jAlbum gives you the ability to process your photos into albums that can then be published online, either on your own Web site or on the jAlbum site. Once you've installed the app, you can quickly add your own photos, and then create albums to share. The program does the rest.
Straightforward interface: This program features a clearly laid-out interface, with tools arrayed around the main window to make them easy to find and access. Buttons at the top of the screen allow you to add photos, videos, or folders. You can then edit your images and add captions with just a few clicks.
Pricing structures: This app provides you with access to a service through the jAlbum website. If you have your own website, you can upload the albums you create directly there. But if you don't, you can use jAlbum to host your albums. Depending on which of these options you prefer and whether you want to use the service for personal or commercial purposes, there are different fee schedules available. This ensures that you're only paying for exactly what you need.
Setup: Setting up your account can be a little tricky at first. Tutorials assume that you already have an account; but when you download the app, you can immediately begin creating albums. What you do with them next, may not be immediately clear to inexperienced users, and the Help file isn't much help with this. But there is an Upload button at the bottom of the screen, and clicking that starts you down the road toward creating your online account and managing your albums.
jAlbum is a useful and convenient service that, once it's set up, gives you great flexibility when it comes to publishing and sharing your photos. The flexible price structures allow you to pay for just what you need.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of jAlbum 12.1.
Create web albums from your digital photos, or any file, just the way you want it with this award winning software. - Manage your photos jAlbum has a built in image editing features for basic image re touching and a file handling system. Polish the photos you like and remove the bad ones. It's just a matter of drag and drop. - Customize your album Use flexible templates called "skins" to create customized albums in HTML, Flash or any other format. Add advanced functionality like shopping cart, music and more. New skins are continuously added to jalbum.net by creative jAlbum users, for you to download. Be sure to check them out. - Publish and share Publish your albums to the free hosting on jalbum.net or any site with jAlbum's built in FTP support. Share your albums and receive feedback on jalbum.net. - Add widgets Widgets are fun tools that add functionality to your jAlbum such as commenting on photos and easy browsing between your albums.
What's new in this version:
- Redesigned user interface, more targeted at professionals and cleaned-up
- Embedded browser preview (Google Chromium) streamlining the work flow. (Can be switched off under preferences)
- Auto updates the album preview when playing around with settings when viewing the "Preview" panel. Invites exploration of jAlbum's capabilitites
- Faster: Avoids reprocessing of already processed images and videos when resuming interrupted album builds
- Faster: Better file attribute cache... See all new features »