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    Photo resize/cropping integration to Upload field

    Asked by stretchandstaple on January 13, 2015 at 06:29 PM
    Are there any updates or new threads on this?
    photo resizer image crop tool cropping tool upload resize
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    Answered by jonathan on January 13, 2015 at 08:15 PM

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    I have now also submitted your post as another feature request ticket for Photo Resizer/Cropping integration/tool.

    There was no recent update yet from our devs on the original ticket here.

    Probably because the feature is not on a high priority on the list. Which means there were more important ticket being work on.

    In any case we will notify you on this thread as soon as there is update on the status.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.

     

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 14, 2015 at 03:57 PM

    Maybe it would be possible to add some jquery like croppic to the image upload preview in order to achieve this?

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    Answered by Mike on January 14, 2015 at 05:22 PM

    Thank you for your suggestion. I think that the developer in charge will take it into consideration.

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 20, 2015 at 09:23 AM

    Ive read over all the comments on this, we will have this widget ready soon im thinking.

     

    The widget will be a Photo Resizer/Cropping integration/tool ,

    Allow for Inline Photo upload, resize via corners of image or entry of dimensions to resize the image.

    The uploaded, resized images will be available to be put on a dropbox, we will match the similar dropbox integration found on other widgets on JotForms

    The Dropbox credentials will be specified thru the parameters for the widget, so they will be the same per form.

    If there are any tweaks to these specs for the widget, please post them here, Thank you

    -Matthew

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    Answered by Welvin on January 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Hi Matthew,

    Well, I guess that will be an awesome widget. We'll wait for its release!

    Thank you very much! I have no additional suggestion for now.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 20, 2015 at 01:48 PM

    Matthew,

    That sounds great.  What I along with many others need is the ability to preload the aspect ratio with pixel dimensions into the panel where the user will resize their image.  The user can then resize and reposition their image inside of those predefined dimensions.

    For instance on our form the user can select from several different sizes to have their photo printed at.  When they select a size, say 30 x 20 for this example. It will send them to this tool and it will show the aspect ratio with pixel dimensions of 300 x 200 on screen (the tool would have the ability for the form creator to preload these dimensions), and then they can resize and reposition it within those pixel dimensions, so they would be zooming in and out but would not be able to change the aspect ratio. With the dropbox integration we wouldn't lose any quality for the image and it wouldn't actually be downsized to 300 x 200 like it is on screen.

    Does this make sense?

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 21, 2015 at 07:37 AM

    Hello strechandstaple,

     

    Im  going to need you to clarify,

    The user Enters a size, 30x20, it will have a checkbox that allows the user to stay in the given aspect ratio or not. Ive even built a quick script that finds the aspect ratio as a ratio not a decimal so that will be displayed. Does the aspect ratio ever get adjusted?

    So it loads the image, the aspect ratio and the image dimensions load on the screen for information,

    what dimensions do you speak of that the user preloads into the widget? The maximum dimensions?

    Then the user is presented with two options, resize, or reposition which is really crop.

    Now the part that im confused by here, is are you saying you want the user to be able to enter 30x20 and then have the system automatically come up with the idea of sizing the image to 300x200 because that fits in that aspect ratio size, because the logic behind that isn't exactly precise.

    The way i envisioned the widget for ease of use was simply the ability to stay within aspect or not. We can even have the ability to select which aspect ratio to use, the native aspect to the image, or a preselected aspect. 

    As far as the dropbox integration, I need further clarification on that is the image originally 300x200? or is it larger? because you say it has the dimensions 300x200 in the begnning of your paragraph, but then say its downsized to 300x200 at the end of your paragraph thats where im confused.

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 21, 2015 at 07:43 AM

    also im thinking adding the ability to rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees, would be a good addition as well.

     

    The main things i need to know are 

    a) do we need to specify in the parameters for the widget the max size of the image? 

    b) is there anything else specified in the parameters for the widget (upon the creation of the widget in the form builder)

    c) is my method for aspect ratio control sufficient based on what i described in the second to the last paragraph above?

     

    Thanks! 

    -Matthew

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    Answered by Ben on January 21, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Matthew,

    To me it seems OK, but I presume that once the widget is created there might be some slight alterations needed. This would be over seen by our widget developers.

    I would however suggest going to our developers forum for any questions that you might have about the widgets or apps.

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Hi Ben,  I am a  JotForm  Widget  Developer, My account just isn't fully setup, i  was  added  in the last  couple  of  months.  

