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jAlbum 13.4

Create stylish web albums from your favourite digital photos

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: $39.00 (Windows)
Date Updated: 26 August 2016
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Downloads To Date: 6556
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jAlbum 13.4
Share your photos online

Whether you're an expert photographer with a top quality camera, or just happy to snap away with your mobile, it doesn't take long to build up a big collection of digital photos. So why keep them to yourself? Install jAlbum and it'll help you build stunning web albums in just a few minutes, then you can share the results with friends and family just by sending them your album URL.

You'll need to create a Jalbum account first, but that only takes a moment, and there's nothing to pay. After that, simply drag and drop your favourite photos onto Jalbum. Choose your favourite skin in the "Skin and style" box, click Make jAlbum > Preview, and a browser window will open to show your album.

If you'd like to try another design, then close the window and select another skin. Otherwise, click Publish, and Jalbum will upload your photos to its web server. Again, it's very easy, no hassles over entering server names, passwords or anything else, you just sit back and watch the progress bar as it reports each file transferred.

Once your photos are online then Jalbum will give you a link that you can pass to friends, so they can also view your work. Web counters will show you which photos get the most attention, and visitors can even leave comments to let you know what they think of their favourite shots.

Note that since JAlbum 12, there's no ad-sponsered free version. It's now provided as a trial.

JAlbum 13.4 changes (see release notes for more):

- Skins can now be developed using web technologies only (html+css+javascript). No need for any Java or BeanShell knowledge in order to create the settings user interface of a skin. Just add a "ui.html" file to the skin's folder and jAlbum will pick up the named variables from the html form of that html file.
- Skin developers may now also use JavaFX technology to design skin user interfaces with minimum coding efforts using Scene Builder. The visual layout is stored in a FXML file ("ui.fxml"). The needed logic can be added in JavaScript using an "onload.js" file.
- External tools can now be written in any language supported by the underlying Java engine, for instance JavaScript. (Use ".js" file extension)
- The embedded video editor now also supports .mov containers as well as .mp4
- The ordering of files is now unaffected when adding files by drag and drop (was earlier automatically set to "custom")
- Holding down SHIFT or ALT while accessing View->Update will also cause thumbnail cache to be cleared
- Added contextual menus to caption editor for jAlbum's Explore view
- Updated French and German languages. Thank you dear translators
- Bundled with updated Java 8 (1.8.0_102)

Verdict:

Fast, easy to use, packed with features and entirely free, this has to be one of the best web thumbnail gallery generators around

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JAlbum

Posted by: Carroll Donald, 03 January 2012 00:39

I love this Photo Album making program, just too many features to speak of... you can download more templates from JAlbum's web site. Each template has many different settings. If you are posting Photo Albums online, this hands down is one suite (Pardon the pun ;o) ) Tool.

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