Thursday, January 20, 2011 Simple way to display pictures stored outside Oracle XE in an html region 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.