The free download of Stu’s Quiz Boxes includes the ability to include images or photos on any or all question panels! Probably the most common request received from Quiz Boxes game makers around the world has been – “Please include photos in your next version” – so that’s exactly what I did.
With Stu’s Quiz Boxes, you can choose to have an image by itself as the question, or have an image with a text question beside it as shown below:
The inclusion of photos brings a whole new dimension to Stu’s Quiz Boxes. Here’s how you can create your own multimedia quiz:
1. You need to think about the type of questions you could ask that include a photo, image or diagram. Some examples include:
- A Movie Quiz (as described above)
- A “Parts” Identification Quiz
- Interpret that diagram
- Visual Puzzles Quiz
- A “Spot the Difference Quiz
2. As normal, put your 31 questions together into six categories with five questions in each (plus Quiz Boxes Breaker)
3. Type all your questions into a NEW Quiz File in the Quiz Boxes Question Editor
4. Save the new Quiz File into a folder of its own inside the quizzes folder, or elsewhere on your computer. Every JPG Quiz MUST be in its OWN folder! Name the folder appropriately, then open the folder and name your quiz appropriately.
5. Sizing your photos: Gather/make your appropriate image for each question. The images/photos must be prepared and named carefully. All images must be save in JPEG format. No other format is acceptable. Any image you use MUST have a MINIMUM height of 50 pixels and MAXIMUM height of 400 pixels. If your images are any taller than this, they will be automatically cropped to 400 pixels. The width of your images can vary from a minimum of 50 pixels to a maximum of 860 pixels. If you wish to include a text question with your image, the MAXIMUM width of your image should be 400 pixels. You should not type question text for any image greater than 400 pixels wide. For these wider images, just type a dot (.) for the question text. To assist with resizing and cropping your photos, I recommend the free and excellent Irfanview program for Windows.
6. Naming your photos: Rename each JPG file so that the first question ($200) in the first category is called J1-1.jpg, the second question in the first category is J1-2.jpg and so on until the last question ($1000) in the sixth category is called J6-5.jpg. The Quiz Boxes Breaker question image file must be called JFJ.jpg. In total, you should have 31 JPG files if you have an image with every question. Place all the needed JPG files into the same folder as the quiz (.txt) file.
7. If you’ve done this all correctly, run Quiz Boxes and test your JPG Quiz file by opening the quiz inside your newly created folder. All the images should just appear!
So you’d like to include an image with your Answers?
Yes, it can be done as well. Have a read here.
Sharing your JPG Multimedia Quiz Boxes Quiz:
Of course, if you’ve created a great new multimedia quiz, you’ll want to share it with the rest of the world! And I’m happy to host it here for you. All you have to do now is ZIP that folder you made and then email it to stu_hasicATyahoo.com (replace AT with @) as an attachment and I’ll add it to the list of quizzes at the site for others to download. If you send me your name, I’ll credit you for creating the JPG quiz as well. Please – NO inappropriate images- they will not get published.
How do you “zip” a folder? You can use WinZip that you have to pay for, or you can use 7-Zip for free! You basically run the program and select the folder you created and it will make a single zip file out of that folder and all its contents. When people download it from the Quiz Boxes site, they just unzip it into their QuizBoxes\Quizzes folder and it will be available for their use!
So what are you waiting for? Start making your own cool Quiz Boxes Multimedia JPG Quizzes! Tell us all about them below, or if you have any questions, just ask in the comments box at the bottom.