy uploading!

If you enjoyed this article you might also enjoy: Primary Photo Upload Now Available in Listing Input & Maintenance or Primary Photo Requirement February 4, 2013.

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About Andrew Cristancho

Andrew is the Director of Member Services and Training for Northern Nevada Regional MLS; the official trainer for our products and services. He teaches classes, in our lab or at your office meetings and also hosts one-on-one and small-group training sessions. Andrew is author of many of the technical 'how-to' articles for our organization. Andrew holds the MLS Executive Designations CMLX 1 and CMLX 2 from the national Council of MLSs, his ePRO designation from the National Association of Realtors and serves on CMLS's Green Section Council. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Social Media Marketing Certificate from the University of Nevada Reno. He is happily married and is a proud father and lives and works in Reno, Nevada.

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