Insert image in form - what software?




I'm not sure if I am in the right place to start this discussion - please forward me to the correct place if not.

I have a few questions and have marked them in bold below.

I have Acrobat Professional 8 at work (on a pc at the moment - this may change) and I need to create a form allowing end users the ability to upload an image.

From reading through posts across a few forums I gather that we will need Acrobat LiveCycle for this.

Is this correct?

I think LiveCycle was initially included with Acrobat Pro version 9 and then X. Is that correct?  I am hoping all I need therefore, is an upgrade to Actobat Professional 9 - and won't need to buy seperate LiveCycle software.

Is this correct?

Once I establish what software we need to purchase or upgrade to, I then need to know that some 10,000 applicants can use the form and complete it online as well as upload their photo, then save the completed form and email it back to us. We may then need to extract the images.

Is that all possible?

I am hoping this will work for end users who have any version of Reader, any operating system across any platform (pc/mac etc.)?

Is this the case?

I assume, that as with Acrobat version 8, I will need to create the form and ensure to apply 'enable usage rights in Actobat Reader' so that the form can indeed be saved by the user.

Is this correct?

Many thanks for your assistance in advance.

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I am wondering Hodmi, why does Adobe allow thousands of users running the simple Reader or Reader Extended to fill out that many forms but Acrobat users are limited to being a number of 500 users or less?  I have Acrobat installed on my system and I don't think it is advisable to use Acrobat and Reader on the same installation.  So I would be excluded from being an active participant in the publisher's survey or whatever form it is that I would have to fill out (such as the Federal Government's FAFSA financial aid form for higher education--although this is not done through Acrobat but through server-side scripting, but if it were then there would be issues . . . . )

Please advise,