Save an Image to a Filestream

In order to save an image to a database, you should first convert it to a byte array using a filestream. Once completed this byte array can be written to your database, usually being stored as a VarBinary DataType. In order to work with filestreams you must first add a reference to System.IO at the top of your project, the following code will then take care of the rest:

string strBLOBFilePath = yourImageFilePath;
FileStream fsBLOBFile = new FileStream(strBLOBFilePath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
Byte[] bytBLOBData = new Byte[fsBLOBFile.Length];

fsBLOBFile.Read(bytBLOBData, 0, bytBLOBData.Length);