Graphics in DataBase Files

I have a database with over 900 items in it and would like to add pictures to it to describe each item in the database..  I would like to use JPG format do to size.. The JPG fiels are only 9K in size and the BMPre 50K..  I looke at the sample file in D3 FishFase..  This is somthing like waht I'm looking at.  The photos where taked with a digital camera..
jim zerbeAsked:
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slpCommented:
You can use a Blob Field to store ANY kind of file in a database, use something like:

MyTable.FieldByName('ITEMPIC').LoadFromFile('SOMEPIC.JPG') ;

to fill the field; you can similarly retrieve the contents back to a file with the SaveToFile() method.  DISPLAYING a .JPG is another question: Delphi 3 comes with a .JPG display component, but for D1 or D2 you'll either have to roll your own or buy a component or library (I use ImageLib and am pretty happy with it).


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