JAlbum

Licence: Freeware
Version 8.12.2 | Release Date: 2010-11-04 | Download

News and Updates

* Updated underlying communication libraries (ftp and sftp)
* When having "Change directory locations" checkbox deselected, the directory fields were disabled which signalled they were not respected. Now that has been changed to uneditable fields instead.
* French, Czech and Hungarian languages updated. Thank you translators!

Bug fixes

* Importing old album projects having "Output to image directory" checked wasn't always handled right in 8.12.
* Having "Output to image directory" set as default on an earlier version and then updating to Jalbum 8.12.1 would cause and error. Now fixed.
* Reverted to classic IO for copying files instead of Native IO, as Native IO caused resource issues on some Windows systems. This change doesn't seem to have any significant performace impact.
* Fix bug causing error to be printed to the system console when calculating hash code for images with custom filters applied (for detecting changes)

Version 8.1.4 | Release Date: 2008-12-03 | Download

8.1

Released: 2008-12-03

News and updates

* Widget support! Add new functionality to your albums like visitor comments, view counters, face recognition and more to come. Widgets work no matter where the album is hosted.
* Jalbum is now smart enough to figure out whether to make all or just make changes. You simply press the "Make album" button
* New quick publish button. Publish and update your albums in one button click!
* Jalbum now allows you to sign in on startup. This simplifies several other usages
* On successful sign in, a jalbum.net hosting account is automatically set up (unless you have other accounts already set up)
* On successful publishing, Jalbum guides you how to do more with your published albums (share with friends, add widgets, manage on-line etc)
* The comment box in edit mode can now be expanded vertically
* Album uploads now show progress in MB instead of files. The progress indication is also more accurate now.
* Updated "focal lengh 35mm eqvivalent" table to support more cameras. Thanks Armond!
* Jalbum now executes script if found in system/onstart.bsh on every startup
* Jalbum album RSS feed now includes camera information
* User variables can now be set per folder and image too. See edit mode
* User variables now ordered alphabetically
* User variables can now be copied and deleted easily
* Accidental leading and trailing spaces in folder names are now trimmed
* Advanced: Added system property "subsampling" to override the calculated subsampling. Using subsampling higher than 1 speeds up image loading and scaling and requires less RAM, but can cause scaling side effects with images containing regular patterns in high frequencies.
* Developers: Jalbum's layout manager "RiverLayout" now properly handles invisible components
* Updated translations to over 10 languages. Thank you translators!
* Added a little "Easter egg". See if you can find it :)
* Added help button to the lower right corner of the window that points to video tutorials
* Better error reporting when trying to rotate images that can't be rotated
* Better indication that a skin is loading (spinning gears on the settings button, and status bar text)
* Added 'Open program directory' menu option to quickly access Jalbum's program directory

Bug fixes

* Fixed bug causing void variables near every 1000 images if rows was set to 0
* ja:fileiterator in combination with dirs and nodirs didn't work right when using relative references
* Bug causing null pointer exception when repairing broken links fixed
* Widget powered albums causing trouble with certain skins+browser combinations fixed
* The "Process only updated subdirectories" function didn't handle virtual files and folders
* Fixed progress dialog bug (would report "processed one of 1" for one image albums. Would also skip reporting the progress for image 1)
* Fixed a bug where Jalbum did not always pass a thumbnail path to represent the album to the publishing notifier
* Flipping quickly between skins could sometimes produce scripting errors
* Folder thumbnails did not always work with virtual folders and files

Version 10.1.2 | Release Date: 2008-01-01 | Download

The newest version 8 is 8.13
The newest version 9 is 9.6
The newest version 10 is 10.1.2

Versions of Jalbum differ so much, it might be worth keeping v9 as freeware and putting v10 as commercial w/demo?

Version 7.3.1 | Release Date: 2007-10-19 | Download

2007-10-20 7.3.1

Changes

* The slide show can now be exited by going past the end
* Various usability improvements to user interface (folder trees can't be fully collapsed, added tooltips, use of album icon for folder tree etc)
* JAlbum is now smarter regarding what folder to preselect when connecting to a server
* JAlbum will now avoid to propose directory names in publish window that already exists
* Leading and trailing spaces in camera information are now stripped (Olympus cameras had this)
* Added new Tool to reset folder dates to date of most current containing file
* Updated translations. Thank you all translators!
* New language added, Romanian. Thank you Alexandru Bogdan Munteanu

Bug fixes

* JAlbum would trigger a software firewall warning upon startup (when looking for free ports to use for its album sharing server)
* Smart upload was not working with directories containing spaces on ftp server (was uploading everything instead of only changed files)
* Problem uploding to directories containing spaces and not being able to navigate inside such directories in publish window (for ftp servers)
* Compatibility with PositionMap skin was broken
* The delete folder progress dialogue of the publish window wouldn't tell what directory was being deleted
* JAlbum wouldn't respect the "make changes" vs "make all" menu options. Would make according to the main make setting instead.

Known issues

* Installing skins in Vista is broken due to Vistas new security system (which prevents an application to add files under its own installation directory). Workaround: Get the .zip version of skins, unzip manually to the "skins" subdirectory of the JAlbum installation directory.

