Generating cool property QR codes

"The QR code, once dismissed as a relic of the past, proved that innovation often lies dormant until circumstances demand its revival." - Unknown

I’ve been writing about real estate long enough to know that while some things remain the same, plenty of things go in and out of style.

QR codes were going to be the next big thing in about 2015.

But then it was somehow decided they were ugly and would never take off.

Then, the most incredible thing happened in 2020; the pandemic breathed life into the QR code, transforming it from an overlooked relic to a tech superstar.

Rising from the ashes, like a phoenix, the QR code once again became the silent saviour, creating seamless, contactless experiences in many a real estate situation.

But unfortunately, they were still ugly (albeit back in the mainstream!).

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a story about how a Redditor created working anime QR codes using Stable Diffusion (another AI Image generation tool). You can read more about that here, or just admire the fancy example below:

An AI-generated image of an anime-style woman that also functions as a working QR code.

This, of course, made me think how amazing this could be for property, so today’s prompt is going to focus on recreating one of these so you can see how to take inspo from a photo and turn it into a somewhat fancier QR code.

Today’s Prompt of the Day

First, we’re going to need a description of an image of the property.

You can simply make up a description of an image, or if you’re lacking inspo, a step-by-step on how to do that in this post using the /describe command in Midjourney.

In this example, I’m going to use an image of Fraser Suites, which is the venue for our upcoming ChatGPT workshops in Perth.

As you can see, Midjourney has given me some descriptions of this photo, so I am going to use this to create my QR code over on a place called hugging face (I’ll explain what that is in another post).

All you need to do is put your description in, as well as your end QR code. I’ve decided to leave everything else at the default settings.

I’ve tried and tested a few of my descriptions, and I could literally be playing with this all night. So, for now, here is my code.

Here is the same code with the description of “A sky view over the swan river in Perth”

Here just for fun, here it is again as imagined amongst some ancient Greek thermal baths:

QR codes: no longer ugly.

The only limit is your imagination.

Happy Hunting 🚀

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