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    Answered by UtiliSync on January 23, 2015 at 05:32 PM

    A widget would be so great

    I have the situation where a user takes a photo with their smartphone.  The photo is 3000 or 4000 pixels wide.  I want to be able resize it client-side to 800 px before uploading.  There are some javascript examples of how this can be accomplished here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/424994-Widget-Request-Possible-to-resize-or-crop-photo-before-upload

    I hope this is what you mean by "resize" above.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    Matthew,

    Thank you so much for working on this.  It will be such an awesome widget when completed.  I have answered your queries in italics below.  If you have any more questions for me feel free to ask.

    The user Enters a size, 30x20, it will have a checkbox that allows the user to stay in the given aspect ratio or not. Ive even built a quick script that finds the aspect ratio as a ratio not a decimal so that will be displayed. Does the aspect ratio ever get adjusted?

    The aspect ratio can change, but we would need the user to be able to stay within one of our predetermined sizes (aspect ratios) for printing

    So it loads the image, the aspect ratio and the image dimensions load on the screen for information, what dimensions do you speak of that the user preloads into the widget? The maximum dimensions?

    The end user doesn’t preload any dimensions, they would just be able to choose a size (aspect ratio) from one of the choices that we have given them.  I just need to be able to predefine what those choices will be for the end user. 

    Then the user is presented with two options, resize, or reposition which is really crop.

    Sort of, the end user would be able to zoom in and out with a slider, which is essentially a crop or reposition which would be moving the image left, right, up and down. They are both ways of cropping, but two different functions.

    Now the part that im confused by here, is are you saying you want the user to be able to enter 30x20 and then have the system automatically come up with the idea of sizing the image to 300x200 because that fits in that aspect ratio size, because the logic behind that isn't exactly precise.

    No, you can forget this part as long as I have the option to define different aspect ratios for the user to choose from.

    The way i envisioned the widget for ease of use was simply the ability to stay within aspect or not. We can even have the ability to select which aspect ratio to use, the native aspect to the image, or a preselected aspect.

    Yes I like where you are going with this.

    As far as the dropbox integration, I need further clarification on that is the image originally 300x200? or is it larger? because you say it has the dimensions 300x200 in the begnning of your paragraph, but then say its downsized to 300x200 at the end of your paragraph thats where im confused.

    Sure I can clear this up. We are printing these images very large. So we need the original size image in our dropbox even if it is 6000 x 4000, but the onscreen version can be much lower as long as we have some way of viewing the crops that were made.  If we could get the original image cropped however the end user decided without loosing any resolution that would be even better, but not completely necessary.

    Thank You,

    Taylor

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    Answered by Charlie on January 26, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Hi Taylor,

    Thank you for updating us sharing your answers to Matthew's question. I see that my colleague has already made a feature request for this and someone in our developer team is already assigned on it. Unfortunately, we currently do not have a specific time frame to when this will be implemented or be considered, but we'll let you know if we hear any news.

    Kind regards.

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 27, 2015 at 01:10 PM

    Hi Stretch and Staple,

    were building the widget right now;

    could you please send over the needed aspect ratios to choose from so we can make sure the widget comes loaded with them.

    Thank you.

    -Matthew

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 27, 2015 at 01:45 PM

    Matthew,

    There are quite a few, but mine are unique to our service. I was hoping that this would be something people could set up when implementing the widget on their form.

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    Answered by Ben on January 27, 2015 at 02:55 PM

    Just to add to Matthew, from what I understood that you are after.

    You would like to be able to click on the wizard or the toolbar button that would allow you to add the values yourself.

    For example 16:9 which would then take the ratio just as that (16:9), 4:3, etc.

    Maybe to add the option of adding text with the values right next to it like "inch / half inch [1:0.5]" which would show "inch / half inch" to the users on jotform and use "1:0.5" as the ratio.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 27, 2015 at 03:00 PM

    Exactly, and yes I definitely would need the option to add text as well.  Like if it was a 60" x 40" size, I would be able to put the aspect ratio in on the wizard as 3:2, but the user wouldn't see the text 3:2 they would see the text 60" x 40"

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 27, 2015 at 04:00 PM

    Okay, thats a great idea. Well create some options in the parameters for the widget.

     

    Thanks for the input.

     

    -Matthew

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    Answered by UtiliSync on January 27, 2015 at 05:17 PM

    Can you also create a parameter for image width/height?  If filled in, automatically resize the image to that width/height.

