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Image Upload Element

1:  About the Image Upload Element

Тhe Image Upload element allows you to easily request, collect, and manage images uploaded by respondents. Respondents have the ability to select an existing image or use their mobile device camera to take a new snapshot.

Here, the Image Upload element allows a respondent to provide feedback to a question via uploading an image:

2:  Adding an Image Upload Element

You can set the "Show" filter to display only elements that are compatible or optimized for the devices allowed for your project. Click here to learn how to how verify your project settings.

To insert the Image Upload element, add a new survey element, select "Multimedia" and choose "Image Upload".  Then click "Insert":

Enter the question text into the area provided.  Customize the question text and instructions, as desired:

3:  Style Settings

To configure the style settings for the question, click the "Image Upload" link.

The "Style Editor" window opens for you to specify how the question displays using the options at the left.  Mouse-over an option to display information about the feature at the right.  After you have selected the styles you want, click "Save".

4:  Question Options

The available options are located on the right side of the screen and any options you set here apply to the Image Upload element. The option section shows the question label and type:

  • Label: The label assigned to the element. You may edit the default label for the Image Upload element here.
  • Type: Displays the element type.
  • Show If: Allows you to create new logic conditions or select an existing logic condition for the element. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select the languages that display if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages".
  • Mandatory: When checked, this option forces respondents to provide a response. The respondent is unable to continue the survey without completing the question.
  • More Options: Use the drop-down menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you are able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "raw options" dialog. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.
  • Raw Validate: If you prefer to manually enter validation code, use the "raw validate" dialog.  Click here for an example on using the "Raw Validate" option.

5: Uploading an Image

While taking the survey, the Image Upload element appears to the respondent as shown:

The respondent can click the "Camera" button to select an existing image for upload from their desktop or take a new snapshot using their mobile device camera. The respondent can also click to skip the question, if needed.  This is a default setting available in style settings.

The following image formats are accepted for uploading:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • SVG

The maximum file size for any image is 5 MB and only one upload is allowed per question.

The Image Upload is incompatible with feature phones.

6:  Crosstabs

Respondent results can be viewed in Crosstabs reports with links to view individual responses, download the image or mark it as a favorite. You can also filter the image thumbnails by any segments you have defined.

6.1:  Retrieving Uploaded Images

After your survey has collected data, you can retrieve any images respondents have  uploaded using Crosstabs.  

Below shows the Image Upload element in a total frequency report.

From Crosstabs, you can:

  • See the uploaded images
  • Mark an image as a favorite. Favorites are used for filtering in the Dynamic Questions chart.
  • View the Responses table to see all respondents' answers.
  • Download the images to your device.

Learn more: Running a Total Crosstab

6.2:  Retrieving All Uploaded Images

An option for downloading "Uploaded Files" is automatically added to the data downloads menu.

Selecting this option will download a ZIP file containing all of the files uploaded with the following naming format: RECORD_QLABEL_FILENAME.

6.3:  Filtering Thumbnails by Segment

Once you have created some saved crosstabs with segments, you can filter the image thumbnails for the segments that have been defined.

The following example shows the Image Upload element for a crosstab that has been built with "age" segments:

Learn more: Building a Crosstab

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