The people behind jAlbum

The jAlbum team

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"

Pontus Lundwall

Name: Pontus Lundwall

Connection: Web developer

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://dr-m.jalbum.net/

More info: "Besides a love for computer games and low level programming, I enjoy riding mountain bikes and motorcycles. I believe traveling is one of the best ways to invest time and money. So naturally - traveling, on two wheels, carrying a nice laptop would be nothing but optimal!"

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."

Sanna Nordgren

Name: Sanna Nordgren

Connection: Support

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://sannanordgren.jalbum.net/

More info: "I work with the support on jalbum, I’m probably the one that will answer your email if you send it to our support mail. Before I started to work here, I studied a bachelor in computer and system science with a focus on market communication. During my studies I discovered that my biggest interest lies in how humans interacts with machines/ computers and how we can develop user interfaces that have high usability and the functionality that the users expects. So, I decided to deepen my knowledge in this area and at the moment I’m studying a masters program (one year) in interaction design at stockholm university. It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to work extra besides my studies and it's really exiting to work with an interactive product like jalbum and to have contact with the users problems and experiences of the product."

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"

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: Inverloch, 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.
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Alan Pederson

Name: Alan Pederson

Connection: Skin developer: PowerBase, Boxer, Profiler

Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Website: http://www.alan927.com

Profile: http://alan927.jalbum.net/

More info: "Motorcycle racing photography is something I never would have guessed I'd be doing, but I'm having a lot of fun. jAlbum is just what my site needed and developing the PowerBase skin has been a great learning experience. See you at the racetrack!"

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."

Bastien Grasnick

Name: Bastien Grasnick

Connection: Client and skin developer: Fully

Location: Berlin, Germany

E-mail:

Profile: http://basgra.jalbum.net/

More info: "Hey, I am a former development intern and had a lot of fun working at jAlbum. I love good food, traveling, enjoying nature and of course coding!"

Daniel Plamann

Name: Daniel Plamann

Connection: iPhone developer

Location: Mühlenbeck, Germany

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://danielplamann.jalbum.net/

More info: "I'm from Germany and studying International Media and Computing in Berlin. I have a special aptitude for iPhone development and digital image editing. In spring / summer 2010 I did an internship with jAlbum and was in charge with the development of the jAlbum iPhone app at that time."

Sarah Schölzel

Name: Sarah Schölzel

Connection: Plugin Developer

Location: Berlin, Germany

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://sarahschoelzel.jalbum.net/

More info: "I am a student from Berlin, Germany. I study "International Media and Computing" and I am currently doing an internship at jAlbum (April to July 2012). I'm trying to write extensions for jAlbum and to improve jAlbums image tools. Besides coding, I love to do sport."

Roni Marinkovic

Name: Roni Marinkovic

Connection: Skin developer: Aeneid

Location: Bol island Brac, Croatia

E-mail:

Website: http://roni.zlatni-rat.com

Profile: http://ronim.jalbum.net/

More info: "I first learned about jAlbum roughly over 2 years ago (sometime mid 2004), and been using it actively since. The community is great and just kept me giving back, no kidding it is positively addictive. Skin Aeneid, I'm developing (originally based on BluPlusPlus from Armond Avanes) was first for my use, but decided to share that one as well. About things that I grow under my skin: windsurfing, scuba diving, snowboarding, free-climbing, photography, philately, and last but not least my dog Beba ;) /Roni"

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"

Armond Avanes

Name: Armond Avanes

Connection: Skin developer: BluPlusPlus

Location: Tehran, Iran

E-mail:

Website: http://www.armondavanes.com

Profile: http://photoguy.jalbum.net/

More info: "Back in 2003, I discovered jAlbum in the search of a web photo album generator to distribute and share my photos. Later I came up with BluPlusPlus skin to fulfill my needs completely (thanks to jAlbum's flexible templating system which is cleanly backed by java), and released it in public. And it's a couple of years I'm doing java professionally and enjoy software development a lot :-) As well, I'm an amateur photographer (a happy owner of "Canon EOS 350D") and enjoy photography as my main hobby especially if I'm on trip. /Armond"

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."

