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    Photo upload - file or camera?

    Asked by cayleigh on June 10, 2015 at 02:31 AM

    Is there a way to upload photos and have the choice to either upload a file or take a picture with the camera? If not, is there any way to use the 'take photo' widget without constantly showing the camera's contents on the form? 

    I want to make a form that allows users to take multiple pictures throughout the process, and having the form show what's on the camera the whole time takes up way too much space and is distracting. I'd like to have just some buttons throughout that allow taking and storing pictures but that don't clutter up the form with them. 

    Any ideas? 

    Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Boris on June 10, 2015 at 04:51 AM

    By default, the Take Photo widget will allow your users to upload an image if they don't have a camera, or if their camera  is not accessible.

    If you wish to have your users select to only see the Take Photo widget, or an image uploading field, you can set that up as well.

    You can use a File Upload field, as well as the Take Photo widget, add a third field above them where the user selects if they wish to take a photo, or upload their own, and set your Conditional Logic to hide fields based on the user selection.

    You can see a demo of this set up, here: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51602557008955 (you can also clone it to take a closer look)

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by Cayleigh  on June 10, 2015 at 03:51 PM

    Thanks, that should help clean things up a bit.