When loading images into databases you should consider what you
want to accomplish. Often there's little or no advantage - you end
up with your image in a database rather than on disk. This
- It's difficult to get at.
- It's not terribly fast to access.
- Your database may exhibit the kinds of problems that you
normally only get on enterprise level systems simply because of the
volume of data being stored.
Often it's better to save the file on disk and put a reference
to it into your database.
However... ImageGlue allows you to get at raw image data so that
this can be done. Internally within Windows the raw data is an
Array of Bytes. You can insert this
type into a database as a BLOB (Binary
To actually get the BLOB into the database can be complicated
and is more a function of database access than of ImageGlue. We
recommend visiting ASP Today at http://www.asptoday.com and searching
for BLOB - which will produce a number of references to excellent
articles on this subject.