Image Getter


#1

Hi,

Im trying to create a feature in my rails project that handles a certain
style of image request. My images could potentially be sotred anywhere
on a local disk and hence will not have an application server behind
them which rules out just storing the urls in the database and calling
them.

so in theory a page could request an image file by referencing a the
number 12345 . what it needs to do then is get this image from disk and
return it to the rails project.

Is this possible in ruby on rails?


#2

Hi Chris,

Chris G. wrote:

so in theory a page could request an image file
by referencing a the number 12345 . what it needs
to do then is get this image from disk and return it
to the rails project.

Is this possible in ruby on rails?

You can allow a visitor to upload files, but no web app can simply grab
files off a visitor’s computer. If visitor uploads are what you’re
looking
for, see the file_field or file_field_tag methods at
http://api.rubyonrails.org/

hth,
Bill


#3

Bill W. wrote:

Hi Chris,

Chris G. wrote:

so in theory a page could request an image file
by referencing a the number 12345 . what it needs
to do then is get this image from disk and return it
to the rails project.

Is this possible in ruby on rails?

You can allow a visitor to upload files, but no web app can simply grab
files off a visitor’s computer. If visitor uploads are what you’re
looking
for, see the file_field or file_field_tag methods at
http://api.rubyonrails.org/

hth,
Bill

Sorry i must have explained that badly.

Basically there are going to be thousands of images, so we dont want to
be storing them within our rails /images directory for example and would
rather have a section of disk space for that.