Hi all.

I have this new client who does dog-sled rides. He gives his customers a cd with pics of the ride from his digital camera.

I thought it'd be a good idea to create image galleries on the website and uploading the pics there instead of giving away the cd (to increase traffic among other things).

Wanting to make the image upload process as easy as possible I thought of gzipping all the image files, uploading just the gzip and getting the server to manage the gallery generation.

Is this a good idea? Am I overcomplicating things or will I end up overloading the server?

Could anyone share any ideas regarding the general flow of the script?

I'm just starting to 'cook' this and I never used zlib or anything like it before. Comments will be much appreciated.