How To Change Your Main Photo

Screenshot of a listing card.

First, what exactly is your “main photo”?

It is the photo on your listing that shows when the page loads and in the search results.

The best main photos display a clear and attractive view of your home or its best feature (a swimming pool, the ocean view from your balcony). Think of your main photo as an invitation to prospective exchange partners.

The sun is shining and you have been outside with your camera and taken great photos of your home. Pick the best one and here is all you need to do:


Upload a New Photo

  1. After logging in, click on the Change My Listing link on your member navigation.
  2. You will land on the “Main Settings” page and that’s right where you want to be.
  3. Scroll to the section titled: Main Photo and click the Upload new main photo button to choose the image you want to upload from your computer.

Screenshot of the Main Photo section of the Listing Main Settings page.


Using a Photo from Your Listing

  1. After logging in, click on the Change My Listing link on your member navigation.
  2. You will land on the “Main Settings” page. From here, in the left-column navigation click on the page containing the photo you want to use as your new main photo. We’ll use Home photos and texts for our example.
  3. Find the photo that you want to use as your main photo and click the
    Use as main photo link.

Screenshot of a photo card in the _Home texts and photos_ area.

Member Questions

Member Question. I see you have a caption on your main photo. How can I add one too?

Screenshot - How to edit a photo caption

Clicking the Edit Caption link will open this little dialog. Just type in the text you want for your caption but keep it under 128 characters. That’s the limit.

Member Question. Is that really your home, Nancy?

Ok, it’s not. I actually live in a pretty boring looking apartment building. The home you see in the screenshot above is courtesy of The Morgue File the free photo archive By creatives, For creatives offering quality stock photos for free since pretty much the beginning of the internet.

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