I want to make a BIG picture gallery. I wanted to sort the pictures by author, size, theme, etc. To ad a search engine... My first thought was to use php with mySQL, and store the pictures in the database. Then I found out that mySQL databases are usually limited in space (mine is 25MB). So I'm now thinking of only using the database to store information about the pictures, and somethig like a pointer to the pictures which will be located somewhere on the site.
The problem is that I have no idea how to do this. If you can point me to some place where they can show me a tutorial of some sort, or you have a better idea, I would be gracefull.