Paragon allows you to add your own photo and your office logo to be included in views/reports, brochures and CMAs that you create. By default the Equal Housing Opportunity logo displays in place of the office logo and the REALTORS® logo will display in place of your agent photo.
If a photo is over 32K in file size, the image will be compressed to 32K. Note: this could result in a reduction in quality. For users who upload photos larger than the 32K limit, it is recommended that the images do not exceed 1MB in file size.
Image size refers to the resolution of the photo. Paragon requires a resolution of 640 x 480 or less. If a photo is under the 32K limit but has a resolution of image size larger than 640 x 480, compression will occur. In MS Windows, the image size of a photo can be accessed by mousing over the image—details will display in a pop up.
Image Resizing Tools
There are several free tools available for resizing images. For a list of recommended easy-to-use tools, click here. These tools where created by Microsoft. There is a resizing tool for both XP and Vista operating systems. Click on and follow the on-screen prompts for your specific operating system to install the resizing tool.
This tool will be installed on your computer and access by right clicking on 1 or more selected and clicking on Resize Picture. For your listing images, select the format "640 x 480" (top of the list and already selected) in the displayed list of formats. The original picture will be copied, resized and saved with the original name and "(small)" added to the picture name.
Note: Before uploading these resized images, please remove the parentheses ["(" and ")"] since these characters will inhibit the image from being displayed in Paragon 4 and Paragon Desktop 4.
212 Hilltop Bedroom (Small).jpg
Should be named
212 Hilltop Bedroom Small.jpg
Paragon will allow you upload images in a .jpeg or .gif format only.
File Name Special Characters
Special characters, such as \/:*?"<>| etc., cannot be used in the photo file name.
Click Preferences on the Navigation Bar then click User.
Click the image you want to change, either Logo Image or Agent Image, then click Change.
Click Upload and then click Browse to locate the image file on your computer.
Highlight the file name and click Open or double click on the image. The file name will then appear in the Upload Photo dialog box. Click OK.
The file name will then appear in the Open Image window. Highlight it and click Insert or double click on the image to place the picture in the Logo Image or Agent Image holder.
Clicking remove will remove the current image and restore the default image to this image holder.
Type the path to where you want to store exported files into the Export Path box or click Browse to locate the file or folder on your PC.
This allows you to put in the State(s) you are licensed in. This information is for MLS purposes only and does not appear in the Listing Reports. Type in the State abbreviation and click Save.
Paragon 4 allows you to maintain/change your password, if you MLS has granted you this permission. If granted, you can change your Paragon 4/Paragon Desktop 4 password using the form shown below. To change your password, you must enter your Old (current) Password, enter your New Password and verify the New Password by typing it in a second time. This is similar to other programs that allow you to change your password. When you click Save, your new password is populated to your Agent Profile. Your MLS Administrator can view your new password.
By checking the Autofill User Login ID checkbox on Login Screen, you can have Paragon 4 add your password to the login screen when you land on the Paragon Login screen. You can set preferences in Internet Explore to automatically remember and fill in the Username fill when you land on the Paragon Login screen.
Note: The automatic population of your Paragon 4 login credentials functionality is not recommended if you are using a computer that is used by others. When other open up to Paragon 4 login screen they would have your Paragon login credentials already populated into the login fields. Access to Paragon 4 and its data is restricted to those specific individuals the MLS has authorized.