View Full Version : bit of advice - filterable images

03-27-2012, 10:43 PM
I've got a project. I've got 1000's of images and I want a series of drop down boxes to be able to filter through them based on associated tags specific to each image and dynamically show thumbnails based on the current selection. I'm assuming it would need to be stored in some sort of database, but other than that i'm a bit stuck with how to start.

Any existing similar scripts that spring to mind which i could look at? any tutorials or guides you can think of?


03-28-2012, 09:38 AM
Normally you would upload the images to a designated directory on the server and store the meta data (path ro image, tags etc etc) for each image in a database. How you design your database tables to store the meta data depends on what information you want to store.

Then on your web page you should use a server side language (php, asp, jsp etc) to extract the relevant info from the databse to create the html for the dropdowns.