jAlbum versions

Create photo album websites from your images and videos
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What's new

v20.1 [May 17, 2020]
- Copy-drag supported! Items can now be copied instead of moved during a drag-and-drop operation by holding down a CTRL (ALT on Mac) while dragging items.
- jAlbum's new details editor view is now enhanced to allow easy copying and pasting of desired metadata aspects like Title, Comment, Author and Copyright between items. For instance: To apply the same title on multiple images, click the "Copy" button next to the title field, then multi-select target items and paste.
- New Story skin bundled.
- Detects and ignores album folders as input to album projects.
- jAlbum now keeps track of of selection after a completed drag and drop operation.
- Improved character encoding detection for EXIF metadata.
- jAlbum's "lifeboat.zip" backup file now always includes the current project settings (previously contained the last saved settings).
- The addition of web locations made more robust (handles empty img width and height attributes).
- The "New empty page" option is now disabled if skin lacks full site support.
- Offers to move existing album if target folder is changed under Settings - General.
- Developers: If skins supply their own templates/empty-page.htt, this will be used for the New empty page action instead of the default from system/empty-page.htt.
- Cleaned up old unused code.
- Developers: New addedDateRSS variable. Works like addedDate, but formatted for use in RSS feeds.
- Updated translations. Thank you dear translators!

v19.2 [Dec 14, 2019]
News and Updates:
- New "Duplicate project" function to simplify making several album projects based upon the same set of images.
- New bundled Animatics skin, replacing Mr.Burn5.
- Updated Groovy scripting engine to v3 rc1.
- Less aggressive cacheing strategy when previewing albums using the internal web server (less need to reload pages to ensure you're previewing the correct content).
Bug fixes:
- Face region tags weren't located correctly for portrait oriented images (wasn't following standard).
- Nullpointer exception on startup if auto-signin active using wrong credentials.
- More graceful handling of broken image metadata (jAlbum would hang on certain images with broken image metadata.
- More robust launching of external preview browser on Linux systems.

v18.2.1 [May 13, 2019]
- jAlbum now has search!. Type your way to that color or font setting instead of browsing through deeply nested settings panels. Finding the right setting has never been easier.
- Bundled updated Tiger and PhotoBlogger skins.

v18.0.1
News and Updates:
- New Project Gallery allowing you to visually browse web preview thumbnails of your album projects (See File->Project Gallery or new button next to the "New project" button). The project gallery allows you to explore all projects present in "My Albums" as well as all projects listed under "Recent Projects".
- Faster album uploads, especially updates to exiting albums due to rewritten media RSS handling and minimizing network IO calls.
- Exclude now deletes cached thumbnails.
- Removed obsolete Show thumbnails with high JPEG compression quality option.
- Removed obsolete Progressive mode image setting.
- Removed obsolete URL-encode links option.
- Languages updated.
Bug fixes:
- More robust uploads. Now recovers from upload problems arising due to inconsistencies between the "manifest.jmf" cache file and the true contents of the server.
- Fixed broken Media RSS generation (URLs weren't absolute).
- Save changes warnings were sometimes generated even though no changes have been made.

v16.2 [Aug 28, 2018]
News and Updates:
- New "Adjust camera date" function to correct the camera date (EXIF date) of images (available by right clicking items). Select multiple items to batch-adjust dates.
- File duplicate support: Select an item or items (image, video, folder) and select "Copy" followed by "Paste" to have the selected items duplicated.
- Updated bundled skins Tiger and Photoblogger.
- Developers: API adjustment to allow plugins to invalidate the metadata cache of album objects.
- Refactored-out old code.
Bug fixes:
- "Smart upload" could sometimes turn into "Upload all".
- Videos could not be rotated.
- .thm files (thumbnail image files) weren't addable through the user interface.

