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 12.2 is a minor update, with these changes:
- New full screen slide show, simplifying the process of approving images
- Zoom support added to edit panel
- Sub directories can now be chained, simplifying sequential navigation through large album trees (see Advanced->General). This feature defaults to off
- Improved reading of TIFF and JPEG 2000 files
- Displays time info when dragging clip and thumbnail sliders for videos
- Windows version bundled with latest Java 8 engine (1.8.0_20)
- More solid parsing of various video formats
- Performance enhancement: Better cacheing of image size calculations
- Developers: Updated JSON API now including image specific metadata. Developing Javscript based skins now easier than before
- The whenAddedDate now corresponds to when an album object has been added to an album, and not to an album project. This also gives less eager creation of albumfiles.txt files.
- The address bar of the internal browser now has a context menu
- Bundled skin Minimal now uses HTML5 instead of tables. Thanks jGromit for this one.
- Various minor improvements
- Updated bundled Turtle skin to v5.1.3