Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 Simple way to display pictures stored outside Oracle XE in an html region Category APEX Tips and Tricks Here is how you can show images from server folder: This is just example and assume you create new app. I also assume your XE database is in windows machine. Connect to SQL plus as SYS and create directory: create directory my_img_dir as 'c:\my_images\'; Grant read privilege on directory to DAD user (ANONYMOUS): grant read on directory my_img_dir to anonymous; Grant read privilege on directory to your application parsing schema. Change "my_schema" to your own schema: grant read on directory my_img_dir to my_schema; Create new app and 2 blank pages. I assume first page (id 1) is where you show images. Second page (id 2) is just for call application process. Create application process point "On Load:Before Header" DECLARE l_lob BFILE; l_length NUMBER; BEGIN -- l_lob := BFILENAME('MY_IMG_DIR', :REQUEST); l_length := DBMS_LOB.getlength(l_lob); -- htp.flush; htp.init; -- htp.p('Content-length: ' || l_length); -- htp.p('Content-Disposition: inline; filename="&REQUEST."'); -- -- close the headers owa_util.http_header_close; -- -- download the BLOB wpg_docload.download_file(l_lob); -- END; Make process conditional if page is 2. Create HTML region to page 1 and place to region source: <img src="f?p=&APP_ID.:2:&APP_SESSION.:my_picture.gif" alt="" /> Replace "my_picture.gif" with real image name you have in folder c:\my_images. Image name is case sensitive PS: In above instructions replace c:\my_images\ with e.g. /var/my_images in Linux. Make sure "others" have read permission to folder and image files in it. Folder owner and group can be e.g. root. Original article in Oracle APEX forum.