Loading images into ArcSDE. Good or Bad ?

Discussion created by haniu_ntt on Apr 30, 2012
Latest reply on May 1, 2012 by haniu_ntt
Dear all,

Do you think its appropriate to store image data into database ?
If I load the images into the database, will they degrade in quality ?

In ArcgIS, There are two methods of managing the image, first is by loading them into the database and second is by keeping reference to the location of the images.. Now, if loading the image into the database is "BAD", why is there such capability in ArcSDE ?