Professional Photos: How To Upload Your Photos
Before we go over the specifics of how to upload your images, there are three key things to keep in mind:
1. Bigger is better. Uploading photos with a width of at least 1,000 pixels will ensure that your photos display well on the site and in the Houzz app.
2. Work with a professional photographer. People hire you because you’re an expert at what you do; the same is true for professional photographers. The Houzz Photographer Network is a great place to start. https://info.houzz.com/getphotos
3. Copyrights are important. Only upload images that you own the copyrights to, or are otherwise licensed to use.
Ready to get started? Log into your professional profile, then follow the steps below.
Select a Category from the four available: - Spaces are photos of any complete, residential space that you have worked on. - Products include any home design goods that you sell. - Drawings can be floor plans or renderings of any projects that you may have worked on or plan to work on. - Before Photos include any photos taken of a space before or during your work takes place. Once you have selected your photo Category, choose the most relevant style from the drop-down menu.
Choose the most relevant style from the drop-down. If you are unsure of the style, click the small "?" to visit an article that briefly describes what these styles look like. Then choose the metro area where the photos were taken. If the exact metro area is not listed, choose the metro that is closest to the area. Once you have inputted your metro, enter in the link to your business website. Tip: In box labeled "Keywords" on this page, only enter keywords if they apply to every single photo you are uploading. In most cases, you will need to keyword each photo separately.
On the next page, you can fill out more information about your photos. We recommend being very thorough with this step, as this will increase the visibility of your photos to Houzz users. Once you are done, click "Next" to save and continue. Then repeat this step for all the photos you uploaded until you are finished. By completing this step on all your photos, Houzz users will be able to add them to their own ideabooks for future reference on their projects, can ask you questions related to the work shown and reach out to you about their project if they are in your area!