If you use "Insert from Device" script step attached to a button, then you can select a default resolution (e.g. "Full"). The user can probably still override this.
Insert from Device [<table::field>; Type: Camera; Camera: Front/Back; Resolution: Full/Small/Medium/Large]
Already tried that script and yes the user can override it.
Thanks for the input, still hoping for a solution that could eliminate the user from taking a SMALL or MEDIUM photo.
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The script step above sets the resolution and can not be over riding. I have tested by setting to Full and Large.
You would setup up the container as a button to run the script so the user can not bypass the Insert from device script step.
Here is a sample database
On my iPad I was able to reset the resolution to all four resolutions. The script steps allows you to default the resolution but it still can be changed by the user. Another option to solve this problem is to run a script trigger that checks the size of the photo. If it is too small, tell the user they need to retake the picture. This also sounds like a training issue. Users should be told not to use the small and medium setting. Why do your users want to override the default setting?
Unless I am doing something wrong this is still overridable by the user. I was able to select small, medium, large, or full and take the photo with any of the settings.
rgordon: I agree it is a training issue but we have a particular set of circumstances that make training especially tricky.
- New Students using the solution on iPads each semester in a bright and sunny desert environment where the SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, FULL overlay on the camera input screen is all but invisible.
- New scholars and specialists using the solution each season who may have never used an iPad before. These people may be invited by a university/govt. to contribute and we can never be sure the correct training info/materials are provided to them.
- Officials within various nations governments using iPad to review the data. These people do not have input access and see different layouts than the students and scholars but their usage is always a factor in our design and implementation.
Hopefully the above circumstances explain the need to to make the solution so that mistakes like low-res photos can not happen intentionally or on accident.
I had thought about creating a script to alert the user if the image size is too small, and it might be an option, but I would need the alert to be readable in multiple languages. Ideally I will find a solution that can force either the full or large photo so that it is a one-click affair.
So it looks like a version of this was brought up several years ago (2013) and at that time TSGal from Filemaker commented that they did not have a fix for this yet. Does anyone know if they have been able to do so in the years since?
I tested on my iPhone 7 this morning and it will not let you change the setting.
I tested later when I had access to my iPad and it does let you change the photo size.