jAlbum is a commercial and cross-platform application that allow anyone to create professional and astonishing digital, web-based photo albums with minimal effort.
Features at a glance
Key features include easy to use graphical user interface, compatibility with any modern web browser for viewing the generated photo albums, EXIF support, image filters, professional-grade album functions, and support for multiple languages.
In addition, it provides users with a highly customizable photo album appearances, an easy to use wizard dialog for generating albums, integrated file transfer (FTP) client, as well as the ability to create albums with comments and text.
Thanks to a great selection of skins that are built into the application, it allows users to effortlessly create beautiful photo and video websites with only a few mouse clicks. More skins are easily downloadable from the project’s website.
For each skin, the program also allows users to add a different background image or pattern, as well as custom fonts, called styles. By default, it comes with different styles for each skin, making the software truly customizable.
How it works and looking under the hood
The application features a modern and straightforward graphical user interface (GUI) written entirely in the Java programming language, which means that it’s quite portable.
Officially supported operating systems include GNU/Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. On Linux, it is distributed as installers for Debian/Ubuntu or Red Hat/Fedora operating systems (deb and rpm), as well as a universal binary file for the rest of them.
To create a web album, all you have to do is to click the “Add” button in the main view area. Then, you can choose which photos to add, set the album’s name, tags and description, and click on the “Make Album” to generate the website.
jAlbum is a really great product for generating complete websites with photos and videos in only a few minutes with minimal effort. Each album comes with its own features, including support for social networkings, full screen, and slideshow.