Inserting images as BLOBs - any way to avoid using base64encode?

Terry Judd tsj at
Sun Aug 5 20:24:34 EDT 2007

Hi - I'm about to use SQLite to store all the resources for a large ed
application I'm about to start building and was wondering whether there was
any way to get images into and out of the database without having to
base64encode/decode them. It looks like the encoding process adds about 30%
to the file size, which for this project could add an extra 100 MB or more
to the database file.


Dr Terry Judd
Lecturer in Educational Technology (Design)
Biomedical Multimedia Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3052

61-3 8344 0187

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