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Veranderingen voor v14.1 - v15

  • News and Updates
  • New 30 trial days for everyone! Free update for anyone having a current support and update plan or active Premium or Power subscription. Discounted updates for users with older licenses. (See status under Help->"About jAlbum" inside software or on your jalbum.net profile page.)
  • Supports 360° images (Tiger skin + new property panel under Edit while editing 360° images).
  • Supports hard links! Drastically (20 times) reduces size of album folders by using hard links for original images and resource files (Toggle under Preferences->Album)
  • New JPEG reading code capable of properly handling several odd JPEG variants and color profiles. (TwelveMonkeys)
  • Now offering four new extra high quality image scaling algorithms: "Blackman-Bessel", "Blackman-Sinc", "Lanczos" and "Mitchell". jAlbum's image scaling should now match the best alternatives in the industry. See Settings->Images. Credit to TwelveMonkeys for these.
  • New folder property panel allowing quick and intuitive selection of folder specific titles, descriptions thumbnail images and theme images as well as allowing easy selection of theme image crop focus.
  • Theme images may now be selected separately from representing folder images. (Updated Tiger skin demonstrates this, and more skins will follow)
  • The whole code base, including all extensions, refactored to use Java 8 features and more performant constructs. The result should be slight performance enhancements, including somewhat lower startup time
  • Easier to use backups: Now generates "lifeboat" file to album folder during Make album instead of during publishing (toggle under Preferences->Album). This enables users to retrieve backups from published albums even if they were uploaded with 3:rd party ftp tools.
  • Removed ability to include hi-res images (doesn't seem to be used)
  • Smoother looking splash screen :-)
  • Bundled with updated Tiger skin supporting separate theme images, among other improvements
  • Allows adding web locations requiring basic http authentication too
  • Windows and Linux versions bundled with latest Java 9.0.1
  • Mac version bundled with updated Java 8u152
  • Updated languages. Thank you dear translators. Missing your language? Contact us!
  • Developers: JDraggableList now supports static lists too
  • Developers. New APIs for adding theme images to your skins.
  • Developers: New "projectionType" variable available (in json format too) to identify 360° images
  • Old code solutions factored out
  • Note: v15 will unfortunately need to initially reprocess all images when making album projects made with earlier jAlbum versions. From now on, further reprocessing should not be needed. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed user interface scaling issue for hidpi screens causing too small user interface controls (Windows).
  • Videos larger than screen size couldn't be edited (Windows only)
  • The preview didn't always render the full web page on initial display
  • Web root verification failed for servers that redirects between protocols
  • Fix to "IllegalStateException" being thrown on occasion when using the clipboard
  • Clearing xmp coordinates now properly imports backing GPS coordinates again
  • Didn't handle xmp based GPS coordinates expressed in deg,min,sec format
  • "Verify web root" didn't work for ftp servers that redirected between protocols
  • Various minor robustness fixes



Veranderingen voor v14.0.5 - v14.1

  • News and Updates
  • •jAlbum's uploader now allows multiple file selection. Facilitates batch deletion greatly
  • •jAlbum's text editor improved with better character encoding detection and support for loading and saving with explicitly stated encodings
  • •jAlbum's database import tool now supports importing from xml based image metadata databases as well as csv files
  • •Bundled Tiger skin updated to v1.3
  • •New "Cache image ordering" external tool that greatly speeds up album builds on albums ordered by camera date
  • •Robustness improvements to database import tool.
  • •Bundled Java updated to v1.8.0_144
  • •Updated Slovak translation
  • •Developers: New JFormattedComboBox component that allows presentation of combo box data in various formatted ways, for instance percentage format.
  • Bug fixes
  • •Fixed startup crash caused by Windows 10 Creators Update (affected Windows look and feel only)
  • •Fixed broken error window if jAlbum fails to start
  • •Fix issue preventing jAlbum from starting if clipboard was in an illegal state (caused by some 3:rd party clipboard management software)
  • •Developers: JComboBoxes having numbers as model wouldn't update correctly when loading projects
  • •Developers: The thumb.path variable for the current folder of JSON files incorrectly included the current folder itself



Veranderingen voor v14 - v14.0.5

  • News and Updates
  • •Dutch and Hungarian translations updated
  • •Bundled Tiger skin updated
  • Bug fixes
  • •File dialog on Windows wouldn't remember the initial path causing tedious folder tree walking
  • •Web locations not working when making albums offline
  • •Fixed broken "Import database file" tool
  • •Fixed rare ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exception in 3:rd party Apache-Sanselan library (responsible for updating xmp metadata in JPEG images)
  • •jAlbum wouldn't allow two web locations with the same target html page title in the same folder (file name generation clash)
  • •jAlbum would halt on broken GPS coordinates (relates to images processed by PaintShopPro)
  • •Missing Edit icon
  • •Missing closeup image for Web Locations if "makeWebLocationSlides" is set to false (affects Tiger skin)
  • •The alternative lauch .cmd files for Windows required Java 9
  • •Improved error recovery when failing to update xmp metadata (now same robust behavior as in jAlbum 13)
  • •Fixed nullpointer exception when processing album.rss file for images lacking camera model specification



Veranderingen voor v13.10 - v14

  • Introducing the new and fully responsive "Tiger" skin that's intended to replace Turtle
  • New stylish dark user interface look - Darcula. (If you prefer the old look, change back under Preferences)
  • New album object type: "Web locations". Web locations are objects that can refer to any web page, not just local ones. This opens for some really interesting new applications for jAlbum. See for example this album collecting popular TED talks on YouTube.
  • To add a "Web location" to your album, drop the web page onto jAlbum or select New page->Web location. Why not use this feature to make a master album out of existing albums?
  • Bundled skins "Minimal", "Base", "PhotoBlogger", "Turtle" and the new "Tiger" skin now supports Web Locations.
  • jAlbum now has integrated GoogleMaps location tagging, see Edit->Location
  • jAlbum can now automatically embed xmp based copyright notices on all images (Settings->Images)
  • Better integration with external editors, for instance PhotoShop (alt-double click to export to choosen editor)
  • jAlbum's Text effect (Settings->Effects->Text) now supports background color
  • New importer to import metadata from various database backed photo management systems (see Add->From database file)
  • Batch rename now supports regular expressions (select several album objects and select rename to launch batch rename tool)
  • Adapted for Java 9
  • "Skin family" mechanism allowing skins belonging to the same family to share the same project settings. This simplifies moving from one skin to another without having to re-enter the same settings. This applies when moving from Turtle to the new Tiger skin for instance. Just open an existing Turtle project and switch to Tiger, then make the album again. ("Skin family" is a skin property)
  • Developers: New "include" and "exclude" attribute to ja:fileiterator element allowing a comma separated list of categories to be included or excluded, for instance
  • Developers: New "category" attribute for ja:if element, simplifying testing on categories, for instance: . Please replace with for better future compatibility.
  • Bundled with updated Java 8u131
  • Developers: new JDraggableList component allowing skin user interfaces to allow end user to arrange objects by drag and drop
  • Reverted to again presenting "extensions" directly under jAlbum's context menu. (Deleted rotate items for sake of space - available in the toolbar)
  • Translations for major languages updated. Thank you dear translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • jAlbum wouldn't start up properly on some recently updated Windows 10 systems
  • Fixed error importing settings from albums published on https: URLs
  • Improved handling of some malformatted JPEG images
  • Native Mac file chooser didn't respect initial directory
  • Fixed missing lock icon for password protected albums for accounts having more than 10 albums
  • Fixed line number calculation error if line number info is missing
  • Group by place now also respects xmp based GPS coordinates
  • Fix for WOFF font rendering for internal web browser (Mac)
  • Polished UI for Darcula
  • Fixed color error on Nimbus look & feel



Veranderingen voor v13.9 - v13.10

  • News and Updates
  • jAlbum can now link straight from thumbnails to the original version of an image file for individual images. This is convenient when mixing ordinary JPEG images and animated GIF images for instance.
  • Bundled with updated Turtle skin 5.5.15
  • Bug fixes
  • If closed in iconified state, jAlbum would open in iconified state, sometimes not permitting its main window to open. jAlbum now either opens in normal, maximized or full screen state
  • The Arty effects wouldn't process some JPEG images and other file formats
  • On rare occasions, the embedded web browser wouldn't respond, causing jAlbum's user interface to freeze. Now, jAlbum releases the user interface after a 10 second timeout if this browser unresponsiveness occurs again.
  • jAlbum's embedded text editor would sometimes not open files correctly, instead generating error messages to the system console



