iOS image upload (multiple images in 1 form)

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    Asked on April 02, 2013 at 05:19 PM


    I've created a simple form with a file upload feature. This form is to be used on an iPad on which the file upload acts as a camera-capture or album-picker feature, just perfect for my goal!

    This camera-capture ("Take photo or video") is even so perfect, that I want to add another file upload feature. So I did :)

    However, now when I capture 2 images by using the file upload, I was reminded to the fact that iOS names all of it's taken photo's "image.png". This results in 2 images in my Google Drive folder, both named "image.png", but both showing the SAME content (absolutely sure I took 2 different pics). So somewhere, in this whole chain, the second uploaded image is taken as the source and overwrites the first one.

    Most of these side effects are not really a problem for me, except the fact that both the images have the same contents in my Drive folder...

    Is there any way to make sure that they keep their original contents? (tried setting the file upload to multiple, but no luck)


    Thanks in advance!!

    Kind regards,

    Emile van den Ende

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    Answered on April 02, 2013 at 07:15 PM

    Hi Emile,

    Thanks for your detailed explanation. I was able to replicate the problem on iOS devices using normal file upload fields. However, I tried using "" tool which works smoothly on the said device without any problems. They end up with the same file names on the submissions but they do have different images. tool is under Power Tools on the form builder. Of course you have to register an account with first before using tool since you need to setup its email address on the field. Enabling the Allow Multiple will let you upload multiple files.

    Here's my test (screencast):

    Submissions result:

    Let us know if you have further questions. Thank you!

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    Answered on April 03, 2013 at 06:53 AM

    Thanks for your effort. I will evaluate this solution and choose the best.




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    Answered on May 02, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Hello, I'm dealing with this same issue - my big problem with the workaround is that I am unable to embed the images into emails or forms once they are uploaded using the {IMG:image} tag.  Any solutions to this or an update on how we can use the standard iOS camera roll?


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    Answered on May 02, 2013 at 12:14 PM


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