v13.0.8 [Oct 31, 2015]
Collaborative albums
Awesome file organizer
Skin development easier than ever

v12.7.2 [Jun 1, 2015]
12.7
News and Updates
Supports 3-digit hex colors too (#ABC meaning #AABBC)
Developers: Added setWhenAdded to jAlbum's AlbumObject API
Native Mac file chooser now also supports filtering on file types
Added a "Thread dump" button to jAlbum's system console window to ease debugging
Developers: Made layoutHints property available via Config API
Updated bundled skins Turtle, Base and Fully
Updated German and Dutch translations. Thank you translators!
Refactored out old code
Bug fixes
Updating some skins on Windows (Turtle for instance) caused file locked warnings
Newly added videos couldn't be edited (clip start/stop and representing thumbnail)
Fixed bug causing remote directory to be set to another project's remote directory setting when switching projects while upload window is still open
Moving between images in edit mode was slow due to non functioning image cacheing
Fixed bug causing nullpointer exception on some image tools
"Save copy as" could generate images with inconsistent orientation information thereby causing images to be presented sideways

v12.6.4 [Mar 26, 2015]
12.6
News and Updates
Free update for all jAlbum 12 license holders
Significantly faster image tools (Levels, Gamma, AutoCorrect and Arty)
Text and Logo image effects now supports tiling. This addition makes it easier to apply subtle watermarks across your whole images in order to protect them from being copied
Improved keyword management. Easier to add keywords to multiple images.
Minimal skin updated. Now supports keyboard navigation
Bug fixes
Red Eye filter didn't work (still doesn't work in Explore view, but works in final albums and in edit mode)

v12.2.4 [Sep 19, 2014]
12.2.4
News and Updates
Defaults to opening final album in external web browser after publishing album
Increased font size on caption editor of edit view
About window now contains information on Java version and number of bits (32 vs 64)
Updated internal web browser (jxBrowser 4.6)
Updated embedded Java engine (1.8.0_25)
Mac version is now bundled with Java 1.8 by default instead of relying on Apple's old Java 6
Bug fixes
Renaming recently created folders would sometimes make the folder non-openable
Toggling file exclusion didn't always take
Certain URLs (those containing spaces for instance) couldn't be opened in external browser
Released: September 18, 2014
12.2
News and Updates
Please read blog post for details on jAlbum 12.2
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
Added experimental JavaScript support to console window
Updated bundled Turtle skin to v5.1.3
Bug fixes
Several bug fixes, for instance to uploader (more robust reconnects)
Full HD video resolution resulted in 720p instead of 1080p
Fixed ugly rendering of style selector for styles with long names
Fixed problem previewing network mounted albums in external browser
Reopening an alreadty running jAlbum on Mac by clicking the dock icon would restore maximized window to normal state

v12.1.9 [Apr 29, 2014]
News and Updates
- The new "Crop focus" plugin is now bundled, allowing easy positioning of auto-cropped areas
- If a tool or plugin exists both as bundled and manually installed, jAlbum will always use the latest version (the one having the most recent last modified date)
- Added warning icons when using excessive image- and video quality settings
- Updated "ftp4j" ftp library to version 1.7.1
- Improved error diagnostics
- Bundled updated Turtle 5.1.1 skin
- Updated French and Brazilian Portuguese translation
Bug fixes
- Internal browser updated to v4.4, now with a host of improvements
- Re-editing text using the Text effect under edit mode didn't work
- The buttons of the Download user interface were missing text and icon

v11.6.17 [Nov 8, 2013]
- Updated Romanian and Hungarian translations.
- Links may have relative target paths
- Added {buyImageUrl} variable. Exists if images have been published for sale. Skin developers can check for the presence of this variable and simply link to its URL so buyers can purchase the relevant image.
- Bundled with updated skin Turtle 4.5.3
- Developers: Now avoids interpreting complex object-type variables like window, explorer and engine when using the old-style variable syntax. This simplifies using Javascript code that refers to window without the need to surround such references with elements.
Bug fixes:
- Renaming folders caused inconsistent behavior until window was refreshed (since 11.6)
- Convert links to copies broken
- Improved UI updates when titles and keywords change
- Developers: Corrected IO.resolvePath()
- Fixed nullpointer bug in renderer thread

v11.2.5 [Apr 21, 2013]
- The signup procedure is now embedded within the client. Signing up and testing our storage solution is now a far faster procedure than before
- Better error reporting if jAlbum can't connect to jalbum.net storage accounts
- Album objects having file names containing illegal, non web safe characters (like %, # and ?) are now highlighted with warning icons
- Developers: Added Google Maps formatted ${gpsLocation} variable
- Now prevents accidental deletion of remote albums that reside directly at the web root folder
- Updated bundled Turtle skin to 4.2.2
- Fix: Wouldn't launch on old Macs running Java 1.5 if the default skin required Java 1.6.

