If you want to be efficient, store only the image metadata in the database
(path, filename, creator, date, dimentions, format, etc) in the database.
Keep the actual data as a file.


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""Trent Reimer"" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> I'm trying to find an efficient way to pull images from a database. What
I'm
> saying is that the actual image file itself is being stored as a Binary
> Large OBject in the database (MySQL) and that I want to use it on a web
> document.
>
> The only way I've been able to do it so far is to call an external script
> such as:
>
> <img src="grab_image.php?image=picture1.jpg">
>
> where "grab_image.php" goes and connects to the database and spits out the
> header information and then the binary data for the applicable picture.
>
> Is there a more efficient way to do this? Is there any way to embed the
> image information directly in the document without having to call an
> external script for each image?
>
>
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