The people behind jAlbum

The jAlbum team

Staff members

David Ekholm

Name: David Ekholm

Connection: Founder

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://davidekholm.jalbum.net/

More info: "I started making jAlbum after coming home from a ski trip with friends and didn't find any good software for making web albums. That was in 2002. The years since then have been the most exciting in my life, but a lot of work too. (I wouldn't mind another ski trip...) Luckily jAlbum has the best community in the world to help. /David"

Jason McMillion

Name: Jason McMillion

Connection: Business Development

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://mcmillion.jalbum.net/

More info: "I'm the Biz Dev guy here at jAlbum with a passion for the web and e-commerce. Feel free to contact me with any great ideas for partnerships, marketing or web user experience. Did you know jAlbum has over 200 million monthly impressions? Wow! For a biz guy like myself this is heaven."

Anders Callertun

Name: Anders Callertun

Connection: Web developer

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://anca.jalbum.net/

More info: "I have seen the development of jAlbum since the first beta version back in 2002. I also like photography. But maybe more the technical part of taking photos, than the artistic. Trying out a new lens on the SLR is great. /Anders"

László Molnár

Name: László Molnár

Connection: Designer, Skin developer: Chameleon, Turtle, Compact, Happenings, Slider, Sports, TopLeague

Location: Budapest, Hungary

E-mail:

Website: http://lazaworx.com

Profile: http://laza.jalbum.net/

More info: "I started my carreer as electric engineer and freelancer programmer but then I switched to graphics and ad industry. Now I'm getting fed up with the ads and trying to move back to programming and web-design. My hobbies are jAlbum :) , photography, travel, cooking, running. I started making Chameleon in 2005, when after I've tried several album software finally found jAlbum."

Victor Fransson

Name: Victor Fransson

Connection: Support

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Profile: http://viktorfransson.jalbum.net/

Bianca Ploch

Name: Bianca Ploch

Connection: Mobile app developer

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Profile: http://fyyree.jalbum.net/

More info: "Also currently a German Intern™ at JAlbum and studying Computer and Media Science in Berlin. I'm focusing on Android development and am developing jAlbum's new Android app together with Hans and polishing up the Fully skin a bit in-between. After work I enjoy playing board games and exploring Stockholm."

Hans Seiffert

Name: Hans Seiffert

Connection: Mobile app developer

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Website: http://www.hinterhofapps.com

More info: "Currently a German Intern™ at Jalbum. I’m iOS Developer, creator of the Android widget/app “Slider Widget” and (still) computer science student. I’m part of the conception team and lead developer of the new jAlbum for Android app. Besides that, I’m trying to catch the spring in Stockholm."

Dor

Name: Dor

Connection: Friendly Frog

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://dor.jalbum.net/

More info: "I'm originally a pet hand doll David used to have as a child. I was invited to welcome people to the site and to show them around. I wish you a pleasant stay. /Dor"

Melina Ekdahl

Name: Melina Ekdahl

Connection: Former Intern - Business Development

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Profile: http://melinae.jalbum.net/

More info: "I am studying Business Development IT – solutions here in Stockholm and currently I’m doing my internship here at jAlbum, following Jasons every step. In my spare time I like snowboarding and taking my camera out for a ride on my longboard. Stay tuned for pictures in my albums!"

Admins

Jeff Tucker

Name: Jeff Tucker

Connection: Skin developer: Gromit, Matrix, MatrixSlide

Location: Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA

Website: http://jgromit.com

Profile: http://jgromit.jalbum.net/

More info: "After a career as a computer jockey/attorney, I retired at the ripe old age of 46, and have been traveling the world ever since. After struggling to put together web pages to share my travel photos, I stumbled into jAlbum, and never left!"

Jim Berry

Name: Jim Berry

Connection: Forum supporter, Skin developer: Vertical Slide

Location: Busselton, Australia

E-mail:

Website: http://www.jimberry.org

Profile: http://jimberry.jalbum.net/

More info: "I started my working life as a compositor (printing), changed in 1970 to programming mainframe computers, retiring in 2000.
Started sailboarding in 1980 until my trusty old Windsurfer began to disintegrate from too much UV after 18 years. Now trying to master the art of kitesurfing, but might have to go back to windsurfing if I can't crack the code pretty soon.
"

Robert Marshall

Name: Robert Marshall

Connection: Skin developer: Notables

Location: Cheshire, England

Website: http://robm.jalbum.net/RobM/

Profile: http://robm.jalbum.net/

More info: "I'm not a programmer, my background is in electronic engineering, and I don't "know" Java, but thanks to the ease of use of jAlbum and the support of the community I've been amazed at how much one can do with this program. In my case I wanted to be able to build a photo gallery that not only looked like it was part of a web site but was also fully integrated into it, rather than being an "add on". I also wanted to use CSS positioning instead of tables and frames and came up with the Notables skin. I also wrote a tool for creating a javascript based random slide show and total image count (handy for a count of images across multiple projects)."

