I'm not sure if this is the most suitable place for this post, but here I go:

I'm creating a form in which various fields must be filled in. There's a section within which includes three file fields so that any record can have up to three linked images. I said "linked" on purpose. As far as I know it's not the best way to store the images within the database (MySQL), but to store their URI's instead in simple varchar fields.

So my question is: how to allow the user to browse which images to select in his/her system, and when the send button is clicked, their URI's are sent instead of trying to upload them.