What do I do if the system fails on image upload?

Uploading many large images is a challenging task, which depends on the Internet connection speed, server, and your local computer. If you experience system failure during image upload, it is good to know that your field data in the submission form has been submitted to DDIS database. Therefore, you don't have to start over again and a few things you can do: 1) Go to MyDDIS->My Sample and Revise this sample to submit additional images. 2) Limit the number of images for each submission. You may limit your initial submission to one or two images and then send more images through sample revision. There is no limitation on how many times a sample can be revised. 3) Use right image size. Today's digital camera can take very high resolution images. You may select proper image resolution or crop the image using image software if necessary to reduce file size of an image. 4) Use high speed Internet connection if you can. 5) Contact IFAS Help Desk for technical support.

About the DDIS Media Library

The DDIS Media Library is a peer-reviewed media database. The database contains a collection of digital media (photos and video clips) of plant pests, diseases, and plant species produced by specialists of different disciplines. The media was provided for the use in education and a reference for diagnosis.

DDIS Media Library Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:
Dr. Timur Momol, University of Florida

Editors:
Lyle Buss, University of Florida
Carrie Harmon, University of Florida
Amanda Hodges, University of Florida
Consuelo Estevez de Jensen, University of Puerto Rico
Guodong Liu, University of Florida
Aaron Palmateer, University of Florida
Mathews Paret, University of Florida

System Manager:
Jiannong Xin, University of Florida

Media Submission Terms (Draft Version)

I hereby grant to University of Florida/IFAS (UF/IFAS) and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout University of Florida for educational, instructions, and public service purposes, including publication of the images on the Web sites developed by UF/IFAS.

I further grant permission for the media to be used with permission by K-12 or higher education institutions, faculty and students in web pages, class room, research and extension publications, presentations, and homework assignments. I also grant the same permission to be used by United States federal, state and local governments in web pages and presentations.

I agree not to hold UF/IFAS responsible for enforcement of the copyright and for unauthorized use of the media by third parties. This license shall be continuing with no limitations or reservations excepting those stated herein. I certify that I am fully authorized to grant this license as the sole copyright owner, and that the uses granted by this license do not infringe upon any copyright owned by another.

UF/IFAS DDIS Media Use Terms

All images and media (digital image, digital video, etc.) on the Distance Diagnostic and Identification System – ML (DDIS-ML) website (http://ddis.ifas.ufl.edu/) of UF/IFAS are protected by copyright. By using any images and media from this website you signify your agreement to the following terms:

Non-profit Educational Use: Media may be used without prior written permission by K-12 or higher education faculty and students, and by United States federal, state and county governments employees for research or educational purposes in web pages, class room, research and extension publications, presentations, assignments and other educational documents.

Commercial Use: Any other type of use or any commercial use is strictly prohibited without prior written permission and other requirements from the copyright holder and may necessitate payment of royalties or licensing fees.

All use of media must be accompanied by proper credit and citation of the repository of the DDIS website, photographer, and copyright notice. Each photographer or media producer retains all right to their photos or media.

Proper citation for non-profit educational use:

Name of copyright holder or media producer, institute, location, collection date, http://ddis.ifas.ufl.edu/
(i.e. Carrie Harmon, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 9/9/2004, http://ddis.ifas.ufl.edu/)

Search In DDIS Media Library

The media library is a peer-reviewed media database for insects, plant diseases, and plant ID.
This search is based on the following conditions of your diagnosis.

1. Host Common Name
2. Host Scientific Name
3. Pest Common Name
4. Pest Scientific Name

To view the media library, click on the Media Library on the left menu.

Diagnosis Help

Multiple diagnoses are allowed. If you have more than one diagnosis, please click on the or button to add or remove a data entry. Auto-complete data entry provides pest and host names from a list of over 18,000 NPDN entries. After you input two or more letters, a listing pest or host names will appear matching your input. Then you may simply select an entry from the list.

Confidence Level:
  -Not Detected:
  -Confirmed:
  -Suspected:
  -Inconclusive:

What is My Diagnosis?

You may receive samples for similar diagnosis. My Diagnosis allows you to create a personalized collection of your commonly used diagnoses and reuse them when you need. Diagnosis you saved in this area is only available to you and will not be shared with other users.

