Using GoCanvas you can submit images in your mobile forms. When images are submitted they are compressed to take up less space. Because everyone's image needs are different, we give you the ability to choose your image compression mode.
Each setting has two different parts to it. The first is compression quality. This is the quality of the resulting image. Reducing quality will reduce the file size.
The second is max height/width dimension. This is the maximum size of the largest dimension of the image. So if the user takes/selects a large image where the dimensions are larger than the specified max, we will scale the image down so that the greater of the two dimensions matches the specified max.
There are three different compression settings:
- Normal - Compression Quality: 80%. Compression Max Height/Width Dimension: 800px.
- Better - Compression Quality: 80%. Compression Max Height/Width Dimension: 400px.
- Best - Compression Quality: 75%. Compression Max Height/Width Dimension: 200px.
Every form is defaulted to Normal.
Setting image compression
To change the image compression from the default, follow the steps below:
- Click on the Forms tab.
- Click the name of the form you want to change the image compression for.
- Under Settings, find Compression and click the Settings button.
- Select the level of compression you would like.
Now any images submitted in this form will be compressed.
No compression should be an option without having to have someone from GoCanvas do it for you. When performing inspections we need to see every possible detail (faint cracks for example) in the photos. The compression makes images blurry and removes the essential details needed.
I know there are technical reasons that we don't open it up to everybody, but as always, please feel free to post this as a feature request.
We are finding that our photos once uploaded to Go Canvas losses its Go-tag as evidence of our location
Can this be rectified?
You could build a hidden gps capture into the app that catches the location when the person navigates to that screen.
You can then add a link or a map next to or under the photo in the app builder.
You will need to set your proximity to about 10 meters and force accuracy. Any less than 10 meters devices (particularly apple devices in my experience) struggle with anything less. If you don't use "force accuracy" it will put your location randomly in some of the most surprising places within a half mile or so.. I had one that showed that I was in a pizza shop and even worse, I had another that showed my location was in a strip club.
A couple of questions for you when you have a chance, to try to figure out if this is a bug or a feature request.
Is this new behavior (something that was working before but has recently stopped) or has it always done that? Are you taking photos on Android or iOS? What's your workflow for capturing the geo location, both when you take the image and when you're looking for it?
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