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 is a major update, with these changes:
- jAlbum 13 comes with a new free 30 day trial for all users! Free update for all who have an active support & update plan.
- Support for collaborative albums (albums where several people contribute with images). Have images mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org automatically appear in collaborative album projects
- Organize your images easily in folders based on camera date, place etc. Have duplicates deleted. See View->Organize
- jAlbum's Explore view now has multiple level undo & redo for many operations (move, rename etc)
- Control folder structure of generated albums independent of how source images are organized (See Settings->Structure)
- New embedded browser component ("WebView" based on WebKit) for preview view mode, capable of playing mp4 videos natively. Currently available on Windows and Linux versions only
- Windows version comes as 64 bit app by default
- Native file choosers are now used everywhere
- Updated Arty filter sporting three new artistic filters and improved performance
- Responsive skin "PhotoBlogger" now bundled
- Processed videos now go inside "slides" sub folder
- Updated bundled Turtle, Base and Minimal skins
- Developers: New "videoPath" variable. JSpinner controls may now have Strings and Doubles too.