11th October 2018: PostgreSQL 11 RC 1 Released!
Supported Versions: Current (10) / 9.6 / 9.5 / 9.4 / 9.3
Development Versions: 11 / devel
Unsupported versions: 9.2 / 9.1 / 9.0 / 8.4 / 8.3 / 8.2 / 8.1 / 8.0 / 7.4 / 7.3 / 7.2 / 7.1

2.4. Server-side Built-in Functions

There are two built-in registered functions, lo_import and lo_export which are convenient for use in SQL queries. Here is an example of their use

CREATE TABLE image (
    name            text,
    raster          oid
);

INSERT INTO image (name, raster)
    VALUES ('beautiful image', lo_import('/etc/motd'));

SELECT lo_export(image.raster, '/tmp/motd') FROM image
    WHERE name = 'beautiful image';