Image/jpeg php blob

good afternoon…

ok… got a strange one…

i’ve got a database script that loads the blob from the database into the $bytes string…

and then i’ve been using this display the image…

header(“Content-type: image/jpeg”);
print ($bytes);
exit();

so i’ve rebuilt the server (xampp on windows)

and restored the database…

and everything works just fine apart from no images…

i’ve checked the database… and if i add a new blob even that does not get displayed…

if i echo the $bytes string i get a screen full of garbage. (which looks like what should be a jpeg… )

but no image…

so whats happened… i’ve been through everything i can think of, permissions / checking the mod rewrite urrm… but it’s gonna be something daft… no-doubt… but i’ve looked at about 300 forums and i cant find the answer…

thanks

Pad