Whether you're an expert photographer with a top quality camera, or just happy to snap away with your mobile, it doesn't take long to build up a big collection of digital photos. So why keep them to yourself? Install jAlbum and it'll help you build stunning web albums in just a few minutes, then you can share the results with friends and family just by sending them your album URL.
You'll need to create a Jalbum account first, but that only takes a moment, and there's nothing to pay. After that, simply drag and drop your favourite photos onto Jalbum. Choose your favourite skin in the "Skin and style" box, click Make jAlbum > Preview, and a browser window will open to show your album.
If you'd like to try another design, then close the window and select another skin. Otherwise, click Publish, and Jalbum will upload your photos to its web server. Again, it's very easy, no hassles over entering server names, passwords or anything else, you just sit back and watch the progress bar as it reports each file transferred.
Once your photos are online then Jalbum will give you a link that you can pass to friends, so they can also view your work. Web counters will show you which photos get the most attention, and visitors can even leave comments to let you know what they think of their favourite shots.
Note that since JAlbum 14, there's no ad-sponsored free version. It's now provided as a trial.
JAlbum 18.2 changes (see release notes for more):
News and Updates
New work flow indicator to better assist new users in the start-make album-upload album work flow (shows for unlicensed users only)
Somewhat faster album deletes when deleting published albums
Uploader now has a better auto-discovery mechanism for determining the web root URL and web root folder.
Uploader has a new mechanism to auto-discover the ftp server name given the web address. Correctly identified server names turn green
Bundled the completely rewritten PhotoBlogger 2.1 skin.
Made generic error dialog expandable to reveal full stack trace
Minor robustness improvement to uploader. (Reconnects if ftp server reports that data connection is down during transfer)
The preview address of the upload window was incorrectly adding a slash (/) when referencing plain files
The upload dialog is now modal in order to avoid bug in Mac OS X where the upload confirmation dialog appears behind the upload dialog.
Fast, easy to use, packed with features and entirely free, this has to be one of the best web thumbnail gallery generators around