We’re excited to tell you about the improvements that have been added to the long-awaited v12 release of our desktop software. It’s been a year since the last major release, where we added support for 164 video formats. This version focuses on improving the user experience:
Opening an album over a network drive
Resuming an interrupted build
jAlbum 12 is significantly faster in dealing with images loaded over network drives. A typical project that took 15 seconds to open over a network drive now opens in 3 seconds (SAMBA mounted network drive on Windows). The painting of thumbnail images has also been improved so you can browse through not-yet-loaded images with less lag.
It’s however when making albums you will notice the most significant improvement. Previously, if an album build was resumed after an interrupted build (user aborting the build or an error), then jAlbum sometimes had to re-process each image and video again. This is now a thing of the past. Each image and video keep track of their build settings so unnecessary rebuilds are avoided.
jAlbum’s user interface has undergone the biggest change since jAlbum 7. It now has an embedded web browser that lets you quickly preview changes as you play along with settings. This is the main reason for the somewhat larger window. Let’s go through the changes to the main window from top to bottom:
New “Effects” settings tab allowing easy and detailed control of album-wide image effects like watermarks/texts, logos, grayscale, auto-correct and artistic 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)
jAlbum 12 requires a new software license. For those who have purchased a v11 license, we currently offer a 50% upgrade discount. This means you only pay €14.50 ($19.50) for a Standard License upgrade and €34.50 ($44.50) for a Pro License upgrade. Make sure you sign in first though. Those who have purchased a license after February 17th already have a version 12 license. If you instead have a Premium or Power account, you also got a license valid for v12, so you don’t have to buy a new license. To know what license you have today, just select “About jAlbum” from within the software.
@David, Just upload again using jAlbum's uploader. It should automatically figure out what files have changed and only upload those. If it doesn't behave like that for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When uploading a changed album to my own web space how do I upload ONLY the changes and not the whole album?
@devalois, Untick "Check for updates" under jAlbum preferences. Notifications about updates (actually any notifications) are dismissed once and for all by clicking the close (X) in their corner.
How I can do to stop the update warning appear ?. I do not want to upgrade, and I paid the version 11, and it bothers me a warning on a product that I paid.
@David, thanks for your quick reply!
@Cary, the shopping cart will be inactive until you get a v12 license, but jAlbum 12 is fully functional in all other regards, and no ads will be shown.
I have license for v11; if I download trial of v12 is it fully functional or are some commands inactive? Thank you :)
jAlbum before v10 required no license, and all v10 licenses were upgraded to v11, so you got a v11 license or none at all.
Last question :-)
If my license is for a version before 11, say 8 or 9. Can I still have the discount ?
@carnock You don't have a license on the account "carnock", so you have bought your jAlbum 11 license for another account. Please contact our support if you have further problems, unless you want everyone that have ever written a comment on this post to hear about your problem. :-)
If I try to purchase version 12 I get a price of € 29, even if I'm signed in.
How can I get the discount ?
@carnock, yes, you can serve jAlbum albums from any web server as the generated pages are plain static html pages. jAlbum 12 requires a license upgrade, but we offer an upgrade discount. Just make sure you're signed in when you upgrade.
Can I make an album on my Windows machine and then upload the album to my Asustor NAS ?
Will it work on that platform ?
Also, I have an old licens, before version 11. Do I have to pay for a new licens if I want to use jAlbum 12-> ?
@JoopN, Good that you solved the 30 day issue, if not we could as well give you another 30 days of free trial so you can properly evaluate jAlbum. I'll check out the bugs section now.
Solved the problem of the 30 days ;-), JAlbum starts without complaining and gave me 30 days of trial. Testing now with your examples, got a big problem, but not yet in a textfile so I can send it to you. But that will be reported in the bugs section.