This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
The file gets send to the client as a stream in the REQUEST, so there is no need to try and grab it from his HD yourself! Take alook at how Jason does it, it's open source and try to figure out how you can do it to insert the retrieved file into the DB
subject: Getting information from a Image file stored on client side