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Displaying Images that Reside in a Database

Written by Bill Graziano on 13 November 2001

A commonly asked question on ASPMessageboard.com is along the lines of: "How do I display an image that resides in a database via an ASP page?" There are many applications where image information needs to be saved - for example, in an employee database you may wish to include a picture of each employee, or in an eCommerce site you may wish to include a picture of each available item. Essentially two approaches exist: store URLs to the images in the database, or store the actual binary representation of the image in the database. Each approach requires a different solution for displaying the images via an ASP page. Read this FAQ to learn more!