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 29, 2015 at 09:02 AM

    Yes ill add it as initial height/ width.  If set to the  default 0 it will show the  image with its original width and height  unless that is larger than the frame for the widget. It  will zoom  the  image automatically to  fit  the  frame.

     

    Which brings in an interesting  question.

    Were going to need a zoom feature,  it was mentioned prior.  A way for the viewed image to differ  in dimension from the  saved  version. I will add this in today and if any other questions arise, i will post them here for us all to discuss. Thanks.

    -Matthew

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 29, 2015 at 04:17 PM

    I am planning on adding one feature to the widget, in the area that allows for user input on the resize dimensions during resize, in between the width box and the height box im going to put a button with a paperclip on it, (attach), the feature allows the current image will be resized to any uploaded graphics dimensions.

     

    Its a minor feature  but i think it will work nicely.

     

    Thanks,

    -Matthew

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on January 29, 2015 at 04:50 PM

    I'm not quite sure I understand the attach feature completely?

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 29, 2015 at 05:40 PM

    basically lets say you load imageA.jpg and you want to resize it to the dimensions of imageB.jpg.

     

    Then load image A, click the attach icon during resize and it will automatically match the size of the attached image.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks,

    -Matthew

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    Answered by brenton929 on January 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Thinking about it  more ive decided to leave that out. Thanks.

    -Matthew

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on February 06, 2015 at 02:40 PM

    Matthew,

    I just wanted to check in on the status of this.  I would be more than willing to beta test it.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on February 10, 2015 at 01:49 PM

    Matthew,

    Is this still being developed?

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    Answered by brenton929 on February 10, 2015 at 05:17 PM

    Hello,

    Yes I am currently working on it primarily, i have a few other things im also working on but the inline upload and modify widget has priority right now.

     

    As of right now i have the resize features about ironed out, the crop is coming along, ill have it wrapped up by the end of the week, im anticipating that by weeks end my development will be done and we can be on to a quick styling by our graphic designer for a polished look.

     

    Thanks,

    -Matthew

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    Answered by UtiliSync on February 20, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Must be close now, right? :)

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    Answered by Charlie on February 20, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Hi,

    Based from the last response of my colleague, it seems that he is already on the final stages of it, although it will still be passed on the other team member for styling. Hopefully any time soon it will be released, as I can see, he is actively working on it, inline of that he also has a consistent communication in your end.

    Thank you for your patience.

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    Answered by UtiliSync on February 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Matthew,

    Sorry to hear you have to start from scratch again!  We will eagerly wait to hear what you have to report next Sunday!

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on February 23, 2015 at 02:05 PM

    Matthew,

    Thanks for working so hard on this.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on March 03, 2015 at 06:04 PM

    How is this progressing?

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    Answered by jonathan on March 03, 2015 at 06:09 PM

    The feature ticket is still open and currently assigned to one of our developer.

    Unfortunately there is no update yet from the dev regarding the progress. 

    They will do post response here when available.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

     

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on March 13, 2015 at 05:08 PM

    Just curious if this is still being worked on? I am kind of waiting on it, but may need to move in another direction if it isn't going to be released.

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    Answered by Welvin on March 13, 2015 at 06:19 PM

    I am sure the assigned developer is working on it but, unfortunately, there's still no update yet about this request. If there's any, the assigned developers will surely let you know here. Still, your patience and understanding are highly appreciated.

    Regards

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    Answered by brenton929 on March 13, 2015 at 06:24 PM

    ill have the resize widget done over the weekend, and then the crop portion shortly after.

     

    Thank you for your patience,

    -M Reid

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on March 23, 2015 at 04:03 PM

    M Reid,

    Just hoping I could get a status update on this from you?

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on March 27, 2015 at 01:41 PM

    You know if this isn't going to happen just tell me.  I am sick of being told that it will be done in a week or two and then nothing over and over again. I can accept that you can't do it, but I can't accept that it can be done, but you are dragging your feet with it.

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    Answered by Charlie on March 27, 2015 at 02:55 PM

    Hi,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding on this, and we know that you have been waiting for this widget or feature.

    I see that the last update that the developer made here in this thread was March 13 and he's already listing the specific functions that he has progress on.

    For now, I believe he is still under development, please do understand that adding new features on the form builder or creating a widget on it would take some time as it undergoes different phases, from planning (the conversation you had), designing the widget, actual development, testing phase then releasing. 