Veranderingen voor v13.8 - v13.9

  • News and Updates
  • jAlbum's organizer can now also group files by keywords
  • New "price" variable and data entry field (under Edit->Description) to simplify setting price-per-item
  • Bundled Turtle skin updated to v5.5.13
  • Now automatically closes skin update notifications when downloading skin updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed skin installation bug causing some newly installed skins to fail loading (manifests only on 1:st skin loading when going from bundled to installed skin and for skins having compiled code)
  • Fixed missing error cause, hiding errors occuring in compiled code
  • Fixed concurrency issue causing various errors in ssh library
  • Aborting ftp/sftp connection attempts is now more solid
  • Local preview on Linux didn't respect the default browser if the path contained characters that needed to be URL encoded
  • Fix to https based rss feeds (broken "absoluteURL")
  • Fix to disabling of make album button during skin loading (wasn't disabling from UI thread)
  • The logo and text effects wouldn't respect HiDPI if applied to thumbnails



Veranderingen voor v13.7 - v13.8

  • News and Updates
  • Updated editor with code folding and several bug fixes
  • Updated 3:rd party ftp and sftp upload libraries to improve upload compatibility and stability
  • Better integration between jAlbum and editor. Hit the "Edit" button when skin errors occur to be taken to the relevant file and line and see the error highlighted
  • Improved error reporting. Line number reporting improved
  • Polished Darcula look and feel for Windows (Toolbar buttons and slider knob)
  • Closes progress dialog prior to opening error dialog on make album error
  • Closes skin error dialogue when clicking edit
  • Editor also respects Darcula look and feel
  • Includes updated Turtle and PhotoBlogger skins. (Earlier Turtle skin could cause jAlbum to crash on Windows)
  • Added warning icons for too small source images (with HiDPI images selected)
  • Polished notifications for Darcula look and feel
  • Developers: Added file extension filter support to JFileSelector component
  • Minor improvements to HiDPI support for Text-, Logo- and XBorderFilter
  • Embedded editor now uses the OS native file choosers
  • Bug fixes
  • Current HiDPI project settings would be inherited when loading old album projects
  • jAlbum could incorrectly warn about saving changes when closing album projects even if no changes had been made
  • Chained directories logic fixed (could produce some truly confusing linking earlier)
  • Fixed broken Facebook importer and bad looking Facebook icon (for Darcula look)
  • Fix for remembering maximized and full screen state
  • "Upload all" was only uploading changes
  • Fix for full screen bug (Went full screen sometimes even when it shouldn't)
  • The superimposed play icon for video thumbnails got smaller with HiDPI mode
  • Mac file chooser causing nullpointer exception for null directories
  • The Preview view mode didn't get activated when setting Image directory for an empty project



Veranderingen voor v13.6 - v13.7

  • jAlbum's user interface is now also available in a stylish dark theme ("Darcula" look and feel"). Select it from jAlbum Preferences. Note, only available for Pro and Power users.
  • Added support for HiDPI images in generated albums (see Settings->Images). This makes images look sharper on HiDPI screens such as modern mobile devices. Compare these normal-dpi and HiDPI albums
  • Album objects may now be copied and pasted. Even works between album projects
  • Updated user interface icons
  • Updated embedded Turtle skin
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue preventing using symbolic links as album folder



Veranderingen voor v13.5 - v13.6

  • News and Updates
  • You can now drag and drop images and folders FROM jAlbum to other programs, just like you've been able to drag and drop TO jAlbum. This facilitates working with supporting programs like image editors and book making software.
  • New "batch make album tool" to facilitate the remaking of several album projects in one go
  • jAlbum's file organizing tools moved from View->Organize to the top menu bar (really not view options as they relocate files and folders)
  • Developers: jAlbum's template parser is now more strict, catching more syntactical errors
  • Developers: jAlbum's template parser now reports file and line number for errors to assist in debugging
  • jAlbum's Print plugin improved and embedded into jAlbum. It's thereby available under File->Print as well as on the context menu. The Print feature can now also print image dimensions.
  • Slight performance enhancement to template parser
  • Bundled skins Turtle and Photoblogger updated
  • Developers: You can now use Icons.get() to read SVG icons for your skins
  • Updated English, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian and Korean translations. Thank you dear translators!
  • Removed outdated "Alloy" look and feel
  • Bug fixes
  • The color picker for web based skin user interfaces didn't respond to clicks (Java bug, fixed in u112 release)
  • Developers: jAlbum's generated JSON data contained duplicates of inherited user variables. New JSON data is now more compact



Veranderingen voor v13.4 - v13.5

  • News and Updates
  • •The thumbnails in jAlbum's Explore view are now zoomable. Zoom out to any extent to gain overview while arranging objects, zoom in to see details.
  • •The thumbnails in jAlbum's Explore view are now rendered in high resolution on HiDPI (Retina) screens
  • •Now automatically pops up upload/manage dialog on authentication errors while uploading.
  • •Developers: Added "clipLength" variable to conveniently present video length
  • •Now using HiDPI (retina) icons for the buttons of the video player user interface too
  • •Updated translations. Thank you dear translators
  • •Developers: JSON data now includes "thumb" node for root folder too, making finding the representing thumbnail for an album easier.
  • Bug fixes
  • •jAlbum would not always suggest a sub folder to upload to when uploading to one's own ftp server



Veranderingen voor v12.7 - v13

  • News and Updates
  • ◾jAlbum 13 comes with a new free 30 day trial for all users! Free update for all who have an active support & update plan. (Install next to existing version to safely evaluate the improvements)
  • ◾Support for collaborative albums (albums where several people contribute with images). Have images mailed to username@jalbum.net automatically appear in collaborative album projects
  • ◾Organize your images easily in folders based on camera date, place etc. Have duplicates deleted. See View->Organize
  • ◾jAlbum's Explore view now has multiple level undo & redo for many operations (move, rename etc)
  • ◾Control folder structure of generated albums independent of how source images are organized (See Settings->Structure)
  • ◾New embedded browser component ("WebView" based on WebKit) for preview view mode, capable of playing mp4 videos natively. Currently available on Windows and Linux versions only
  • ◾Windows version comes as 64 bit app by default
  • ◾Native file choosers are now used everywhere
  • ◾Updated Arty filter sporting three new artistic filters and improved performance
  • ◾Developers: New JSONMaker API to significantly simplify JavaScript based skin development
  • ◾Responsive skin "PhotoBlogger" now bundled
  • ◾Processed videos now go inside "slides" sub folder
  • ◾Updated bundled Turtle, Base and Minimal skins
  • ◾Developers: New "videoPath" variable. JSpinner controls may now have Strings and Doubles too.
  • Bug fixes
  • ◾Fixed potential UI freeze when loading broken skins
  • ◾Fixed nullpointer exception during file copying
  • ◾More robust handling of camera metadata
  • ◾Fixed bug stopping album making when errors in video processing occured
  • ◾Fixed bug causing cursor key navigation to fail when navigating objects of different height
  • ◾Deleted objects weren't put in the recycle bin when running on 64 bit Java engine



Veranderingen voor v12.6.4 - v12.7

  • News and Updates
  • Supports 3-digit hex colors too (#ABC meaning #AABBC)
  • Developers: Added setWhenAdded to jAlbum's AlbumObject API
  • Native Mac file chooser now also supports filtering on file types
  • Added a "Thread dump" button to jAlbum's system console window to ease debugging
  • Developers: Made layoutHints property available via Config API
  • Updated bundled skins Turtle, Base and Fully
  • Updated German and Dutch translations. Thank you translators!
  • Refactored out old code
  • Bug fixes
  • Updating some skins on Windows (Turtle for instance) caused file locked warnings
  • Newly added videos couldn't be edited (clip start/stop and representing thumbnail)
  • Fixed bug causing remote directory to be set to another project's remote directory setting when switching projects while upload window is still open
  • Moving between images in edit mode was slow due to non functioning image cacheing
  • Fixed bug causing nullpointer exception on some image tools
  • "Save copy as" could generate images with inconsistent orientation information thereby causing images to be presented sideways



