From: Ralph Deffke

> however there are some reasonable reasons to store a
> image in the database.
> 1. if u have no access to write files to the disk this
> is the case in most free hosting services they give u
> php and mysql and thats it
> 2. if u want some access control to the image, e.g. login
> controlled. server admins dont like u playing arround
> with the htaccess file
> 3. its easy in those and other cases
> 4. image directores are public, and apear in search engines

5. There is a natural relationship between the images and other data
already in the database, such as ID photos linked to employee numbers.

Bob McConnell

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