Software Update: Jalbum 8.9

Version 8.9 of Jalbum was released on Friday. This program makes it easy to generate and edit professional looking HTML photo albums. In a well-arranged interface, photos can be easily edited, the order can be changed and the appearance of the web page can be determined. Once everything is to your liking, the result can be placed on a web page via the built-in ftp client. Because the software is developed in Java, Jalbum is available for a wide range of operating systems. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

News and Updates

  • Prepared for Jalbum’s future photo book service
  • New notification panel for non-intrusive, information messages
  • Linux version should now run on Open Java as well as Sun’s Java
  • Better detection of circular folder references. Throws descriptive error instead of wasting all available RAM during album build
  • Developers: New SkinModel and SlideModel classes for skins that wish to decide on the data type mapping of variables and set defaults
  • Developers: JCustomPanel now prevents calls to saveUI when loading the UI. This makes it safe to use plain event listeners or Jalbum’s new StateMonitor to synchronize component state and then call saveUI from there.
  • Developers: LinkFile objects print themselves more clearly
  • Developers: Jalbum’s internal HttpConnection class can now upload files
  • Developers: Jalbum’s SignInManager can now throw PropertyChangeEvents when signing in/out
  • Developers: Jalbum’s FileFilters utility class can now generate JPEGs to RAM memory
  • Eight languages ​​updated. Thank you dear translators!

bug fixes

  • Opening the file chooser on Windows while running Jalbum on Java 1.5 would fail
  • Fixes bug in relativePath calculation. The bug caused incorrect paths between folders with similar names (“res” and “restaurant” for instance)
  • Jalbum sometimes scaled images one pixel too small. Having a 2000×2000 bound could make Jalbum scale to 1999xsomething (rounding error). This one has been around since Jalbum 1.0 probably
  • Fixed bug in Jalbum’s edit panel. The image being edited was left even when moving to the explore view or switching album project. Now the currently edited image is cleared when editing is done (We do a setAlbumObject(null), therefore check any image specific UI plugins that they can handle null as argument to setAlbumObject!
  • JAlbum’s PropertySettingFilterWrapper class now compatible with Jalbum’s XML serialization
  • Fixed bug in Jalbum’s AlbumImage class when using files that haven’t had their variables initialized
  • Fixed bug in reading text resources over a network (we were assuming local file system access)
  • Jalbum’s classic Blur and Sharpen filters wouldn’t handle images having other color models than RGB

Version number 8.9
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website Jalbum
file size 13.80MB
License type Freeware