Skin developers

Dhinakaran Annamalai

Name: Dhinakaran Annamalai

Connection: Skin developer: FotoPlayer

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

E-mail:

Website: http://www.dhinakar.com

Profile: http://dhina.jalbum.net/

More info: "Career: Tech Consultant. Hobbies include: music, web design, browsing (heavy internet user!) I love classic movies! Just like everyone else, visited jAlbum site when I wanted to create an album for myself and the more I spent time on it, the more I liked it and inspired by the way the templates can be customized. Guess what? Started creating my own skins and to be frank it's the users community behind my continuous effort on my skin development. jAlbum Forum: great place to hang out :) Good luck with your new skin! /Dhina"

Kay Agahd

Name: Kay Agahd

Connection: Skin developer: PositionMap, LightFlow

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://agahd.free.fr/JAlbum/PositionMap/

Profile: http://kaya.jalbum.net/

More info: "I like to discover beautiful landscapes, to make photos of them and even after years to remember where I shot my photos for being able to turn back there. For creating online photo albums I use jAlbum since its early days. For my purposes I've created the skin "PositionMap" which is becoming more and more feature rich thanks to many ideas from jAlbum's great community."

Mike Sozanski

Name: Mike Sozanski

Connection: Skin developer: Flex, Fotorama, Gridster, ImageFlow, jGallery, LightBoxes, NoteBook, Pages, Photopia, Polaroid, Solo

Location: San Francisco, USA

E-mail:

Website: http://macosxsupport.com

Profile: http://drmikey.jalbum.net/

More info: "By day I am a Veterinarian but at other times I am a Mac Consultant, Web Designer, photographer and now a jAlbum Skin developer. I am interested in AJAX and I really like incorporating different javascript libraries into jAlbum. I hope I can actually learn how to do more scripting in jAlbum so I can expand my skins. I enjoy running, swimming, playing music and I am a single parent to two teenage girls. Oh, did I say I love Macs? ( since 1984)."

Olivier Biot

Name: Olivier Biot

Connection: Contributor to the ExhibitPlus skin

Location: Belgium

E-mail:

Website: http://shutterfreak.net

More info: "http://shutterfreak.net/node/2"

Translators

Frank Schürer

Name: Frank Schürer

Connection: German translator

Location: Plauen, Saxony, Germany

E-mail:

Website: http://www.f-schuerer.de

More info: "In 2002 I had to find a way to organize about 1000 photos on a CD for easy presentation. I found jAlbum was a great program that could offer a range of flexibility that is not limited to some predefined templates. At that time the Help of jAlbum was only in English language and I thought it would be great when German speaking people, who aren't fluent in English could use this free program and create their own photo albums easily. So I translated the help files to German and later the jAlbum texts as well when a new update came out. My hobbies and my profession include developing software in C/C++, Java or Delphi and occasionally creating web pages."

Linda Zhao

Name: Linda Zhao

Connection: Chinese website-translator

Location: Finland

Website: http://asianmovieandtv.blogspot.com

Profile: http://lindaz.jalbum.net/

More info: "I like traveling, photographing and blogging!"

Han van de Graaf

Name: Han van de Graaf

Connection: Dutch website-translator

Location: Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

E-mail:

Website: http://www.hanvandegraaf.nl

Profile: http://hanvandegraaf.jalbum.net/

More info: "Enjoying my retirement, traveling by motorhome (often to Scandinavia), taking pictures, some webdesign."

Laurean Tudor

Name: Laurean Tudor

Connection: Romanian translator. Now communication software tester

Location: Dortmund, Germany

E-mail:

Profile: http://laurean.jalbum.net/

More info: "I was born in Romania, where I used to teach English and French and later photography. Now I live in Germany and test telecommunication software. After a long vacation (almost 20 years :-) I've started again to take pictures. Nature and mostly people are my inspiration."

Marcelo Guedes

Name: Marcelo Guedes

Connection: Portuguese of Brazil translator

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

E-mail:

More info: "My name is Marcelo, I live in São Paulo/Brazil, I have advanced training in Business Administration and Accounting.

I dedicate good portion of my time available to deepen my knowledge in computers, and eventually I participate in fun fishing with my friends.

As do I have dual citizenship (Brazilian and Portuguese), I'm planning on making a travel to get to know several countries in Europe, and enjoy taking great photos of the places I visit.

