This article will assist Administrators with taking and submitting new or updated photos of their facilities to be displayed on the Facilitron Marketplace.

When are New or Updated Photos of Facilities Needed?

When a new facility is added to your school site or district, or when an existing facility is updated, a fresh set of photos for your community Marketplace will show the best representation of your facility for possible renters. Our easy-to-follow guide below will assist you with taking and submitting these photos.

What Should New or Updated Photos of Facilities Look Like?

For an example of what these photos should look like, first go to the Marketplace rental site for your school site or district and select “All Facilities” from the search box. 

In the search results, you can view thumbnails of each facility and click on a facility to view all of its photos.

How to Take New or Updated Photos

First, make sure your phone is a newer model with a clean lens. Accessing a later-model Android or Apple phone will ensure better results.

If you’re using an iPhone, be sure to set your image settings to the following before taking pictures: 

Go to Settings > Camera > Formats > switch from HEIC (High Efficiency) to JPEG (most compatible).

  1. Open the camera app and turn the phone horizontally to shoot a landscape photo.
  2. Make sure your device is level and not tilted or slanted.
  3. Take two to four photos from at least two different locations within the facility (if possible) to capture more than one angle of the area.
  4. Review your photos to make sure the lighting is sufficient to make out good facility details.
  5. Submit the photos to your Facilitron account manager with facility name, capacity and other details.

Tips and Tricks for the Best Results

  • Make sure the facility lights are on and that the facility is well-lit.
  • Try not to shoot directly at bright windows or open doors where excessive light is visible.
  • Avoid having any people in photos, especially students.
  • If time permits, prepare the room before shooting by tidying or remove any miscellaneous items that distract from the photo. For example, placing all chairs down, clearing whiteboards, removing trash cans and any distracting clutter.

Where to Send New or Updated Photos

New or updated photos can be sent via email to your Account Manager with the facility name, capacity, and other details.

Sample Photos

Please see the sample photos below to get an idea of how different facilities may be best staged or photographed.



Library or Media Center

Theater or Performing Arts Center