jAlbum is a free, fully-featured web album creator that allows you to create alums of photos and share them online.
The jAlbum interface has improved a lot in recent versions, and is now a clean, clear slate for exploring your pictures and quickly selecting the ones you want to put into your album. Once you've imported photos, you can rearrange them, remove the ones you don't like, add captions and generally make lots of tweaks to make the most of them. jAlbum also includes a nice set of basic editing tools.
jAlbum's strongest feature is certainly making albums. You've got a view options here - you can make an album to view locally on your PC, upload it to a jAlbum account, or upload it to you own web server. This is very easy to do and jAlbum comes with a number of styles to start out with. You can also download more skins from the developer's website.
You can also share your published albums via a vast selection of different social networks, Facebook and Twitter included.
One minor complaint with the jAlbum is that for an album creation app, it doesn't have as many sharing options as we'd like. It could definitely do with the ability to post to places like Facebook straight from the app as opposed to having to first publish an album before sharing. We also missed the opportunity to add music outside of having to use a custom skin for it, a touch that would make some albums really special.
With a good set of editing tools, and a straightforward process, the free jAlbum makes for a great way of creating photo albums to share with your friends.
jAlbum now always prints some diagnostic message to the system console if a severe error occurs that prevents jAlbum from starting For skin developers: The JColorSelector component is now somewhat better at supporting colors with alpha channels on Java 7 Under rare circumstances, the recent project list would show each entry doubled (since 10.9) jAlbum wouldn't launch on Java 7 (since v10.9) jAlbum's embedded text editor would cause error messages to be printed to the system console when editing new files The "Convert spaces to underscores" external tool was broken Minor fix to embedded Turtle skin (stripping quotation from home page link text)