Anders Engblom

Name: Anders Engblom

Connection: Skin author (XP, Windows Media Player and others) and creator of the JRepository

Location: Umeå, Sweden

E-mail:

More info: "I first came in contact with jAlbum when I got my first digital camera. I needed something that would take the labor out of creating photo albums and jAlbum fit the bill. Then there was the matter of finding the right skin - preferably something with an user interface that my father already knew - hence the XP skin. After I had created a few more skins it became clear that we needed a central place to share our skins and as David had his hands full with maintaining the actual jAlbum application, I put together the JRepository.
When I'm not in front of the computer (it's both my job and my hobby) I spend my time with my wife Marina and our dog Gibson. I am also a hobby musician, playing both the piano and the guitar. Right now my heart is set on mastering the jazz piano - with very mixed results I might add...
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Mike Sozanski

Name: Mike Sozanski

Connection: Skin developer: Flex, Fotorama, Gridster, ImageFlow, jGallery, LightBoxes, NoteBook, Pages, Photopia, Polaroid, PopSlide, 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)."

Robert Marshall

Name: Robert Marshall

Connection: Skin developer: Notables

Location: Cheshire, England

Website: http://homepage.mac.com/robert_marshall/

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)."

Albert Ting

Name: Albert Ting

Connection: Skin developer: TiltViewer, Photostack, PageFlip, PostcardViewer, AutoViewer, ImageRotator

Location: Silicon Valley, California, USA

More info: "After trying a number of photo album software, I found jAlbum exceeded my requirements. jAlbum is easy to use and does not need a fancy MySQL database. I enjoy customizing the software to fit my needs and sharing my custom skins for others to use as well."

Cody B. Fergusson

Name: Cody B. Fergusson

Connection: Skin developer: EyeSocket, Reflections

Location: Simi Valley, California, USA

Website: http://xexyl.net

Profile: http://coderjunkie.jalbum.net/

More info: "The first computers I ever used were the Atari 1040ST and the Apple IIe. Perhaps it was the command line interface of the Apple IIe that influenced me the most. I really liked the power of the command line. It was only natural, then, that since I was very into puzzles and challenges, that when I got into computers more that I would get into programming too. In 1991, I got my first PC and this is when I started experimenting a lot. One other thing I really enjoyed were the video game consoles at the time. This is also the time that I really became a huge music fan - something that influences me to this day. A few years later I started experimenting with Unix based operating systems and really low level programming (even machine code). In 2003 something significant, computer wise, happened. I was given access to my first real programming project - a text based game (a multi-user dungeon/MUD) called ImagicaMUD. I really enjoyed it a lot. The founder eventually also got me to see how useful OOPs are, and that includes Java. A month or so into it, I remembere jAlbum that I had seen in the past. I thought it'd be fun to make a skin - and indeed it was so fun that I wanted to do more. This is when I made some image filters, and continued with additional projects related to jAlbum."

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."

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"

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."

David Fichtmüller

Name: David Fichtmüller

Connection: Former client developer, Skin developer: CodeGenerator, Pinboard

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.davidfichtmueller.de

Profile: http://david-f.jalbum.net/

More info: "I am a student from Berlin, Germany. I study International Media and Computing and I am currently doing an internship at jAlbum. My specialty is image editing in Java."

Björn Fant

Name: Björn Fant

Connection: Former project manager, Skin developer: Showcase, Spartan

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Profile: http://bjornfant.jalbum.net/

More info: "I started out as a computer geek, programming websites in the late nineties. Over time I transformed into a project manager. I really like looking at the beautiful fish of lake Malawi, in Africa. I also keep a couple of them in an aquarium in my basement. This is my second highest interest. Number one is my son Tim."

Kristoffer Jelbring

Name: Kristoffer Jelbring

Connection: Former web developer, Skin developer: Expo, Galleria, Photojack, PhotoBox, Simplicity

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Profile: http://kristoffer.jalbum.net/

More info: "My two passions in life are music and programming. Recently I've also discovered the wonderful world of photography. Hopefully you will see some concert albums from me in the future."

Heiko Reppenhagen

Name: Heiko Reppenhagen

Connection: iOS developer

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail:

Website: http://jalbum.net

Profile: http://heikoreppenhagen.jalbum.net/

More info: "I'm a german student and have the great honor to do an internship at jAlbum. I study "International Media and Computing" in Berlin and I'm currently responsible for the jAlbum iPhone/iPad app. Furthermore I like Rock-Music (including festivals), Soccer and riding motorcycles."

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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.