So anticipating this trip, I needed to find a software that would meet my needs, and I had the great pleasure of discovering the sensational jAlbum software."

Jevgenijs Belanins

Name: Jevgenijs Belanins

Connection: Latvian translator

Location: Riga, Latvia

Website: http://belanins.jevgenijs.info

Profile: http://finderos47.jalbum.net/

More info: "Also known as finderos47. IT Specialists, Workstations/Servers Administrator, Remote Support."

Guilherme Cerqueira de Souza

Name: Guilherme Cerqueira de Souza

Connection: Portuguese translator

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

E-mail:

Profile: http://guilherme.jalbum.net/

More info: "I started translating jAlbum back in 2003 when I was looking for a software to publish the pics of my exchange year in Germany. jAlbum was by far the best tool I found, and what's best, for free! So, as everybody knows, the more people help, the better it gets!"

Tero Kinnunen

Name: Tero Kinnunen

Connection: Finnish translator

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Marcel Daems

Name: Marcel Daems

Connection: Dutch Translator

Location: London, UK

E-mail:

Website: http://www.marceldaems.com

More info: "Recently moved to London UK from Antwerp Belgium, and having worked for print- and packaging companies I want to try it on myself as a freelancer in web design & translation beside my so called daytime job in London. I got to try jAlbum in 2006. After playing with version 7.1 again I rolled into doing translations for the Dutch version."

Ning Zhou

Name: Ning Zhou

Connection: Simplified Chinese translator

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Peter Bachraty

Name: Peter Bachraty

Connection: Slovak translator

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

E-mail:

Carsten Lützen

Name: Carsten Lützen

Connection: Danish co-translator

Location: Denmark

E-mail:

Website: http://www.esplin.dk

More info: "I attend at Midtfyns Gymnasium until this summer where I graduate. In my spare time I’m a freelance web developer. I play the drums, so if you want to find me www.trommeslageren.dk would be a good place to start. I think that is all…"

Pentti Stenman

Name: Pentti Stenman

Connection: Finnish website translator

Location: Porvoo, Finland

Website: http://www.penan.net

Profile: http://pena1.jalbum.net/

More info: "After retiring from my job of textbook editor (science, math, IT ...) a few years ago, I love to hike and bike in Lapland and elesewhere with or without a camera. In my spare time I enjoy building houses for me and my wife and used jAlbum to show pictures of the second big project, our villa by the lakeside. I have used various skins and also translated Turtle into Finnish. Most of my albums are on my own site."

Get in touch with us!

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History

Returning from a skiing trip in 2002, founder David Ekholm intended to share his newly taken pictures with his friends. David started to look for photo album software and tried out what the market had to offer. After numerous disappointments with various album clients, being a programmer, he decided to take matters into his own hands...

With jAlbum you have full control of the look of the generated album, not just the color theme and basic layout. Making an album is still just a simple matter of drag and drop, plus a button click if you prefer to use one of the many existing looks. jAlbum will process your images, make index pages, create slide show pages and even upload the final album to the Internet for your friends to see. jAlbum runs on all platforms and speaks over 30 languages.

Today, jAlbum is one of the world's most popular applications for producing web photo albums. The jAlbum application has been used to publish more than twenty million albums and is downloaded more than two thousand times per day. The variety of album skins and the possibility to personalize the presentation makes jAlbum extremely flexible. jAlbum has an active community that contributes to the development of the skins, plugins and language options.

Thanks to


YourKit LLC for supporting open source projects by providing us with their excellent Java profiling tool (a .net version is also available).

László Molnár for doing a great job designing the jalbum.net site.

Mediascend for producing a clear and engaging presentation video for our landing page.

TYPO3 for providing the German download mirror.

Maxmind for providing IP Geolocation for download mirror selection.

Incors for providing beautifully designed icons and for the Alloy look and feel.

Mortbay for providing the excellent embedaddable "Jetty" http server that enables local file sharing.

Super BonBon Industries for providing the UPnP API.

Pat Niemeyer for providing expression evaluation with his wonderful BeanShell.

Drew Noakes for providing the EXIF extraction code.

Magnus Östergren for making the cute frog mascot.

JCraft for providing the JSch component needed for sftp.

Joost den Boer for providing sftp support for jAlbum.

Enterprise Distributed Technologies for their superior edtFTPj FTP component.

Eric Albert for making BrowserLauncher.

Marco Schmidt (marcoschmidt@users.sourceforge.net) for providing code for extracting image sizes.

Sun Microsystems for making Java, the write once run anywhere dream come true.