    But rest assure that the development team is aware of the follow ups you made and will update you when this feature has been released.

    Thank you for your time and patience on this, especially the inputs you have shared to us.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on April 14, 2015 at 01:49 PM

    Just wanted to see where this is at as of today?

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    Answered by Welvin on April 14, 2015 at 03:06 PM

    Hi,

    Our apologies, but we still don't have an update yet about this request. If there's any, you should know it via this thread.

    Thank you for patience.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on May 06, 2015 at 05:15 PM

    Checking in again, is this still being worked on?

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on May 15, 2015 at 05:33 PM

    Just hoping to get an update on this widget soon?

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    Answered by asdf789 on May 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Waiting on this widget as well.

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    Answered by Jerry on May 25, 2015 at 01:30 PM

    also waiting on this widget 

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    Answered by Charlie on May 25, 2015 at 02:00 PM

    @stretchandstaple,

    Apologies, upon checking the ticket for this request, it is still marked as "open". We also have not yet heard any news on it. However, when this has been implemented we will surely update you on this thread. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    Answered by Charlie on May 25, 2015 at 02:02 PM

    @asdf789, @Jerry

    To better assist our users, we advise that you create your own thread for your concerns and questions, please use this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/contact/.

    Thank you for understanding.

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on July 21, 2015 at 05:00 PM

    I would really like an update on this i.e. proposed release date, challenges, etc, and I would prefer a much more in depth one than "the ticket for this request is still makred as open"

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on August 03, 2015 at 06:10 PM

    ???

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    Answered by EltonCris on August 03, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    @stretchandstaple

    We know you are eager to have this coming out but to be honest we do not have updates about this yet. Only the assigned developer who work on this feature can deliver you updates. Since we don't have access about what they are being worked on, I'm afraid we can't provide you a status of this or any time frame. The dev team gets a lot of requests everyday so they are extremely busy and doesn't have enough manpower to implement every user requests right way. However, rest assured once this is rolled out, you will be informed via this thread.

    Thanks for your understanding!

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    Answered by stretchandstaple on September 14, 2015 at 06:44 PM

    Update?

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    Answered by Welvin on September 14, 2015 at 08:00 PM

    I'm sorry, but we don't have an update yet. Our developers will let everyone know here if there's any.

    Thank you for your continued patience.

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    Answered by photodesignbar on November 24, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    AHHH! This is EXACTLY the function I need as well! We are looking for a photo upload tool with aspect ratio crop tools. There seems to be nothing on the market unless you get a custom developer. 

    Hope you guys continue with this!

    Jen

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    Answered by traveldiunsa on November 27, 2015 at 04:28 PM

    I hope we can see this option very soon, I think it´s basic cause so many processes request to send images with size requirements.
    Thanks for the work!
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on November 27, 2015 at 04:35 PM

    @ traveldiunsa

    I will submit a separate request feature ticket to your thread here http://www.jotform.com/answers/713214

    Thanks.

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    Answered by jaagster on April 14, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    How are things going on the Photo Resize etc features. Looks like this feature is hanging in limbo. Is this feature wishful thinking or will it eventually be added?

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    Answered by Welvin on April 14, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    @jaagster We're so sorry, but we still don't have an update for this feature request. I'm sure our developers won't cancel this request, but this would take time based on their priorities. Still, if there are updates, our developers would let us know through this thread.

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    Answered by andywaller on June 20, 2016 at 04:57 PM

    I would like the ability to reduce the file size of an uploaded image. The form I've made will be used on mobile devices, which work well to take and upload photos, but the file sizes are several MB in size. They take a long time to upload and delay the submission process (especially when multiple photos are uploaded to a single submission), and they eat up my allowance of memory as a Jotform user. This makes it impractical to integrate photo submission at all.

    A simple solution for me would be an option to enter in a custom size to limit the file to, e.g. 800kb.

    I'm surprised this isn't a higher-priority request. It's the one thing holding me back from having image uploads in my form.

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    Answered by jonathan on June 20, 2016 at 06:03 PM

    @andywaller

    I created a separate thread for your concern here https://www.jotform.com/answers/865064

    We will attend to it shortly

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    Answered by islands on August 09, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    We are also looking for a solution to resize photos uploaded photos, hope this will be available soon.
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    Answered by Jim_R on August 09, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    @islands - I created a new thread for you on this page https://www.jotform.com/answers/901953

    We'll have your post addressed there shortly.