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How to Take a Photo and Upload It to JotForm Mobile Forms

How to Take a Photo and Upload It to JotForm Mobile Forms

Imagine the convenience of taking and uploading a photo to a form without leaving the form. Thanks to JotForm Mobile Forms, you can do just that.

When creating your form, add the Take Photo widget. Although you can use other File Upload fields to accept photos, the Take Photo widget has a built-in camera app that doesn't require you to open the camera app on your phone or tablet. This saves you from going through a few extra steps outside the JotForm Mobile App to take and save a photo. After you take a photo using the widget, the photo is automatically uploaded to the form and ready to be submitted.

Here's how to set up the widget on JotForm Mobile Forms.

In the Form Builder, tap the + (Add) icon.

Under the Widgets tab in the Form Elements side-panel, click the Take Photo widget (first on the list of widgets) to add it to the form. You can also drag and drop the widget to add and/or position it on the form.

Once you've added the widget, the Widget Settings will appear automatically on the right side of the screen. Set the Camera Facing option (Front/Back), and then click the Update Widget button.

You are now ready to take and upload a photo to your form.

Do you have any comments, feedback, or suggestions about taking and uploading a photo with JotForm Mobile Forms? Let us know your thoughts. Feel free to leave us a message in the comments section below, or go to our support forum to post your concerns.

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  • Dang

    I use Integromat to push the data to Airtable. In Airtable I get data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4... code. Is there a way I can either get the URL of the image, or the actual image, or convert/decode the base64 in some way that I can view the image in Airtable or any spreadsheet?

  • efficience

    The quality of the picture is a little low. I would like to increase the image quality to be able to have a picture of "readable" words and numbers...

    Is there a way to increase the quality of the picture uploaded to the form ?

  • Dooley_Kevin

    It would be nice to allow the user to keep taking and adding photos versus having to set a # of "take photo buttons.

    Im new, so maybe there is this function?

    If so, let me know please

  • Brandon Rhodus

    I am having issues with the pictures not coming through on the emails sent after submission. I have the email widget at the bottom of my form and a condition set to send the form to whichever email address is specified in the box. I can see the pictures in the jot form app, but they don't show up in those emails.


    I have a form already built in normal mode and want to be able to use the features in mobile mode and reformate. Is there a way to do this automatically?