v10.10.8 [Jan 23, 2013]
- Windows version packaged with an updated installer software.
- Easier to correctly activate license (erroneous trailing spaces are trimmed from the activation code).
- Bundled Base skin updated.
Bug fixes
- Windows version could sometimes trigger security warnings.
- The "IPTC author" field of images could sometimes leak into the xmp title field of images.
- Uploads could sometimes end up with an error in "Notifier" (missing album URL).
- Fix for custom image size error (image specific maxImageWidth etc variables ignored when generating variables).
- Loading album projects by dropping project files onto the dock icon on Mac could sometimes cause errors.
- Fix for not being able to open folders containing double spaces in file names (Windows only).
- More robust against errors reading xml metadata from .info files.
- Fix for calculation of album URL (we sometimes got "No web directory selected").
- Running the Mac version as another user than the installed user would prevent the system standard file chooser from opening.
- Fix for nullpointer exception bug when painting thumbnails in the UI.
[char_desc_2000] => Create online photo albums from your images and movies with this software. jAlbum has built in support for organizing and editing images, but with focus on flexible presentation. Choose from tons of powerful skins (themes), or create your own skin to get the gallery presentation you want, then upload it to any site with jAlbum's built in FTP support. jAlbum is a powerful, yet easy to use tool that is liked by photography enthusiasts and professionals over the world.

v10.3.1 [Jan 3, 2012]
News and Updates
Portuguese translation updated.
Bug fixes
Windows version would hang when dragging and dropping images from the file chooser onto jAlbum. This bug has been around for over a year and is now finally fixed.
Mac version would fail with "Could not initialize class com.adobe.xmp.impl.XMPMetaParser" error on OS X Lion
Error reporting for skins that require "compatibility mode" to run wasn't tight

v10.10.8 [Oct 5, 2011]
- Windows version packaged with an updated installer software.
- Easier to correctly activate license (erroneous trailing spaces are trimmed from the activation code).
- Bundled Base skin updated.
Bug fixes
- Windows version could sometimes trigger security warnings.
- The "IPTC author" field of images could sometimes leak into the xmp title field of images.
- Uploads could sometimes end up with an error in "Notifier" (missing album URL).
- Fix for custom image size error (image specific maxImageWidth etc variables ignored when generating variables).
- Loading album projects by dropping project files onto the dock icon on Mac could sometimes cause errors.
- Fix for not being able to open folders containing double spaces in file names (Windows only).
- More robust against errors reading xml metadata from .info files.
- Fix for calculation of album URL (we sometimes got "No web directory selected").
- Running the Mac version as another user than the installed user would prevent the system standard file chooser from opening.
- Fix for nullpointer exception bug when painting thumbnails in the UI.

v9.6.1 [Aug 25, 2011]
News and Updates
The thumbnail view can now be filtered on image rating (and in the future on keywords etc). Press CTRL F to activate the filtering (CMD F on Mac). See blog post for more details.
Images can be easily rated using keys 0-5 in both thumbnail view mode, edit mode and full screen slide show mode. The rating also shows in full screen slide show mode (can be toggled with the "R" key)
The full screen slide show can be played and paused using the space bar key
When adding files that already exists, allows the user to skip or replace on a per-file basis
New dialog explaining different drag and drop behaviors
If errors occur, the error dialog now has a "Copy" button to copy the error message to the clipboard (simplify error reporting to us)
Added skin API for commercial / licensed skins
Hovering the mouse over the "Filters applied" status icon of a thumbnail now lists the image filters applied
Embedded IPTC titles are now respected by the UI and ${title} variable
Flash videos are now also considered "media files" and gets a superimposed film icon
File type icons now changed from GIF to PNG type
New bundled Flash based skin: "Lumen"
New bundled Flash based skin: "Mr.Burns"
Skin "Simplicity" no longer bundled. Available from http://jalbum.net/skins/skin/Simplicity
Bug fixes
Embedded EXIF captions on some images couldn't be properly read
Embedded GPS coordinates on some images couldn't be properly read
Switching between languages would reset the "After publishing" behavior to "Open publish successful page"

v8.7.2 [Mar 10, 2010]
New in this version is that users can add Widgets; these are small add-ons for the albums that add different functions such as visitor counter, commenting, about, and others. Also a photo editor has been added for basic editing and manipulations, such as red-eye removal and cropping.

v8.3.5 [May 21, 2009]
New in this version is that users can add Widgets; these are small add-ons for the albums that add different functions such as visitor counter, commenting, about, and others. Also a photo editor has been added for basic editing and manipulations, such as red-eye removal and cropping.

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