Guidance on uploading pictures

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    rtolmach
    Asked on April 19, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Hi 

    Totally loving Jotform. You folks are awesome!

    I have a question. On our forms, such as 

    https://form.jotform.com/90435997587174

    we use two tools for visitors to upload images.

    1.

    If we do not care about the image aspect ratio, we use Jotform's file upload tool. The downside with it is that the submissions CSV files gives us a download link instead of a view-image link, so we have to go through extra steps (download the file, give it a new name, upload it to a CDN, etc.) to get an image URL that we can then import into our store.

    2.

    For some images, where we need to control the aspect ratio, we use the Uploadcare widget. That widget gets us a view-image link, which is much easier for us to work with.


    THE PROBLEM:

    We expect an extremely large number of submissions, but we are a nonprofit with a very limited budget. The cost of Uploadcare is going to become prohibitive ($135 per month for just 50k uploads). 


    QUESTIONS:

    Other than Uploadcare, which is too expensive, is there another widget we can use for people who are uploading images (where we do not care about the aspect ratio, and therefore do not need upload care), which give us view-image URLs in the submissions CSV, instead of download links?


    Other than Uploadcare, is there another widget that will integrate with jotform, which forces the visitor to crop images to the correct aspect ratio? Something less expensive?


    Thank you!

    Best wishes

    Robert




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    Kiran
    Answered on April 19, 2019 at 01:03 PM

    We have a few other upload widgets that might help you in achieving your requirement. 

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/image_upload_preview

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/kloudless_file_uploader

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/transloadit


    I think the kloudless file uploader widget should meet your needs. Please check and let us know if you need any further help.

    Thanks!

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    rtolmach
    Answered on April 20, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Hello Kiran


    Please re-read my questions.

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    1.

    I asked:

    Other than Uploadcare, which is too expensive, is there another widget we can use for people who are uploading images (where we do not care about the aspect ratio, and therefore do not need upload care), which give us view-image URLs in the submissions CSV, instead of download links?

    You replied with three suggestions:

    image_upload_preview

    kloudless

    transloadit

    The first two give download links, rather than view-source links, which I asked for.

    The third choice does not work at all. Feel free to try it here: https://form.jotform.com/91083428784162

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    2.

    I asked:

    Other than Uploadcare, is there another widget that will integrate with jotform, which forces the visitor to crop images to the correct aspect ratio? Something less expensive?

    None of your three suggestions does that.


    Thank you.

    Robert

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    jonathan
    Answered on April 20, 2019 at 03:31 PM

    Hi Robert,

    We apologize for the confusion. I reviewed further your requirements and here are my take on them.

    #1

    The downside with it is that the submissions CSV files gives us a download link instead of a view-image link...

    If you are only after the view-link URL of the uploaded image files on the form, the File Upload field (w/ Multiple ON) actually provide the view-link URL in the submissions and on CSV downloaded submission report.

    Using the File Upload field, if you check on the submission data, the source link of the uploaded image have the link location similar to below.

    https://www.jotform.com/uploads/batangas/91045347668464/4315956628571382435/jonathan-jotform.png

    Similar view link will be created in the submission CSV downloaded report.

    I am not sure if you have checked this already, but it should work already using the File Upload field.


    #2

    Unfortunately there is no other widget available that have same feature at this time.

    The most you can do is to use the Image Upload Preview widget which will allow the form respondents to preview the dimensions of the uploaded image before it can be uploaded.

     As is now, the users will have to manually resize the image first to the required dimensions before they can upload.

    Let us know your thought on these.