jAlbum / Preview

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Preview album PreviewButton.png

The preview option is only available once an album has been made, so for new projects you must click on 'Make album' first. If the preview icon is still greyed out then to use the integrated browser open jAlbum Preference/General and enable it.


Clicking on the preview button to select the preview mode, the rendered ‘Home page’ of your selected project is shown in an embedded web browser. You can now navigate your album. You can change skins, styles etc. to try out different 'looks', to keep the changes either use the 'Save project settings' file menu or change to another project and when prompted save the changes, if you don't want to keep the changes click 'No' when prompted to save changes. Note that any changes made affect the album output and will overwrite the existing files, you will need to restore the settings and remake the album if you don't want to keep the changes.


Some skins may have options that require the album be fully built before you can properly preview it. It is also possible that some skins may use serverside technology or have features that prevent local previewing. If you have preview issues make sure the album is fully built before previewing; check the skin's page/manual for warnings; try uploading it to your website. If you still have problems you can ask for help in the forums or, if you have a current license, send an email to jAlbum support.

Note, when you exit preview you will return to the same location as when you entered it. That is, you do not necessarily exit to explore mode at the point in your album you were viewing.
Warning! If you have previewed more than one project and you use the integrated browser’s back/forward buttons to change pages you may end up looking at pages from another project. Exiting at that point does not return you to explore mode in that project.


Address Address.png

Shows the path to the displayed page.

Open in external browser ExternalBrowerButton.png

Switches from jAlbum’s integrated browser to your default browser. This opens the same page as is currently displayed in the integrated browser. You can also hold Alt/Opt while clicking the normal preview button (to the right of the Make button) to open in an external browser.

Open local album folder OpenFolderButton.png

Opens the album folder of the selected project, that is the designated output directory for your project.

Upload album UploadButtonPreview.png

Initiates the upload process, you can change the default settings before committing the upload action.

Share menu ShareButton.png

Clicking on this button opens a drop down menu from which you can select a method of sharing your album from E-Mailing to embedding in another site or sharing via a selection of social media sites. Note you can only share an album that has been uploaded to your website.

Local Album LocalButton.png

View the local version of the album.

Published album PublishedButton.png

View the published/uploaded version of the album.