Import settings from published or local album projects

Option 1. Import settings from local album project

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Open the album project you want to import settings to and go to File -> Import -> Settings from album project...



Browser to the album project you want to import settings from. Open the folder and double click (or mark and click Open) the file called "jalbum-settings.jap".


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The settings should now be imported and you can press Make album to see the result!



Option 2. Import settings from published album

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Open the album project you want to import settings to and go to File -> Import -> Settings from published album....


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Go to the published album that you want to import the settings from and copy the URL. Paste the URL in this window and click Ok.

The settings should now be imported and you can press Make album to see the result!

If the album does not have a jalbum-settings.jap, it wont be possible to import the settings and you will get a pop up telling you that the file is missing.

Option 3. Import default settings

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Imports the settings from the defaults.jap file stored in the configuration folder (SHIFT + CMD/Cntrl + C). This will be jAlbum defaults* unless you have at sometime performed a 'File/Save as default' to create your own default set in which case it will additionally import the project settings including the skin settings in use at that time.

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  • jAlbum defaults are the preference settings, you can find the default settings here


Note on importing settings

Settings that are unique to a project are not imported, for example the project directory, the album directory, the remote (published) location and the version information of the application itself.


When importing settings that include skin settings not all of those skin settings may be updated. The settings not to be imported are defined by the skin developer and is to avoid things like getting someone else's Google Analytics code, or a settings that just won't work. An example of the latter: in Gromit, you can have background image files, they're not album objects. The skin has settings for the paths to the original versions of those files, but if you're importing from another project or even someone else's project, those paths would be wrong. If you want to know which skin settings will not be imported open the skin's folder (SHIFT + CMD/Cntrl + S) and then open the skin.properties file in a text editor. Look for a line starting with preventCopy=.

DO NOT attempt to edit this file!