thanks for your response
i had never used data assist insert record before(had always used dreamweaver insert record)
i tried data assist insert single record and binded the picture fields to the dfp client file name for that file field image upload.
worked like a charm-> the images uploaded to folder 'uploads'
and the file names 'img_1.jpg' 'img_2.jpg' 'img_3.jpg' img_4.jpg' inserted in the proper column 'item_pic1' etc. of the item record.
so on the item display page i used
<img src="uploads/<?php echo $row_rs_itemcat['item_pic1']; ?>" />
WebAssist is the GREATEST!