Veranderingen voor v12.6 - v12.6.4

  • News and Updates
  • Remembers last used folder for adding pictures instead of always starting at "My Pictures"
  • New "Server mode tool" that also uploads album after album has been made
  • Windows and Mac versions bundled with latest Java (1.8.0_45)
  • Developers: Variables can now be added programatically to the generated json files on album make time
  • Windows version packaged with updated installer builder
  • Bug fixes
  • RSS feed generation could break with certain date formats



Veranderingen voor v12.5 - v12.6

  • News and Updates
  • Free update for all jAlbum 12 license holders
  • Significantly faster image tools (Levels, Gamma, AutoCorrect and Arty)
  • Text and Logo image effects now supports tiling. This addition makes it easier to apply subtile watermarks across your whole images in order to protect them from being copied
  • Improved keyword management. Easier to add keywords to multiple images.
  • Minimal skin updated. Now supports keyboard navigation
  • Bug fixes
  • Red Eye filter didn't work (still doesn't work in Explore view, but works in final albums and in edit mode)



Veranderingen voor v12.4 - v12.5

  • ◾Free update for all jAlbum 12 license holders
  • ◾Supports upcoming licenses with 12 months support & update plan
  • ◾Performance improvements to ftp uploader (less verbose communication)
  • ◾Deleting albums from ftp servers (not ours) is now faster due to use of multiple connections.
  • ◾Uploads to external ftp servers now kicks off faster. The initial delay when the UI was frozen has now been replaced by an instant dialogue with progress spinners and the ability to cancel.
  • ◾Built-in watchdog that triggers the generation of a "thread-dump.txt" file and attempts to unlock the UI if the UI ever hangs for more than 20 sec. (Disabled by default. Enable under Preferences->Advanced)
  • ◾Some improvements to the ftp4j ftp client library
  • ◾"Print selected" plugin improved to support multi line captions and also print videos and folders
  • ◾Developers: API change: AlbumObject.loadImage() now also loads images for videos (the representing image)
  • ◾Several languages updated. Thank you dear translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • ◾Fix for the long standing issue with excluded files reappearing again
  • ◾Fix to allow https based web root URLs
  • ◾The thumbnail image for folders having portrait oriented representing images could sometimes get an incorrect aspect ratio
  • ◾If "Include photographic data in generated images" was checked, some images taken with portrait orientation would be presented sideways on some browsers (iPad's browser for instance)



Veranderingen voor v12.3.5 - v12.4

  • News and Updates
  • Consumes far less RAM memory when making large albums
  • Font size for jAlbum's user interface now configurable under Preferences
  • Added order by file type (category)
  • Improved error logging
  • Facebook uploader tool now remembers last used window size
  • Reordered album tags and album description and removed warning for using more than 4 album tags
  • Updated Turtle and Minimal skins
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed failing to launch on Windows XP when RAM memory is scarce.
  • Fix to image exclusion failing for newly created and edited sub folders
  • Auto completion didn't work properly when entering keywords
  • Filter by keywords didn't work for non image file types (videos for instance)
  • Fixed unnecessary creation of .info files when browsing images in edit view (caused unnecessary reprocessing and uploading of images)
  • Fixed upload progress bar bug for huge albums (>2 GB)
  • Fixed "Headless exception" problem creating Turtle skin based albums from command line on Linux
  • Developers: Fixed broken "Prepare for online and console use" developer tool



Veranderingen voor v12.3 - v12.3.5

  • News and Updates
  • Embedded web browser updated. Support of Mac OS X 10.10 and Debian 7.7 32-bit and 64-bit has been added apart from engine enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Selecting "Embed" from a project context menu will again display the embed code in a separate window
  • Upload window: Clicking on another server folder will cancel (instead of commit) any ongoing rename or folder creation operation. Hit Enter or Upload to commit such operations.
  • French translation updated.
  • Bug fixes
  • The Make album button became grayed out after displaying embed code (displaying the share panel for instance)
  • Fixed rare bug causing deletion of wrong album folder from server when deleting album project (only triggered by a rare sequence of circumstances)
  • Wasn't starting up on Java 7
  • Fixed concurrency issue when logging to system console
  • Bug fixes to Facebook importer



Veranderingen voor v12.2.4 - v12.3

  • News and Updates
  • 30 more trial days for those of you who've tried earlier releases but still not have a v12 license
  • All windows and panels now feature context sensitive help (F1 or clicking "?" button)
  • New Facebook importer, see "Add" button
  • Uploads are now more robust than ever. Uploader routines and libraries updated
  • Skin developers: JavaScript as scripting language added to album engine. You can now script skins in either BeanShell (interpreted Java) or JavaScript.
  • Enables individual images to be excluded from image effects
  • Updated image crop tool. Now for instance remembers last used aspect ratio
  • Prevents users from accidentally overwriting web files when uploading albums
  • Size of recent project menu is now configurable
  • Updated Share panel with embed code embedded into panel
  • Bundled with updated Turtle and Base skins
  • Bug fixes
  • jAlbum couldn't handle images fed directly from a drive root ("F:\" for instance)
  • Videos having non squary pixels weren't presented with the correct aspect ratio



Veranderingen voor v12.2 - v12.2.4

  • News and Updates
  • Defaults to opening final album in external web browser after publishing album
  • Increased font size on caption editor of edit view
  • About window now contains information on Java version and number of bits (32 vs 64)
  • Updated internal web browser (jxBrowser 4.6)
  • Updated embedded Java engine (1.8.0_25)
  • Mac version is now bundled with Java 1.8 by default instead of relying on Apple's old Java 6
  • Bug fixes
  • Renaming recently created folders would sometimes make the folder non-openable
  • Toggling file exclusion didn't always take
  • Certain URLs (those containing spaces for instance) couldn't be opened in external browser



Veranderingen voor v12.1.9 - v12.2

  • News and Updates
  • New full screen slide show, simplifying the process of approving images
  • Zoom support added to edit panel
  • Sub directories can now be chained, simplifying sequential navigation through large album trees (see Advanced->General). This feature defaults to off
  • Improved reading of TIFF and JPEG 2000 files
  • Displays time info when dragging clip and thumbnail sliders for videos
  • Windows version bundled with latest Java 8 engine (1.8.0_20)
  • More solid parsing of various video formats
  • Performance enhancement: Better cacheing of image size calculations
  • Developers: Updated JSON API now including image specific metadata. Developing Javscript based skins now easier than before
  • The whenAddedDate now corresponds to when an album object has been added to an album, and not to an album project. This also gives less eager creation of albumfiles.txt files.
  • The address bar of the internal browser now has a context menu
  • Bundled skin Minimal now uses HTML5 instead of tables. Thanks jGromit for this one.
  • Various minor improvements
  • Added experimental JavaScript support to console window
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin to v5.1.3
  • Bug fixes
  • Several bug fixes, for instance to uploader (more robust reconnects)
  • Full HD video resolution resulted in 720p instead of 1080p
  • Fixed ugly rendering of style selector for styles with long names
  • Fixed problem previewing network mounted albums in external browser
  • Reopening an alreadty running jAlbum on Mac by clicking the dock icon would restore maximized window to normal state



Veranderingen voor v12.1.8 - v12.1.9

  • News and Updates
  • The new "Crop focus" plugin is now bundled, allowing easy positioning of auto-cropped areas
  • If a tool or plugin exists both as bundled and manually installed, jAlbum will always use the latest version (the one having the most recent last modified date)
  • Added warning icons when using excessive image- and video quality settings
  • Updated "ftp4j" ftp library to version 1.7.1
  • Improved error diagnostics
  • Bundled updated Turtle 5.1.1 skin
  • Updated French and Brazilian Portuguese translation
  • Bug fixes
  • Internal browser updated to v4.4, now with a host of improvements
  • Re-editing text using the Text effect under edit mode didn't work
  • The buttons of the Download user interface were missing text and icons



Veranderingen voor v12.1 - v12.1.8

  • News and Updates
  • Skin info window now also displays physical location on hard disk
  • Developers: The AlbumImage.applyFilter API now passes variables bound to the corresponding album object if the AlbumImage was created with an AlbumObject as parameter
  • Developers: The CropFilter and FixedShapeFilter can now accept custom per-image crop regions (passed via user variables)
  • Updated bundled skins "Turtle" and "Fully"
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed bug causing image corruption on certain images when editing recently edited captions (Since 11.6)
  • "Make changes" is now respected again (i.e. images are only reprocessed if they are missing in the output directory or if individual images have been updated)
  • Left, then right clicking an album object quickly on Mac would accidentally open it for editing
  • Fixed occasional error about "not being in pause state" during album upload
  • Embedded browser preview now works with password protected pages too



