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Take a photo

Post by Jmecalux » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:07 pm

Hi,

I'm a new user of PDF-XChange Editor and I want to generate a pdf with an object that allows you to take a picture (with the camera of your device, tablet/computer based on Windows) and insert this image directly into the pdf document.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

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Re: Take a photo

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi Jmecalux,

welcome to the Tracker Forums and thanks for the post. There is definitely no built in tool to do this, and I am not sure how one would even go about that to be honest.

Are you a programmer? It MIGHT be possible with some coding but I'd need to touch base with the devs to see.

I'll come back and post what I get from a discussion with them.
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Re: Take a photo

Post by Jmecalux » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:31 am

Hi Paul,

thank you very much for your message. I'm a PLC programmer, so I'm not an expert with JavaScript. I would appreciate if you could help me with the code.

Thank you for your enquiry to the developers, I'll be waiting for your answer.

Best regards!

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Re: Take a photo

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:27 pm

Hello Jmecalux,

I believe Paul was suggesting one of our SDK products, not JavaScript, as JS is very limited in its external file access, let alone external devices. We are still waiting for confirmation from our dev team on if there is even a possibility that this could be done in the first place, so we will followup on that hopefully later today.

Unfortunately in either case, we would not be able to assist much in writing the code itself, only in addressing errors you encounter within complete code you have written.

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Re: Take a photo

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:02 pm

Hello Jmecalux,

I have some much better than expected news!

It seems that this is an old feature we were considering, and at the time found some issues with its implementation, and thus scrapped the idea. I have been given permission to reopen that as a new feature request for you.
I have also received confirmation that if you wanted to build this yourself, the SDK would indeed be required, JS alone would not be able to accomplish this. That said, since we now have this Feature Request, it may be implemented on our end for all users to enjoy in the future.

For reference, you can ask any member of our support team about the following ticket number for an update on the progress of this:
RT#5037: FR: image capture with camera device

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Re: Take a photo

Post by Jmecalux » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 am

Hello Daniel,

That's amazing news. I am very happy to hear it, if possible, I would like to know approximately how long it will take to develop this new feature. I think it will be a very useful new tool for the software that all users will enjoy.

Thank you very much for your help!

Best regards.

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Re: Take a photo

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:51 am

Hello Jmecalux,

Unfortunately, our developers cannot provide us with an exact date when it will be ready because they are quite busy, but we will keep you posted about any progress.

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Re: Take a photo

Post by Jmecalux » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:22 pm

Hello,

All right, I'm looking forward to your feedback.

Thanks.

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Re: Take a photo

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:49 pm

You are welcome.

Regards.

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