Yes, but that won't always fit the application.
In one case, I have a user that wants to use a directory for uploading photos displayed in forums and a gallery. So the photos will be uploaded and used without any actual records. Basically he wants to host his own images.
In a second case, there is more than one table and different records might reference one photo. If they delete a record from one table and it includes a delete file behavior, then the other table loses the image. So I was hoping this could be a separate part of the CMS that only deals with a folder of images.