Veranderingen voor v12.0 - v12.1

  • News and Updates
  • This update is free for all jAlbum 12 license holders
  • Improved printing support for printing multi-image contact sheets. (Right click thumbnail images and select "Print selected...")
  • Easier to locate lost projects: Offers to open existing project when name of new project collides with existing project
  • Mac version now supports retina displays. (Thank you for your help Jan Meyer-Hübner)
  • Supports symbolic links
  • Disables "Preview" view mode if internal browser is switched off
  • jAlbum can now auto-update without requiring to run as Administrator
  • Embedded browser now allows local file access (other file types than html and images)
  • Updated underlying ftp and sftp libraries
  • Language files for several languages updated. Thank you translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Embedded Chromium-based browser now updated to v4.3.1 containing several bug fixes to crash bugs and improved compatibility. Now also supports 64 bit RedHat Linux
  • Image coordinate offset error in edit panel fixed (affected moving control handles)
  • Fixed rotation error when moving between crop and straighten image tools
  • Fix to old bug parsing old-style variables in templates (variables were sometime not expanded)
  • Fixed ClassCastException error when using Synth look and feel
  • jAlbum remade newly made albums one extra time when first flipping to the preview view mode
  • Dropping a project folder onto an already open project would open the dropped project instead of adding the dropped folder to the already opened project (since v10.x)
  • Fixed label type button painting issue
  • Skin info for skins containing spaces in the file name didn't work
  • Skin likes notification kept popping up although dismissed
  • Fix to button texts on trial expired notice



Veranderingen voor v11.6.14 - v12.0

  • News and Updates
  • Redesigned user interface, more targeted at professionals and cleaned-up. Read blog post
  • Embedded browser preview (Google Chromium) streamlining the work flow. (Can be switched off under preferences)
  • Auto updates the album preview when playing around with settings when viewing the "Preview" panel. Invites exploration of jAlbum's capabilitites
  • Faster: Avoids reprocessing of already processed images and videos when resuming interrupted album builds
  • Faster: Better file attribute cacheing, minimizing file IO during operation of the user interface and album making
  • More snappy thumbnail painting in user interface, especially over slow network drives
  • New "Effects" settings tab allowing easy and detailed control of album-wide image effects like watermarks/texts, logos, grayscale, auto-correct and arty filters via an easy to use interface. (Effects applies to all images unlike their "Image tools" counterparts). (Advanced users: The chosen effects are synched with the user variables panel)
  • New "Share" panel to simplify sharing albums via different social networks. jAlbum's sharing is now opt-in, i.e. you have to click the frog to share an album with jAlbum followers and in the http://jalbum.net/explore/recent section
  • jAlbum now checks and informs about incorrectly configured ftp account profiles, ensuring that jAlbum can properly generate links to the published albums.
  • Skin information like feature set and support links now available in new skin information window
  • New Notification Center that remembers and presents notifications in a less obtrusive way
  • Now deletes unused slide and original images from album folder, thereby cleaning up albums when playing around with various skins
  • Added "Use as folder thumbnail" toolbar button
  • Added "New page" toolbar button
  • Album object information is now available when hovering the mouse over the new info "i" status icons
  • Speed-up to deleting directories over SAMBA mounted network drives
  • Folders and web pages now follow the same label type view+editing as images instead of being locked to file names. (Hint: Alt-click the name section to rename object)
  • Prints license state on splash screen
  • Skins Mr.Burn5 and Fully now bundled
  • Implemented logging levels
  • Updated texts. Thank you all translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Rewritten change detection. No more spurious "Do you wish to save changes" warnings
  • Fix for broken "Repair all links"
  • Fixed bug causing lost reference to image directories when storing the project file outside of the image directory
  • Null pointer fix to deepLastModified API call
  • Fixed painting bug on some look and feels
  • Fixed bug that prevented switching back to explorer when clicking a folder of the project
  • Various bug fixes



Veranderingen voor v11.6.4 - v11.6.14

  • News and Updates
  • Added "Order by camera date" as an album-level image ordering option
  • Reverted caption editor behavior to accept enter for newlines. Now draws focus rectangle to indicate focus
  • Added warning if image and output directory are the same
  • Non JPEG files (videos for instance) now delivers last modified date instead of 0 when asked for Camera date
  • Speed up to loading of jAlbum objects.
  • More user friendly reporting of circular folder reference problems
  • Better naming of internal threads
  • Updates to translations. Thank you translators!
  • Minor code improvements
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin to v5
  • Bug fixes
  • Didn't handle externally modified xmp metadata (like face tags for instance)
  • Repairing broken links would only render the first repaired object correctly. Now all repaired objects are refreshed properly
  • Nullpointer fix for loading old skin settings onto new UI containing new UI components
  • Fix for respecting current directory on Mac File chooser
  • Occasional paining error fixed
  • Didn't understand old $variable syntax for subclasses of dates and files
  • Uses jAlbum ordering instead of custom ordering if visiting a folder containing an albumfiles.txt file but no meta.properties file
  • Error dialogue didn't properly display a scroller for long stack traces
  • Using a folder to represent another folder didn't render the representing album object icon
  • Nullpointer fix for Mac file chooser
  • Fixed painting issue when using icon instead of text for JLinkLabel component



Veranderingen voor v11.5 - v11.6

  • Significantly faster video editing (selecting representing thumbnail and editing start and stop)
  • jAlbum now keeps track of when album objects were added to an album
  • Album objects can now be sorted on "when added" date
  • Hovering the mouse over album objects now display convenient information like type, location on disk, size, date added and date modified
  • Far more responsive user interface when managing images that lack cached thumbnails
  • Uses less file IO calls. Speeds up operation where slow disks and network disks are involved
  • More memory conservative when scaling huge images (>10000 pixels wide)
  • Significantly faster operation over SAMBA mounted network disks (>600% speed gain)
  • Improved wait cursor handling for long operations
  • The ftp4j connection type now sends keep-alives every 30 seconds to avoid disconnects due to timeout
  • Supports the MPO file format (3D JPEG images)
  • Updated bundled skins Minimal and Turtle
  • Added pricing link next to sign in button for unlicensed, not signed in users
  • Bug fixes
  • Rotating images and applying image tools to images didn't refresh the thumbnails in the user interface
  • Fixed problems downloading albums using ftpes, ftps and ftp (ftp4j) connection types (exists method broken)
  • Folders who's names starting with the same letters as the album folder would be ignored
  • Fixed painting error in edit panel
  • Non image album objects could be selected to represent a folder or album
  • Fix for nullpointer error when using upload window when jalbum.net is down
  • More robust startup (doesn't bail out if unknown enum properties are found)
  • Renaming files when only the CaSeInG differs would cause double entries
  • Minor code fixes
  • Prevents "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" from being displayed as image caption



Veranderingen voor v11.4 - v11.4.1

  • News and Updates
  • Double clicking template pages that have no embedded user interface will now revert to opening in the embedded text editor.
  • Bundled with updated Turtle 4.3.4 skin (fix for Facebook commenting)
  • Updated Korean translation. Thank you dear translator
  • Bug fixes
  • Selecting the desired image to represent an album using the General settings panel was broken in 11.4



Veranderingen voor v11.3 - v11.4

  • News and Updates
  • Significantly faster (around 10 times) loading of large album projects and sub folders
  • The user interface images and folders are now always in sync with the backing file system so changes directly to the file system, like added and deleted files are reflected in the user interface. No need to manually issue View->update
  • Developers: Custom template pages are now guaranteed to have all variables present during script processing that are present within the element. (Easier for template developers. No need to check for void variables)
  • Bundled with updated Turtle skin 4.3.3
  • Bug fixes
  • Red eye reduction tool was broken
  • Cancelling an album object move by moving the caret back to the initial position would move the album object(s) to the end.
  • Several minor code fixes



