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    Exclamation display images (unanswered)

    Hi,

    I have been looking for away to allow my users to submit an image. From an external resource and have it display on a page. And be able to search these images.

    I need the search alphabetically so when they click on A they get all the images that start with A.jpg.

    Can any one point me to a tutorial or start me off with a basic script? Your help would be appreciated as I have been looking in google for hours thanks.
    Last edited by Lyconpire; 11-09-2006 at 10:03 AM.

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    Do you mean they upload an image from their PC?

    I don't understand what you mean by "external resource".

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    Is this script anything like what you're looking for?
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    External as in add a url to the submit box (nothing is uploaded into my server). And have it generate a page with an external image from a url.

    So they input a url into a submit box www.support124124.com/image.jpg they press submit and this goes into Mysql and a page is made where it can be viewed.

    I need it to be alphabetically searched and I have no idea how to do that with mysql.
    Last edited by Lyconpire; 11-09-2006 at 08:20 AM.

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    so they add a link to an image, store the url in database and on your site you show a page with that image on?

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    yes thats it. And i just seen this feature on phpbb forum for a avatar.
    Last edited by Lyconpire; 11-09-2006 at 10:01 AM. Reason: phpbb

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    There is one problem with that.

    Many people dislike having sites "hot link" to their images.
    That's where you have a site that doesn't store it's own images,
    but uses external links to take images from other sites.

    This practice steals bandwidth from the other site(s).

    I suppose if you get permission to do that, it would be fine.

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    But to answer your question, it would be a database (either flat-file or MySQL)
    where the URLs are stored. A server-side script such as PHP would read
    that database list and generate the HTML page dynamically.

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    Once the other site removes or relocates the image(s), your links would
    be broken. Thus another reason to host the images yourself.

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    My members (selected internal users) are using there own websites and am filtering any links that are not from there site. I have multiple hosting sites so having the ability to link all my images into one site with out moving everything around is a good idea.

    I hate hot linkers as well and find the features CPanel has to stop this very good.

    Any help on where i could find a tutorial or script would nice thank you.


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