Save My Diagnosis: save the current diagnosis comment to My Diagnosis. It's important to provide a diagnosis name to help you retrieve it later.

Retrieve My Diagnosis: retrieve your diagnosis comments saved previously and append the selected diagnosis into your current diagnosis.

Clinic/Specialist Selection Help

Click on the Clinics or Specialists tabs to choose diagnosticians to send your sample. If you submit a private sample, only those people on your selected list can access the sample

Sample Security

Public sample: all DDIS users can access the sample.

Private sample: only the sender and sample receivers can access the sample.

What do I do if the system fails on image upload?

If you experience a system failure during image upload, you don't have to start over again and a few things you can do.

  1. 1) Go to MyDDIS->My Sample and click on "Revise" to upload additional images.
  2. 2) Limit the number of images for each submission. You may limit your initial submission to one or two images and then send more images through sample revision. There is no limitation on how many times a sample can be revised.
  3. 3) Use proper image size. Today's digital camera can take very high resolution images. You may select proper image resolution or crop an image using a computer software to reduce image file size.
    4) Use high speed Internet connection if you can.
DDIS User Groups

Media Library Contributor: Public users who want to contribute confirmed quality images to DDIS Media Library.

UF/IFAS: UF/IFAS faculty, staff, and county paid employee at county extension office. You can also submit confirmed samples to Media Library.

FDACS: Specialists at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Extension Clientele: Florida resident who may submit DDIS samples to county extension agents in his/her county.

Lab/Clinic Client: IFAS lab/clinic approved users who can submit samples to diagnostic labs or clinics directly.

Puerto Rico: Faculty and staff at University of Puerto Rico.

Other: Other users.

Lab Viewer: Users can view sample in lab but can not diagnosis

Lab/Clinic Specialist I: Normal lab users who can make temporary diagnosis for lab sample.

Lab/Clinic Specialist II: Lab users who can finalize diagnosis.

Lab/Clinic Supervisor: Lab director.

Disclaimer

The University of Florida, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, hereinafter collectively referred to as "UF-IFAS". The information provided on the Florida SART web site ("Site") is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. UF-IFAS will not be liable under any circumstances for direct or indirect damages incurred by any individual or entity due to this software or use thereof, including damages resulting from loss of data, lost profits, loss of use, interruption of business, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This limitation of liability will apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract or tort, including negligence.

UF-IFAS does not provide warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, data, or warranty against copyright or patent infringement. The confidentiality of the information provided to the program is not ensured nor is the university liable for any action that ensues based upon the lack of confidentiality.

The user of this Web site ("the User") is hereby put on notice that by accessing and using this Site, The User assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained on this Site may be inaccurate, and/or incomplete, and/or may not meet the specific needs and requirements of the user. The entire risk as to use of this Site is assumed by the User. The mention of a tradename is solely for illustrative purposes. UF-IFAS does not hereby endorse any tradename, warrant that a tradename is registered, or approve a tradename to the exclusion of other tradenames. UF-IFAS does not give, nor does it imply, permission or license for the use of any tradename.

Note: We recognize the confidentiality of the information above. Grower information provided here are revealed for the submitter only.
Search Related Topics

You can search related topics in DDIS Media Library or in previously diagnosed samples by any specialist.
This search is based on the following conditions of your diagnosis.

1. Host Common Name
2. Host Scientific Name
3. Pest Common Name
4. Pest Scientific Name

To learn more about the DDIS Media Library, click on the DDIS Media Library on the left menu.

My role

You may receive samples for similar diagnosis. My Diagnosis allows you to create a personalized collection of your commonly used diagnoses and reuse them when you need. Diagnosis you saved in this area is only available to you and will not be shared with other users.

Save My Diagnosis: save the current diagnosis comment to My Diagnosis. It's important to provide a diagnosis name to help you retrieve it later.

Retrieve My Diagnosis: retrieve your diagnosis comments saved previously and append the selected diagnosis into your current diagnosis.

Since current iPad or iPhone min Safari browser doesn't support file upload, an alternative solution is to download the iCab Mobile (Web Browser). It costs $1.99. Click on "No upload at this time" and you can upload images when you use the sample "Revise" option.
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