Veranderingen voor v11.2.5 - v11.3

  • News and Updates
  • Now preloads the recent album projects list with a sample album project that demonstrates making a full portfolio site using jAlbum including sub folders and custom contact and about pages
  • Skins can now provide user interfaces for custom web pages like "About.htt" and "Contact.htt"! This enables end users to customize such pages graphically from within jAlbum's edit mode = no need to display html source code to end users. Give it a try by opening the sample portfolio project and double click "About.htt" or "Contact.htt". (The source code can still be edited by right clicking template pages and selecting "Edit" from the context menu). These user interfaces are declared within elements of the template pages so the skin developer both declares and uses his variables in one convenient location.
  • Added ability to order album objects by title and caption
  • Added ability to view and edit Titles as well as file names and captions from the thumbnail view (See View->"Label type")
  • Label type for thumbnail view (file name, title, caption) now visible and changeable in status bar
  • Creates web-safe file names if non-safe file names are being used without URL-encoding being active. This should ensure less viewing problems for files using characters like %, #, ? and &
  • Minor user interface tweaks
  • Minor code improvements (better naming of CPU threads)
  • More robust reading of camera metadata
  • Recent project list now max 50 instead of 25 files
  • Bundled with updated Turtle 4.3.0 skin
  • Languages updated. Thank you dear translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Better memory management: Better at releasing unused data in situations where memory is low. jAlbum should now be far better at processing huge albums without running into out of memory conditions.
  • Fixed deadlock bug in Widget panel causing the user interface to hang
  • Some Windows systems would experience slow or hanging start up due to misconfigured printer drivers
  • Album projects can now again be opened by simply dropping their folders onto jAlbum
  • Prevents copying a file to itself (thereby rendering the file zero bytes in length)
  • The state of custom UIs wasn't saved when making the album
  • Handles broken manifest.jmf files on upload = more robust uploads on shaky network connections



Veranderingen voor v11.2.4 - v11.2.5

  • News and Updates
  • The signup procedure is now embedded within the client. Signing up and testing our storage solution is now a far faster procedure than before
  • Better error reporting if jAlbum can't connect to jalbum.net storage accounts
  • Album objects having file names containing illegal, non web safe characters (like %, # and ?) are now highlighted with warning icons
  • Developers: Added Google Maps formatted ${gpsLocation} variable
  • Now prevents accidental deletion of remote albums that reside directly at the web root folder
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin to 4.2.2
  • Bug fixes
  • Wouldn't launch on old Macs running Java 1.5 if the default skin required Java 1.6



Veranderingen voor v11.1.5 - v11.2

  • News and Updates
  • Added "Project ordering" drop menu. Projects can now be ordered by name or last used
  • Videos can now be selected to have their processing bypassed (check "Include original")
  • Added play button onto videos in the user interface to better indicate them
  • Extended tool-tip display time from 4 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Updated bundled skin Turtle to v4.1
  • Armenian translation added. Thank you Hrant Ohanyan!
  • Bug fixes
  • The preview image was not updated while the video clip sliders were dragged
  • The video clip slider was not visible for videos having their own custom thumbnail file (.thm file)
  • Editing titles and ratings of objects in a sub folder wouldn't trigger reprocessing of that sub folder if "Process only updated sub folders" was selected
  • Fix to disabling of undo/redo for read-only text components
  • Respects portrait oriented embedded thumbnails instead of creating separate thumbnails
  • Style hints was applied twice and caused deadlock if opening a project while loading a skin
  • Fixed character encoding issue for EXIF and IPTC metadata
  • The videoWidth and videoHeight variables weren't calculated correctly if a custom thumbnail file were present having other dimensions than the video
  • The underlying metadata-extractor library was sometimes wrongly returning metadata for an embedded thumbnail instead of metadata for the main image
  • The demo filter "SimpleFilter" was broken



Veranderingen voor v10.10.8 - v11

  • News and Updates
  • Converts over 160 video formats suitable for the web (mp4)
  • Auto detects and adjusts video orientation
  • Allows videos to be rotated
  • Videos can have their start and end trimmed
  • Generates preview images for videos
  • Supported video formats are configurable under preferences. There is also a master switch to enable/disable video support under Preferences
  • Now smart enough to pick the latest skin version from disk, be it either a bundled skin or an installed skin (Previously just picked an installed skin, if present)
  • If skin related error occurs, a friendly error dialogue is now displayed helping users to update skin and report errors. (Switch on debug mode to get the classic error dialogue)
  • New license info panel under "About jAlbum" window
  • Bundled the Arty ("Instagram" like effects) and AutoCorrection image tools
  • Support for rotating all images, not just images coming straight from digital cameras (having EXIF data)
  • Tags published albums containing processed videos with a "video" tag
  • If unexpected internal errors occur (stuff printed to System.err), will display a small warning icon in the lower right corner. Clicking it will bring up the error message in the System console.
  • Remembers divider location, if "Remember window position and size" set
  • New pro looking program icons
  • New 128x128 web icon set
  • Minor user interface adjustments
  • Includes updates to Turtle, Base, Mr.Burns and Lumen skins
  • Clicking the thumbnail icon for the current album project will leave edit mode and return you to the thumbnail view (and root folder)
  • Developers: Now sets closeupPath for supported videos to slide page to enable embedded videos
  • Developers: New API for unzipping and downloading
  • Developers: Added the skin variables "videoWidth" and "videoHeight", that will give you the dimensions of the processed/final video (only present if video support is switched on)
  • Developers: Added file category support (fileCategory variable)
  • Developers: Blur filter now accepts different radius/strength
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed bug causing editing of moved objects to break
  • Fix for nullpointer exception bug when painting thumbnails
  • Fix for custom image size error (custom maxImageWidth etc ignored when generating variables)
  • Fix to error linking to non existent slide pages
  • Fixed bug causing style hints to sometimes not being applied
  • Fixed "Invalid code" error when activating license
  • Fixed folder ordering bug for folders ending in a space
  • Fixed bug where folder thumbnails did not always have the movie thumbnail painted right
  • Handles cases where Apache Sanselan can't include xmp metadata in generated hi-res images during upload
  • Fixed bug causing infinite loop when enlarging images
  • Various minor fixes



Veranderingen voor v10.10.7 - v10.10.8

  • News and Updates
  • Windows version packaged with an updated installer software
  • Easier to correctly activate license (erroneous trailing spaces are trimmed from the activation code)
  • Bundled Base skin updated
  • Bug fixes
  • Windows version could sometimes trigger security warnings
  • The "IPTC author" field of images could sometimes leak into the xmp title field of images
  • Uploads could sometimes end up with an error in "Notifier" (missing album URL)
  • Fix for custom image size error (image specific maxImageWidth etc variables ignored when generating variables)
  • Loading album projects by dropping project files onto the dock icon on Mac could sometimes cause errors
  • Fix for not being able to open folders containing double spaces in file names (Windows only)
  • More robust against errors reading xml metadata from .info files
  • Fix for calculation of album URL (we sometimes got "No web directory selected")
  • Running the Mac version as another user than the installed user would prevent the system standard file chooser from opening
  • Fix for nullpointer exception bug when painting thumbnails in the UI



Veranderingen voor v10.9.2 - v10.10

  • News and Updates
  • Faster album making (roughly 30% faster image processing)
  • Faster loading of large album projects (album objects are initialized by multiple threads)
  • New "Make an album like that" feature: Ability to import album settings from existing published albums, so you can copy the look of an album you like. See File->Import
  • Ability to reset an album project to default settings. Practical if you've lost your way in settings. See File->Import
  • Easier and faster skin updating: Skins can now be downloaded and installed from within jAlbum. No need to involve the web browser.
  • Better, user configurable credit links, helping making jAlbum known. See Album settings->Pages
  • New Minimal skin (v2.0). Updated to today's web standards, but keeping the minimalistic feel.
  • Updated Base and Turtle skins
  • For skin developers: New alpha (transparency) aware color selector (JAlphaColorSelector)
  • Somewhat more performant file writes
  • Now verifies validity of web root URLs, making it less likely to have a 404 error when viewing final album
  • Widget support always on for unlicensed users
  • Various minor code improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Users could sometimes get a "No such user" error message after uploading albums
  • Album projects containing folders with representing thumbnails referenced via broken links wouldn't open
  • The output (album) directory was created as soon as skins were loaded instead of at album build time



Veranderingen voor v10.8.1 - v10.9.1

  • News and Updates
  • 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
  • Bug fixes
  • 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)



