I am new to Rails and have been diving into many tutorials and online material. I am now beginning to plan/develop my own app. From all the reading I have done I am yet to come across an industry standard way of handling user profile pictures. I have bullet point what I intend to do (below) and would like some suggestions whether this is a good approach and on the right track or whether there is a much better/secure/standard way:
- add a 'ProfilePhotoPath' column to my User Model/Table of type String, which will hold the location path/name of the photo
- on sign-up form implement an image upload functionality to upload profile pic and store at specified location (reference in step 1 above)
note: I have come across the 'paperclip gem' and 'imagemagick', is this a better easier approach to what I want to achieve?