I cant appear to obtain mod_rewrite to skip a folder, this is actually the code i've also it just overlooked the rule for that img directory:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteRule ^img/.*$ - [PT]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?url=$1 [QSA,L]

Any help could be appreciated :)