Veranderingen voor v10.8.1 - v10.9

  • News and Updates
  • New widget settings tab that allows you to manage widgets for albums from within the software itself
  • New address bar added to jAlbum's thumbnail view. The address bar continuously shows you the hard disk location of the currently open folder (can be toggled on/off)
  • An initial path can be added to the server name of connection profiles, thereby enabling users to upload albums to ftp servers that hide files and directories
  • Less annoying notifications: jAlbum now ensures that not more than two "promo type" notifications are shown per session. Also, such "promo type" notifications won't interrupt any currently showing notifications (they are put on a queue instead)
  • Updated ftp library to v2.3.0 (previously 2.1.0)
  • Promotion links are now never added to albums when a license is active
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixes to jAlbum's detection of published albums: Some albums didn't show up as published even though they were.
  • Some thumbnails in the recent album project list would sometimes not show. This bug has been around for years and now finally found and fixed!
  • The detection of recent album projects has been rewritten. There were occasions where the previous code could cause an empty recent project list. This will hopefully never happen again.
  • Fix for running jAlbum on Java 1.7 (fix for SocketReset error during ftp uploads)
  • jAlbum can now again produce that famous "ribbit" sound when clicking the frog face during start-up :-)



Veranderingen voor v10.7.2 - v10.8

  • News and Updates
  • Albums may now be tagged to increase visibility in search engines etc (see Album settings->General)
  • jAlbum now saves xmp formatted metadata with generated closeups and hi-res images. This for instance ensures that photographer copyright information and keywords are preserved (Setting is on by default. Can be controlled under Album settings->Advanced->Metadata).
  • jAlbum now provides a native way to add a link to your homepage from the albums (See Album settings->Pages). This was previously a setting each skin had to provide (in various ways). jAlbum also imports existing homepage links from skins like Turtle, Galleria, Photobox, MatrixSlide and Matrix. Skin developers: Please use the new homepageAddress and homepageLinkText variables to support homepage linking!
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin: Now supports facebook commenting among a list of other improvements
  • Updated several bundled skins to support new homepage linking
  • New and faster loading splash screen
  • Removed obsolete 3:rd party code
  • Various internal improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed bug causing album objects to go out of order when converting links to copies



Veranderingen voor v10.7 - v10.7.2

  • News and Updates
  • Again reverted to reading TIFF images using the Sanselan library as it is far faster. (Fixed issue where some images read via Sanselan didn't show up)
  • Removes camera maker copyright notes from the "IPTC Caption" field too
  • Increased font size on camera metadata listing and made font size adjustable (+/- keys)
  • Bundled with updated versions of Turtle, Mr.Burns and Lumen skins
  • Bug fixes
  • Grayscale filter on Mac version didn't handle transparency
  • Fixed nullpointer exception bug in histogram



Veranderingen voor v10.5.2 - v10.6

  • News and Updates
  • You can now be signed out and still have your license active
  • The Mac version of jAlbum now has a native file chooser for adding images and image folders. Thanks goes to TeamDev jniwrapper for the support for this.
  • Added alternative way of activating/attaching license based on a code (See Help->Activate license)
  • New sub context menu for picking page templates from currently loaded skin when building web sites
  • More robust reading of certain JPEG images.
  • Bundled with updated Turtle 3.1.2 skin version
  • Added "ImageListener" callback interface to "EditPanel" so plugins can easily implement histograms for instance
  • Added language info to published albums
  • Added a JAlbum.dumpThreads() debug method for developers
  • Added a "version too low" error message if users try to run jAlbum's internal text editor on Java 1.5.
  • Translations updated for Brazilian Portuguese, German, English, Swedish, French, Spanish, Finnish, Slovak, Polish, Slovenian, Romanian and Korean. Thank you dear translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Passing a -projectFile as argument to running jAlbum in console mode generated a nullpointer exception
  • Image size specific variables were sometimes lacking when processing "ja:fileiterator nodirs" elements
  • Broken images could cause a nullpointer exception
  • Uploading folders with missing project files would generate and error when writing the lifeboat.zip file
  • png files named PNG wouldn't be processed.
  • The "Server mode" tool wasn't working in UI mode
  • media.rss injection and Microsoft MarkOfTheWeb injection wasn't working for skins using headers and footers



Veranderingen voor v10.5 - v10.5.2

  • News and Updates
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin to 3.0.5
  • Updated external tool "Import comments from rss file". Now repairs albums with sub folders too
  • Bug fixes
  • Album builds could sometimes break with a nullpointer exception on multi core CPUs (since 10.4)
  • Bug fix to reading CMYK encoded JPEG images



Veranderingen voor v10.3.1 - v10.4

  • News and Updates
  • Support for making whole web sites and not just albums. Currently supported by "Turtle", "Galleria", "Minimal" and "Base" skins (now bundled). More skins to follow.
  • About 40% faster page processing due to better use of multi-core CPUs
  • Bundled updated Turtle 3.0 and Base 2.0 skins. See skin pages for a full list of enhancements.
  • Support for transparent images and PNG writing. GIF and PNG files are now written as PNG files
  • Images can now be individually scaled to different sizes (by overriding the max* image size variables for specific images.
  • Album projects missing a "directory" entry will now pick the image directory path from the project file location. This will soon help to making album projects truly portable
  • Alt-clicking preview will bring up final published album (only valid for albums uploaded using jAlbum 10.4 and up)
  • Removed "Generate Search engine friendly file names" feature for now. It wasn't ready for prime time (caused too many side effects)
  • Images can now be oriented in any direction
  • Supports dragging and dropping .ico files too
  • Camera copyright messages are now filtered from the EXIF "Image desc." field
  • jAlbum now keeps track of dates and locations for made and uploaded albums (will be put to use in future versions)
  • Added "Activate license" button to about window
  • Introducing "licenceManager", "currentObject" and "currentFolder" and "rootFolder" variables to compiled code
  • Added a pageType variable (values are "index", "slide" or "page")
  • Puts a unique ID in the widget loader for anonymous / not signed in albums. This will make it considerably easier to later get rid of ads for such albums. (Will remove the need for rebuilding and reuploading albums after purchasing a license)
  • Made the objects "rootFolder", "currentFolder" and "selectedObjects" available via the system console as a convenience to developers
  • Bug fixes
  • jAlbum wasn't actually using the recently added "FTPES", "FTPS" and "FTP (ftp4j)" transfer protocols.
  • Xmp captions would be deleted from images that were linked into jAlbum when such images were deleted from jAlbum
  • jAlbum's notification system failed to work on OS X Lion (spitting out loads of error reports on the system console)
  • Fixed minor rounding error for scaling images (could get one pixel too small)
  • Images could show up incorrectly oriented if "Include photographic data in images" was checked
  • Rewrote progress dialog window. Now improved performance and fixed bug causing the progress dialog to spontaneously reopen after having been automatically closed after a successful album build
  • Unrelated files could be accidentally deleted from a server folder the second time an album was uploaded to a server folder where other files are already present
  • Moving images didn't also move the corresponding generated files
  • Some albums were made without thumbnails if a previously used skin switched off thumbnail generation
  • Replaced files (when adding files to jAlbum) are first removed, then added again. This removes stale cached thumbnails and stale generated slide images
  • jAlbum's settings window could become larger than the screen with certain skins and settings
  • AlbumObject.getLastModified() is now correct for folders too (senses structural changes to children)
  • The "onload.bsh" script file now has access to "rootFolder" and "rootImageDirectory" variables
  • Images taken upside down weren't oriented right



Veranderingen voor v10.1 - v10.1.2

  • News and Updates
  • Bundled with updated Turtle skin 2.1.4
  • Faster start up time on systems with a large number of installed fonts (font list loaded in separate thread)
  • Bug fixes
  • Could accidentally delete files from the destination folder on the server that haven't been previously uploaded by jAlbum. This is a several year old bug.
  • Autocompletes keywords with coRRect CaseIng and not just with small caseing
  • The embed album function could sometimes bail out with scripting errors



Veranderingen voor v10.0.1 - v10.1

  • News and Updates
  • Updated filter bar: You can now filter on keywords too. Use comma and plus separated keywords to narrow the number of images to match your liking
  • Fast and convenient keyword tagging: jAlbum learns your keywords and autocompletes them as you type
  • jAlbum now offers you to "like" the currently used skin after a successful album upload.
  • Reset filter bar button added to filter bar
  • Filter bar can be closed with escape key
  • jAlbum's xmp property editor now imports metadata like Author, Keywords and Copyright from the older IPTC fields if an image lacks xmp fields but has IPTC fields
  • The filter bar now applies a logical "AND" between the ratings, flags and keywords categories, so it's now easier to for instance filter for all "5-star nature images"
  • Bundled Turtle skin updated to v2.1.2
  • New LicenseManager API replacing SignInManager for handling licenses
  • Minor user interface polishing
  • jAlbum's PluginContext API now has a getCurrentFolder() call too.
  • Windows version bundled with latest official Java version (1.6.0_27)
  • Defaults to using Java's more modern "Desktop" API for launching browsers and opening file system folders in Explorer and Finder
  • Bug fixes
  • jAlbum 10 introduced incompatibility with some skins (triggered scripting errors due to missing API call). Now fixed.
  • The external tool "Apply ordering to subfolders" was broken.
  • Some albums could get a broken parent link from the top level instead of no parent link (${parentIndexPage} was incorrectly null instead of missing)
  • When moving to a parent folder in a final album, you were incorrectly taken to the first index page instead of the index page linking to the current folder.
  • More robust against broken image data structures when figuring out image orientation



