How to Create File Upload Forms

Last Update: July 17, 2017

There are several ways to accept uploads on your forms each with its own ups and downs, this guide will show them all.

Option #1: Add a File Upload Field to your form

This is the easiest way to allow your users to upload a file to your form, and if you need to allow multiple files, you can change that same field to accept multiple file uploads.

1. To do that, click the FILE UPLOAD field to highlight it then click the GEAR icon to open its properties.

2. Go to the MULTIPLE tab then toggle MULTIPLE FILES to ON.

To learn more about adjusting the max file size, check our guide on Changing-the-upload-size-limit.

And if you want to change the allowed file types, feel free to visit this other guide on Which-file-types-are-allowed-for-the-upload-field.

Option #2: By utilizing Widgets

There are several widgets that you can add to your form which would allow users to upload files:

1. Image Upload Preview

2. Drag and Drop Upload

3. Kloudless File Uploader

4. Transloadit 

5. Uploadcare File Uploader 

6. Infusionsoft Upload

Each platform offers some added/unique features so be sure check them out and use the one that fits your needs.

Comments and suggestions are welcome below. If you have a question, post it in our Support Forum so we can assist you.


ANGELODAUDT (May 19, 2015 at 01:46 PM)

How to createa form from an existing source form?

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civic6 (May 21, 2015 at 07:42 AM)

Can I create a form that will automatically add the uploaded form to me site?

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Marfieldcom (June 05, 2015 at 05:11 PM)

For the default file upload form field

Is there a file size limit on JotForm's end, or can we set them to upload an unlimited number of files of an unlimited size?

Is there a file purge time limit on JotForm's end, or do the files stay out there indefinitely?

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GTNFX (April 12, 2016 at 04:37 PM)

Hi JotForm,

i kinda revived a form from 2013 and enabled it again. But now there seems to be a problem with the file upload. When i fill in the form and click submit i get an upload error screen. Can you help me?



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youngm (April 15, 2016 at 04:15 PM)

What is the max file size limit for photos being uploaded?

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kucyouth (July 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM)

unfortunately the 'upload a file' does not work? Any suggestions?

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jfm000 (September 03, 2016 at 07:13 PM)

where do the uploaded file go?

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jacckkh (March 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM)


tctawards (June 01, 2017 at 11:39 AM)

Is there a way I can download all of the uploaded attachments? Instead of going into each application and downloading the file?

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Tina Cummings (June 30, 2017 at 12:47 PM)

Can you upload files to and from Google Drive and choose where they get stored?

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kristenb (July 10, 2017 at 04:07 PM)

Is there a way to allow those filling out the form to select multiple files at one time. I use a form with this option, but my team has to click on upload>select documents>select gallery>select picture for each individual picture.

Can You mass select photos?

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