We recently helped a client convert PDF files stored as a unicode string in a SQL Server binary column to actual PDF files, so that they can view the PDF files from within SQL Image Viewer.
Expanding on this idea, we could develop a product that helps users convert binary data from one form to another e.g.
- convert images from one format to another
- process images e.g. resize, add watermark etc
- compress blob data using zip or lz algorithms to reduce blob size
- link to external applications to process the blob data (e.g. ghostscript to compress PDF)
We would like to hear your thoughts to know if such an application would actually be useful to you. Please leave your comments below, thank you.