Veranderingen voor v10 - v10.0.1

  • Bug fixes
  • Wouldn't start on computers only having Java 1.5 installed (applied to early versions of v10)
  • Java 1.6.0_26 had a bug that prevented the file chooser from showing up when clicking "Add photos" on Windows, Windows version therefore again bundled with a bug fixed Java version (Java 7)
  • Several bug fixes to bundled Turtle skin
  • Some skins would incorrectly produce dead parent level links from the root album level (${parentIndexPage} was incorrectly declared for root level).
  • Some skins (Turtle, Lumen, Mr.Burns) wouldn't build albums from command line.



Veranderingen voor v9.6 - v10

  • News and Updates
  • New license model: jAlbum is now free for non commercial use only. For commercial use of the application you need to purchase a Pro license. The Pro license also lets you remove ads and white label your albums, and will give you access to our priority e-mail support.
  • Full xmp metadata support. Read and write metadata like caption, title, rating, keywords, author and copyright directly to your images and exchange data with other xmp aware applications like Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom
  • Now also supporting the image formats TIFF, PSD (some aspects), PNM, PGM, PBM, and PPM. For details see the Sanselan library
  • Albums can now be easily embedded in web sites and blogs by using the new "Embed album" feature. Skin developers can use the new "embed.htt" template file to customize how their skins are embedded.
  • You can now move album objects (images, folders) between album projects (within the same application)
  • The filter bar now lets you filter by flag/color (xmp Label) too, and the slide show allows you to quickly flag images by color using keys 6-9. (Use keys 0-5 to rate images)
  • Faster album making: We were able to avoid duplication of metadata reading
  • Upload button now defaults to the advanced upload window for externally hosted albums (ALT key toogles between quick and advanced view)
  • New XmpManager API for those skin and plugin developers who wish to manage the hundreds of other XMP properties there are.
  • Skins Lumen, Mr.Burns and Galleria updated
  • New "Copy file metadata to xmp" external tool that injects xmp metadata into the images of old album projects
  • Turtle skin now v2.0, a major rewrite packed with improvements and new expressions.
  • Translations updated. Thank you all translators for your continuous help!
  • Bug fixes
  • Fix to reading Unicode encoded EXIF User comments.
  • Fixed error causing "Convert link to copy" from two folder levels down to seemingly not work (the visual appearance wasn't updated)
  • Operations were applied to album objects that were selected but filtered-out by a filter
  • Some images got negative GPS coordinates



Veranderingen voor v9.5 - v9.6

  • News and Updates
  • The thumbnail view can now be filtered on image rating (and in the future on keywords etc). Press CTRL+F to activate the filtering (CMD+F on Mac). See blog post for more details.
  • Images can be easily rated using keys 0-5 in both thumbnail view mode, edit mode and full screen slide show mode. The rating also shows in full screen slide show mode (can be toggled with the "R" key)
  • The full screen slide show can be played and paused using the space bar key
  • When adding files that already exists, allows the user to skip or replace on a per-file basis
  • New dialog explaining different drag and drop behaviors
  • If errors occur, the error dialog now has a "Copy" button to copy the error message to the clipboard (simplify error reporting to us)
  • Added skin API for commercial / licensed skins
  • Hovering the mouse over the "Filters applied" status icon of a thumbnail now lists the image filters applied
  • Embedded IPTC titles are now respected by the UI and ${title} variable
  • Flash videos are now also considered "media files" and gets a superimposed film icon
  • File type icons now changed from GIF to PNG type
  • New bundled Flash based skin: "Lumen"
  • New bundled Flash based skin: "Mr.Burns"
  • Skin "Simplicity" no longer bundled. Available from http://jalbum.net/skins/skin/Simplicity
  • Bug fixes
  • Embedded EXIF captions on some images couldn't be properly read
  • Embedded GPS coordinates on some images couldn't be properly read
  • Switching between languages would reset the "After publishing" behavior to "Open publish successful page"



Veranderingen voor v9.4.1 - v9.5

  • News and Updates
  • Avoids copying files already copied from camera memory cards by storing a small database on each card. (Behavior can be controlled under jAlbum Preferences)
  • jAlbum is now better at accepting files dropped from iPhoto and Photoshop Elements (got worse since v9). Such images can now be either copied or linked to jAlbum
  • jAlbum now detects camera memory cards inserted into the computer (Bundled CameraImporter extension).
  • Asks 1:st time users if they already have a jAlbum account when uploading
  • Clicking the account status bar in the lower right now takes you to your profile page signed in
  • Bug fixes
  • Windows version now bundled with Java 1.6.0_25 as a bug introduced in 1.6.0_26 (the current release) has broken the "Add photos" button. Those who wish can download jAlbum without embedded Java here.
  • Files containing illegal web characters could accidentally be moved or deleted by jAlbum (since 9.3)
  • jAlbum failed to start on other systems than Windows, Mac and Linux (since 9.4)
  • Renaming a file extension between upper and lower case didn't work
  • The "Convert upper case to lower case" tool didn't work
  • Creating project names or renaming projects to invalid names now properly errors
  • Removed debug prints



Veranderingen voor v9.4 - v9.4.1

  • News and Updates
  • Mac version now uses the Mac native file chooser whenever possible for a better Mac-ish feeling
  • The Linux installers (Ubuntu-Debian and RedHat-RPM) now associate jalbum project files, skins and extensions with jAlbum with proper icons. Thank you Cody for assistance on this!
  • French and Slovenian translations updated. Thank you translators!
  • Galleria and Happenings bundled skins updated
  • Embedded skin text editor now updated to include new v9.4 variables "currentObject", "currentFolder" and "rootFolder"
  • Bug fixes
  • Album generation could halt with an "ArrayStoreException" if minor errors were encountered in the processed images (since 9.4)
  • The Linux Debian installer no longer complains about invalid binaries during installation
  • Skin developers: Calling getVars() on AlbumObjects now never returns null (registers those variables on demand)
  • Skin developers: Entering an empty string in a custom UI field and later clearing it won't leave that field overriding a skin settings UI field with the same name.



Veranderingen voor v9.3 - v9.4

  • News and Updates
  • New extension support. Extend jAlbum's functionality as easily as you install skins by double clicking .jaext files
  • Major updates to album engine. Now up to 40% faster page processing and updated API for skin developers
  • Config files now centrally located in one config folder
  • Logo filter now accepts different transparancy levels and rotation angels. New attributes are angle and strengthPercent. See example in our blog!
  • Excluded images can now also be used as folder thumbnails
  • Windows version now installs on both 32 and 64 bit Windows
  • jAlbum now has a better looking Windows 7 task bar icon.
  • External tools can now be installed next to installed skins (in a "tools" folder") and thereby survive jAlbum updates
  • Splash screen now has a debug feature to trace cause of startup-hangs. Alt-click the splash screen to trigger a full thread dump.
  • Updated Plugin API. jAlbum extensions can now install themselves in the Import menu too.
  • Missing album project no longer generate error lines to the console window
  • Bug fixes
  • Skin installer sometimes quit before being done installing skins. This could result in all kinds of skin related errors. If you have any issues running a skin, try reinstalling that skin using this update.
  • Files couldn't be deleted from within jAlbum if they were located on an Apple AFS volume (Mac only)
  • Some ftp servers didn't allow jAlbum to list directory contents



Veranderingen voor v9.1.3 - v9.2

  • News and Updates
  • jAlbum will notify you when there is an update to a recently selected skin
  • The "Make album" window now also has a convenient "Open in file system" button that gives you access to the album folder.
  • Bundled with sponsored skins PhotoBox and Happenings
  • Translations updated. Thank you dear translators!
  • The TextFilter and ShadowTextFilter is now capable of rotating text around it's own axis. This allows for more flexible placement of watermarks for instance.
  • Bug fixes
  • The "Server mode" external tool would end up in a loop rebuilding the current album.
  • Selecting "Rename" from the context menu of album objects would edit the caption instead of the file name.
  • On occation, some users would get an IllegalStateException when uploading albums
  • Moving or deleting a file with attached .thm file didn't also move or delete that file
  • When donating by pressing the "Donate" button within the application, one didn't automatically get signed into the web site
  • When moving between images in edit mode, you would see the end of long captions instead of the beginning.



