David Eichler just showed me a shoot that he did recently of a high-end property, The Tobin-Clark Estate-Hillsborough, CA listed at $29,000,000. This home is considered one of finest designs of Architect David Adler .
As David explains on his blog post that has 11 images from this shoot, this is not a typical real estate shoot in that he spent two days shooting it and more time doing post than he would spend on a normal real estate shoot. But this is no ordinary property either.
I am impressed by the quality of David's images posted on his blog. These are some of the finest architectural images that you will see any where. After looking at these striking images I was interested to see how David's client was using them to present this property. Here are the two sites that I found that were using Davids images:
So what's the solution to this dilemma of how to get your images to keep their quality once they are in the agents hands? There's probably more than one solution but I'm inclined to think that one of the best ways is to have a way to create high quality tours yourself that your clients can embed into their sites. One option for this that comes to mind is SlideshowPro.com but I'm sure there are others. The idea is that to retain the highest quality image keep control of the quality yourself all the way through the presentation.
Update Jan 17: After looking around at some other TourFactory tours, I'm inclined to agree with Scott below in the comments, that it is possible to get higher quality images TourFactory tours. There must be some uploading tricks to improve quality.