JAlbum is a free, Java based tool, which allows you to create online photo albums from your images and movies. This software was created by David Ekholm, and it was meant to be free, but version 10 brings the commercial license which for $55 will remove any adds or watermarks for the user.
There are already a lot of people using this album creator, for it is a versatile program which has a lot of features. For instance, you can drag and drop a folder containing your photos into JAlbum and it will display the photos in the editing window, allowing you to quick select an album skin and style, thumbnail and picture size, and preview it before saving it. Then upload it to any site with jAlbum’s built in FTP support.
jAlbum version 10 brings support for TIF and partial support for PSD format besides the already common JPEG, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, WMPG format images. You can calculate the album size, extract comments from pictures, and much more. All skins have one or several CSS styles attached, so that you may choose one that is better suited for your album. Latest version offers now the possibility to edit photo’s metadata within jAlbum’s interface. The information resulted can then be exported to other applications that support XMP formats.
In case you are interested to try it out, jAlbum 10 is available as free download for Windows, Mac (OS X 10.4 or later) and Linux. Pay attention that in order to use it you need to have Java 1.5 or later installed on your computer.