2007-09-30 7.3

Changes

* Files and folders on your desktop can now be dragged and dropped onto the folder tree of the Publish window for publishing. This makes the Publish feature of JAlbum more general so it can be used to maintain not only albums, but your web site too.
* In line with the above, the Publish window can now be set to "advanced mode" where not just folders and albums, but also files can be managed. This mode also allows files to be uploaded to the root of MyAlbum accounts, enabling users to customize their welcome pages.
* The Publish window now orders files and folders alphabetically, folders first.
* The Publish window now shows the size of albums as they are about to be uploaded.
* For JAlbum hosting (MyJAlbum) accounts, the Publish window also shows the account size and space left as albums are about to be uploaded
* More forgiving: Renaming or moving an image directory used by JAlbum outside of JAlbum would often cause broken JAlbum projects (images appearing to be gone as the image directory setting pointed to the old location). JAlbum now repairs a broken image directory reference if found while loading a project. (JAlbum does this by setting the image directory to the same directory as the new project file location)
* Added assistive icons to the JAlbum user interface to make certain JAlbum settings easier to understand
* 17 translations updated. Thank you dear translators!
* Bundled skin XP updated

Bug fixes

* The "Include photographic data in generated images" setting (previously called "Keep photographic data") could cause color distortions with some images. Images also grew more in size than neccesary with this setting
* JAlbum wouldn't show an error if one tried to open a project that couldn't be found
* Renaming a whole album by renaming the root folder (top left of JAlbum window) would cause all kinds of trouble (images and project not being found). JAlbum now takes care of updating references to a renamed album.

Known issues

* Installing skins in Vista is broken due to Vistas new security system (which prevents an application to add files under its own installation directory). Workaround: Get the .zip version of skins, unzip manually to the "skins" subdirectory of the JAlbum installation directory.

Version 7.2 | Release Date: 2007-06-28 | Download

Changes

* Added option to delete/clean files from previous album builds on "make all" operation. This is now the default behaviour. Deselect this option (preferences window) if you prefer the classic behaviour of not deleting any generated files at all.
* Images and folders can now be ordered irrespectively of each other on a per-folder basis
* JAlbum now remembers the last used ordering and sticks to it when new files are added (instead of adding new files last)
* Images and folders can now be shuffled (ordered randomly)
* When deleting files from the JAlbum thumbnail window they are now moved to the recycle bin instead of permanently deleted (currently only for Windows version)
* Added support for arranging and playing mp3 music files within the client user interface
* Added option to automatically close progress dialog when done making an album
* Added option to set the location of the "My Albums" folder
* Publish window now allows folders residing on a remote server to be moved around with drag and drop
* Publish window now senses folders containing albums and represents those with an album icon
* Publish window now has a button that puts the address for the currently selected album on the clipboard
* Removed "Share" button from main panel (seldomly used, use menu equivalent if needed)
* Removed obsolete "Web host signup wizard" from publish window.
* Added new account activation function to publish window for our myjalbum.net hosting
* Added used and free disk space reporting to publish window (myjalbum.net hosting only)
* Various enhancements to publish window
* General JAlbum support files are now placed in a directory called "system". A central cameras.properties file (35mm equivalents database) is maintained within it
* URL encoded links now also have the quote character (') encoded (compatibility with Google images)
* Several languages updated. Thank you all translators!
* Better disposal of used memory during album build
* Mac: window minimization handling
* Mac: menubar icon instead of trayicon
* Bundled skin Chameleon updated to v4.11
* Bundled skin BananAlbum updated to v5.1.3
* Bundled skin ExhibitPlus updated. Also removed ExhibitPlus specific handling from code. Note: From now on, JAlbum won't run properly on older versions of ExhibitPlus and current and future versions of ExhibitPlus require at least this version
* Windows version now compiled with the updated version 5 of the Excelsior JET compiler
* Installer for Java versions updated. Should be more Vista compatible now

Bug fixes

* JAlbum didn't properly wait until "delete directory" operations on a remote server were done
* Publish progress indicator didn't show number of transferred bytes when in secure mode
* Publish window didn't sense changes to projects (actually output directory) while being open
* Various fixes to publish window
* Publishing in command line mode was broken since v7.0
* JAlbum sharing sometimes reported errors even if things worked fine (with older routers)
* If excluding a linked image that was set to be used as folder icon, the folder icon setting was ignored
* Folders that didn't need processing at all could cause problems
* Developers: BeanBinder class didn't pass floats or doubles to setter methods

Version 7.1 | Release Date: 2007-03-12 | Download

Version 7.0 changes include:
# User interface completely redesigned. The new user interface is intended to be easier to use and more extendable, but not less powerful. Parts of the old tab-based user interface is now hidden under settings windows with only the most frequently used options (skin and style selection) on the main window.
# Now co-developed on Mac and Windows to ensure that JAlbum should look good and work perfect on both systems
# Completely redesigned publish section. The new publish section is also intended to be easier to use, but also more powerful. One can now visually browse a remote server using a directory tree control and manage directories like in any full featured ftp client (add, rename and delete directories).
# JAlbum now allows you to build virtual album structures. You can pick images and folders from anywhere on your harddisk to your album. Just drag and drop them onto JAlbum!
# Improved publishing robustness. JAlbum will now reconnect and reattempt serveral times if a file fails to be published before giving up
# High quality image scaling now considerably faster
# Minor improvements to file sharing user interface

Version 6.5 | Release Date: 2006-07-13 | Download
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