What Size Photos Should I Upload?

What Size Photos Should I Upload?


Stay & CoWorking Space Pictures

All Stay images should be in Landscape format at least 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels in jpg format

  • Landscape
  • 1920 x 1080px (or larger)
  • jpg

1920 x 1080px is a common size on the internet that follows the 16 x 9 dimensions that most cameras take photos at. (The width of the photo is 16 times wide and the height 9 times high. Which also means the height is 9/16 = 56.25% of the width)


Why so large?

Actually, 1920px x 1080px isn't that large by today's standards.  

The reason we use this minimum size is that most digital nomads work on their computers, rather than smaller phones, and so are looking at larger versions of the pages. Plus many Stays that are targeting digital nomads are installing large, external, 4K monitors for nomads to plug their laptops into.

When displayed on laptops and large screens any small photos look really low quality.  They become pixelated which means each photo pixel is large and imprecise. So we make a compromise and accept pictures that are 1920 x 1080px that look 'reasonable' but not great on laptops and larger screens.


Cool Online Tools

Target size = 1920 x 1080 pixels or larger

Here's a few online tools that might help you resize your pictures.

  1.  https://spark.adobe.com/tools/image-resize/

    • Choose custom

    • Signin required

  2. https://picresize.com

  3. https://resizeimage.net/



Host Pictures

Your Host images however are in Portrait format (taller) 1080 x 1350px, again in jpg format

  • Portrait
  • 1080 x 1350px
  • jpg

Again its a common 8 x10 format most people are familiar with for portraits of people.


Common Smartphone Photos Formats

Smartphones today take higher quality images that are much larger than these sizes.  The large sizes are OK but the format is often different on a smartphone so some cropping is required to get to the 16x9 ratio.

Photo File Formats
Use jpg image formats.

Basically jpegs/jpgs are great for the internet as they load quickly.  This is because they have an inbuilt compression capability.  If your images take too long to load then potential customers will leave and go somewhere else. So jpegs are great.



Webp image formats are not accepted yet.  Sadly, its only become a standard format in the past few years and many older browsers and iphones in particular don't support it.


Sending Large Images

If you need to send us your original photos then we'd suggest you use one of the free large-file transfer programs.

For example