When you get right down to it, I’m not sure you’ve found the right tool yet for
the job . Oracle is a tool for storing data. Toad is a tool for manipulating
Oracle. Both have some data display capabilities, but data display is not their
main purpose – and when you get to displaying images, you ’ ve
exceeded both of their data display capabilities. (One of your previous
questions, when you asked “ what file extension do I write the file out to
disk with? ” , highlighted part of why that capability hasn ’ t been
built into Oracle or Toad: there are lots of data formats for storing images,
each of which requires separate code to display properly.)
You need an image library tool. Such a tool may well use Oracle as its data
store, but it would have additional functionality to display images from the
library – and to add images to the library, and probably more.
The cheapest and easiest image library tool is a shared folder on your network.
Just copy all the files there, and everyone can see all of them. You can work
with your network security if you want it a bit more protected – only
certain people can add/change/delete files, and a different list of people can
view them; perhaps different lists of users on different subfolders if that
’ s what you need.
If you don ’ t want to do that but want a web-based tool, I bet there are
a lot out there, but I don ’ t know.
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