This is simply one of the best photo album creators out there! Two Thumbs Up! Lots of great features. Don't forget to visit the web site to download more Skins.
JAlbum has been around for more than 8 years now. If you want to take photos and put them on the web, in a picture frame, in a book, it is an incredible product. You can even use it to just package your photos for an email. Java based so it works on any OS, 100+ custom skins plus easily create/modify your own. There is an online version and a desktop version. Includes its own ftp software or use your favorite (WinSCP, FileZilla, etc.) so you can upload to their site (yes, you even get some free hosting space) or to your own host. Jalbum generates a single directory with everything (slides, thumb nails, HTML pages, comments, etc). Upload to wherever. No idea what the previous reviewer was concerned about. If you have a digital camera and want to share your photos on the web, start right here.
Jalbum has a very clean interface and does a pretty good job displaying photos. It comes with a handy editor for minor photo adjustments and a variety of display options.
My major problem with the program is that it is designed almost exclusively for use with the company's web site, where you pay a fairly high fee if you want to publish more than a small number of photos.
If you expect to be able to generate HTML files to use elsewhere, be warned that the program makes it very difficult to get to your finished product. Also, once you produce something to be used with a web browser, once you view all the pictures, there is no way to get back to the page where you posted the link other than using your browser's "back" button.
If you want to publish your photos to jalbum.net, it's a pretty good tool. Otherwise, I would use something else.
I've tried out several gallery programs and this knocks the socks off the rest. Excellent program and it's updated regularly. There's a lively community forum on the home website if you need any help. It isn't the simplest program to use and has a wealth of useful features but isn't full of worthless bloat. With a little experimenting you can find how versatile JAlbum is, especially if you want it to blend with your own website. I heartily recommend this one.
I love it. Does what it's meant to in a stylish way and all for nothing. Goes great with thingamablog for my purposes ie. dialup, although I do occasionally directly ftp across some bigger jpg files.
Does not see WMF files. It does see most of the other types of files like GIF, JPG and PNG though.
Jalbum an absolute no brainer for any user who wants to put up an album once in a while and wants it to look *real* good.
Well enough as that might be, the ingenuity of what Jalbum really is comes into play if you're a notch above amateur and want the best gallery tool available to communicate your work exactly the way you want it. I've been through a lot of image gallery tools and found of 100% them lacking in one or other feature that has made for post-editing the output with a separate HTML-editor to get what is needed. Jalbum lets you do all you need within one piece of software.
As with any software with serious capabilities, if you go beyond the defaults you need to spend a few minutes in the manual but that is more than well spent time. I'm plumb amazed that this is freeware, it's simply the best image gallery tool I've ever used.
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