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Allow image upload from smartphone camera...
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  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
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  Dec 16, 2021 @ 10:33am

I'd like to be able to allow my webconnect website users to be able to take a photo during data entry and have it uploaded to my site.

I found this info for html5: https://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/getusermedia/intro/ along with some other similar sources... but it's not clear to me how to capture that file on the server side.

I don't want my users to have to go through the complicated process of snapping the photo and then searching for the image location on their smartphone in order to upload it like they would from the desktop.

TIA

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Allow image upload from smartphone camera...
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Dec 16, 2021 @ 10:39am

Oh - duh!!! Nevermind. It turns out that both of my website image upload tools (Froala for text and images, and plupload for images only) work GREAT from my Android smartphone!!!

I'm positively giddy! What a geek I am!

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Allow image upload from smartphone camera...
  Rick Strahl
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Dec 16, 2021 @ 01:40pm

Image uploading is more or less built into the browsers. And you can either take photos or pick from your image library.

Take a look at the Image upload examples in the Web Connection Samples:

Image Upload Samples

Image Carousel Sample (using Uppy)

Either of these should work fine with any reasonably modern phone.

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