Veranderingen voor v9.1.2 - v9.1.3

  • Bug fixes
  • Version 9.1.2 introduced a bug where the album was always generated on the C: drive on Windows no matter the output directory setting
  • Mac and Linux users couldn't previously use filesystem soft links referencing the image directory and output directory



Veranderingen voor v9.1 - v9.1.2

  • News and Updates
  • Turkish translation updated
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixes bug that was introduced in v9 that caused some skins to break: JSP-style comments in included code snippets caused album build to fail
  • Fixes bug that was introduced in v9 that caused the removal of unnecessary newlines in the generated html code to not work for included code snippets



Veranderingen voor v9 - v9.1

  • News and Updates
  • New tool to convert links to copies (right click album objects to access it from the context menu)
  • Bug fixes
  • Fixed bug that caused the recent album project list to sometimes be cleared (has been around for years)
  • Keyboard navigation focus was lost when moving into subfolders and to the parent folder
  • On some occations, the donate reminder dialog could show even for users who had donated or paid for a Premium or Power account



Veranderingen voor v8.12.2 - v8.13

  • aims at improving Jalbum as a backup and restore service for your images. As you face the upload confirmation dialog, there is now a new checkbox that lets you include high resolution images with your album.



Veranderingen voor v8.10 - v8.11

  • Displays the file name in grey below album objects that lack a description (when View->Label type is set to "Caption")
  • Includes a new Tool to simplify translating Jalbum and Jalbum skins to different languages (see Tools->Translator)
  • French, Korean and Hungarian languages updated. Thank you translators!
  • Bundled Turtle skin updated to v1.3.4



Veranderingen voor v8.9.3 - v8.10

  • Image captions can be edited in thumbnail view as well as in edit view. This speeds up your album creation considerably and improves overview.
  • Donors can now disable credit links back to jalbum.net
  • You can now use tab and shift-tab to navigate between objects of an album project
  • Removed the dreaded "Output to image directory" setting
  • Faster loading of large album projects
  • Bundled Turtle skin now loads far faster (compiled UI code) and updated with new features
  • Made the "Directory" and "Output directory" fields more visible so Jalbum's model isn't too hidden
  • One can now right click the "Directory" and "Output directory" fields and select "Open in file system"
  • Skin installer now defaults to checking "install" checkbox for already installed skins making updating skins more convenient
  • Updated English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Slovak, German, French, Portugues and Spanish translations. Thank you dear translators for your valuable help!
  • Defaults to showing your final web album in the browser after publishing to your own site (when not being signed in)
  • New "xmp" variable available for skin developers containing raw xmp properties
  • Skins may now disable the superimposing of a film icon on movies by setting the "superimposeFilmIcon" skin property to false
  • The embedded skin editor now remembers last window size and position
  • Added detection of "datetime original" and "datetime digitized" xmp properties
  • Various minor code adjustments
  • Bug fixes
  • Fix to relativePath when referring across devices
  • GPS coordinates written by recent Nikon software was being misinterpreted



Veranderingen voor v8.9.2 - v8.9.3

  • News and UpdatesWhen repairing broken links in album projects, Jalbum now also automatically repairs broken links in subfolders
  • The embedded skin text editor now launches faster when opening multiple documents (CTRL+SHIFT+E)
  • Image specific and folder specific variables now have higher precedence than global user variables. This change makes user variables behave as expected and opens up for more flexible use for advanced users
  • Uses faster API for file copy operations (Java NIO)
  • Updated bundled Turtle skin to v1.3, now with improved Google maps integration, bug fixes and sharing abilities with social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • Updated Finnish, Polish and Romanian translations. Thank you translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Repairing broken links in album projects when moving between PC and Mac was tedious. Should now work far better.
  • Fix to image size calculation. Could sometimes differ one pixel between physical size (correct) and size reported in generated pages



Veranderingen voor v8.9.1 - v8.9.2

  • News and Updates
  • The embedded text editor updated. Among the changes is a new tabbed UI, anti-aliased text and multi document search & replace
  • Installer updated to AdvancedInstaller 7.7. Several bug fixes
  • Context sensitive help added
  • Skins can now supply their own media.rss template file
  • User installed skins are indicated in bold in the skin list
  • Right clicking between thumbnails allows you to edit properties for the current folder. (Enables you to edit custom properties for the album itself)
  • On user request: Reverted to storing bundled skins under the installation folder again (but made them removable)
  • New external tool to reset Jalbum to factory default settings
  • Skin developers: You now have access to the embedded text editor via new "TextEditor" API.
  • Installed skins now get the last modified date set in the skin package
  • Updated bundled skins Turtle, Simplicity and Galleria. Thank you skin developers!
  • Updated Notification API
  • European portugues translation added
  • Updated translations. Thank you all translators!
  • Bug fixes
  • Running Jalbum in command line broken for some skins since 8.9
  • Dismissed notifications sometimes popped up again. Could take a couple of dismissals until they finally went away.
  • The collapsible panels now respect the color of the selected look and feel
  • The detection of circular folder references in the album engine wasn't working, resulting in out of memory condition
  • Version number comparator couldn't handle going from x.9 to x.10.



Veranderingen voor v8.9 - v8.9.1

  • News and Updates
  • Notification API (introduced in Jalbum 8.9) enhanced and rewritten
  • Bug fixes
  • Korean translation for Simplicity skin was broken



Veranderingen voor v8.8 - v8.9

  • 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 2000x2000 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



Veranderingen voor v8.7.2 - v8.8

  • News and Updates
  • Windows users now get the native Windows file chooser when adding images to Jalbum
  • Ability to sign in using either email or username (even for first time sign in)
  • More forgiving when reading corrupted images (will load using old API if new API fails)
  • Image bounds selector modified so it is more obvious that one can set any image bounds, not just the presets
  • New splash screen and sign in window (with the close button to the right this time)
  • Updated bundled skins Turtle, Chameleon, Galleria and Simplicity. Thanks all skin developers!
  • On Windows, bundled skins are now installed in the same location as installed skins (under AppData\Jalbum\skins)
  • New variable "contentPath". contentPath works like imagePath, but links to the content of movie files instead of to an icon
  • New variable "mimeType" available. mimeType reads from system/filetypes.xml. (Currently only a few file types have MIME type defined)
  • Image specific skin defined variables now have automatic data type mapping too (were previously all considered Strings)
  • Bug fixes
  • Media RSS file wasn't linking properly to movie files



Veranderingen voor v8.7.1 - v8.7.2

  • News and Updates
  • Skin developers now have a handy skin property editor located under Tools->Skin developer. Thank you Tom for this addition!
  • Bug fixes
  • Some skins were not installed correctly - were missing files. Since v8.5
  • Previewing albums or opening file system folders from within Jalbum was broken for some users (Suspected bug in new Java 1.6 java.awt.Desktop API). Since 8.7
  • Bundled skin Chameleon had a bug which corrupts the album generation with pictures holding no metadata



Veranderingen voor v8.6 - v8.7

  • News and Updates
  • New spectacular skin as default: Turtle
  • Credit links can now easily be removed with a checkbox tick (Premium accounts only)
  • Warns if skins require an updated Jalbum
  • Figures out location of "My Pictures" dynamically using registry lookup on Windows
  • Better behavior on Linux: Repackaged specifically for Ubuntu. Skins are installed under user home. Better browser and file system integration.
  • Various API improvements for skin developers. See jalbum.net/api
  • Several languages updated. Thanks goes to all translators and specifically to Miguel Herrero Baena for updating the Spanish translation for Jalbum and all bundled skins!
  • Bug fixes
  • Skin hints were sometimes not applied when starting Jalbum



Veranderingen voor v8.5.3 - v8.6

  • News and Updates
  • Skins may now have style specific hints too. By putting style hints files in the styles folder of a skin, these hints are applied when loading a skin or picking a style. A style specific hint has the format

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