Putting up your best shots on the Web can be a frustrating and time-consuming task that not always delivers the expected results. Creating web pages to host photo collections requires a tool that puts as much emphasis on the layout as on the content. jAlbum is such a software tool – it comes with hundreds of professionally-designed themes for you to frame, organize, and upload your photos in just a few minutes. Alternatively, you can also create your own layouts and skins or customize any of the existing ones until it fits all your preferences.
Praised, among other things, by its ease of use, jAlbum is a really intuitive image editor and photo album creator. Rather than the average photo album, this tool has been designed to help you create web pages of your best images, which you can then upload to your preferred domain directly from this utility. Developed for amateur and professional photographers alike, jAlbum offers high-quality themes and skins that will surely enhance your photo galleries. It contains hundreds of them, and it offers you access to many more designed by third-party developers. Note that access to these extra skins may require purchasing additional licenses. Additionally, the program comes with a set of editing tools and creative effects and filters that will let you put an artistic touch to your photographs before arranging them in the selected skin.
Everything is customizable in jAlbum. You will find comprehensive settings to define the structure of the album, the pages, the images themselves, the effects, the videos, widgets, etc. You can link the thumbnails created by the program to the full-resolution image files, define the number of rows and columns on each page, the order of the images, the scaling method, and the size of the thumbnails. Finally, you can embed copyright notices on them to protect your authorship from unlawful use.
You can buy a jAlbum license or a jAlbum account. The functionality is basically the same in both cases, though accounts include hosting facilities of up to 10 GB (Premium) or 100 GB (Power) for all your photo albums. Pro licenses will let you use the program for commercial purposes, just like the Power account, while the Standard license and the Premium account cannot be used in for-profit projects. The authorization for commercial use includes a shopping cart that you can activate to allow those visiting your photo albums to buy any of your images.
jAlbum offers a perfect balance between simplicity of use and professional results. Anyone can create stunning photo albums and galleries and put them up on the Web in no time with this tool, and use them to promote and sell their creations in a professional-looking environment.
- Includes image editing tools and effects
- Produces full image-based web pages automatically
- Creates pro-looking slideshows
- Includes customizable upload capabilities
- Allows you to choose between custom designs and professional templates
- Some third-party themes require purchasing separate licenses