Managing Images & Media: Advanced Features

The media manager in Propertybase allows users to manage images, media and external links on Listing and Property records. This article will cover advanced features available to the media manager.

For a general overview of the media manger see: Managing Images & Media.

Note: The custom settings explained in this article are not retroactive. They will apply to future uploads only.


Limiting File Types

Limiting uploads to specific file types is possible through advanced settings.

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The following settings are available for limiting file types for images, video and documents:

Setting Key Default Values
propertyMedia_imageExtensions jpg,jpeg,gif,png
propertyMedia_videoExtensions mov,avi,m4v,mkv,mpg,flv
propertyMedia_documentExtensions pdf,zip,rar,swf,doc,docx,xls,xlsx,ppt,pptx,txt,rtf

Note: You must clear your Propertybase cache for changes to appear.

Resizing Images

When uploading images through the media manager, Propertybase resizes images to 800x600 by default (meaning width by height in pixels.) Additionally, thumbnails are created at 100x100. This only applies within Propertybase. Images are still stored by Propertybase at their original size and available for public use (website, portals, etc.)

You can specify additional image sizes using advanced settings. Doing so will instruct the media manager to create these sizes when uploading through the media manager.

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You can specify any custom sizes using this setting, however the syntax must match the example below. (WxH and all consecutive dimensions must be separated by a semi-colon.)

Setting Key Example Values
propertyMedia_imageSizes 2048x1536;900x700;300x300

Note: You must clear your Propertybase cache for changes to appear.


Additional Options

Propertybase tries to maintain aspect ratios on custom images to ensure the best looking result. However there are additional options available that give the system specific instructions for resizing and cropping images.

Explicit Cropping

This tells the system to crop images even if it results in losing part of the image.

Setting Key Example Values
propertyMedia_imageSizes 2048x1536^;900x700^;300x300^

By including "^", you are telling the system to crop the image at exactly the specific dimensions.

Explicit Resizing

This tells the system to resize images even if it results in a "squished" or "warped" looking image.

Setting Key Example Values
propertyMedia_imageSizes 2048x1536!;900x700!;300x300!

By including "!", you are telling the system to resize the image exactly to the specific dimensions.


Accessing Resized Images

To access resized images simply add the custom size to the URL as seen below:

Adding Watermarks

The media manager can also automatically add watermarks to uploaded images. To do this, enter a custom setting using the syntax below. The watermark sytax is added to the end of any custom sizing values.

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Setting Key Example Values
propertyMedia_imageSizes 800x600;235x544;300x500wmhttp://360cadservices.com/web/img/watermark.original.png

Note: You must clear your Propertybase cache for changes to appear.


Accessing Watermarked Images

To access watermarked images simply add the custom size to the URL as seen below:  

Custom Solutions

Does your organization have specific image needs? Propertybase can develop custom solutions like branded URLs, image expiration and more. Please reach out to the customer success team to discuss further.


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