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Jonathan Morales
Jonathan Morales
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How to get image from database to display on web?

How can i use php to fetch image from database and show it on my php file? I am uploading a image directly to the localhost database. Each time i try to echo the image i only get a bunch characters and symbols. i tired by writing

while($row = mysqli_fetch_array($result)) { echo "<tr>"; echo "<td>" . $row['firstname'] . "</td>"; echo "<td>" . $row['lastname'] . "</td>"; echo "<td>" . $row['age'] . "</td>"; header("Content-type: image/jpeg"); echo '<td> <img src="data:image;base64,'.$row['img'].' "></td>'; // here i try to show image echo "</tr>"; }

but it does not work for me

1 Answer

Jonathan, I strongly suggest you not store images directly in a database.

Instead, just store their names as strings (e.g., test.png or test.jpg, etc.) in a database table's field and then use PHP to fill in the src attributes for your img tags.

Putting images directly into databases has some large drawbacks!