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DaveC

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Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 05-Jan-2019 22:58
 
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IIs there any way to export an album, with the images, to an outside, independent format. I have friends who would like a copy of an album but not in jAlbum format. Any chance? Any ideas?
jGromit

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 05-Jan-2019 23:54   in response to: DaveC in response to: DaveC
 
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What do you mean by "another format?" jAlbum produces web pages, viewable in any browser. The pages aren't in "jAlbum format" - there's no such thing.
DaveC

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 08-Jan-2019 22:00   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Sorry, I probably wasn't clear enough.
I made an album for a family member. He would like a copy, images and all, of what I did...not just the ability to view it. Maybe to another format? But I assume I need all the skins, etc to make it work properly. In fact these might not be necessary since all he wants are the images and comments.
I was curious just how it might be done it, if at all.
Thanks for whatever you can offer, even if it's a no-can-do.
jGromit

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 08-Jan-2019 22:24   in response to: DaveC in response to: DaveC
 
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Well, you can certainly zip up the entire album project, minus the output directory, and give it to him. That would give him all of the images. If you've told jAlbum to copy the comments to the xmp fields of the image files, he could even access the comments, if he's got an application that will read those fields. See Tools, Preferences, Album, Image editing, Write xmp metadata to files.

I'm not sure what he would do with them - use some other application to generate web pages? Look at them in File Explorer or Finder?

Sorry if I seem obtuse, but I can't really wrap my head around what you're trying to do. Think of the "baking a cake" model. The images and comments are the ingredients. jAlbum is the oven. The finished web pages are the cake. You can either give someone the cake, or give him the ingredients, to do with whatever he likes. There's no other "cake" available.
DaveC

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 13-Jan-2019 17:16   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Thanks for your patience.
I think I see the way to go now. It's just that my brother wants the pics and my "cute" comments to be viewed through a generic slide show program, not jAlbum.
Nothing against jAlbum it's just that he doesn't want it.
I'll try what you have suggested.
Thanks again.
DaveC

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 13-Jan-2019 17:17   in response to: DaveC in response to: DaveC
 
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Always appreciate the help given by more knowledgeable users.
jGromit

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Re: Can I export a jAlbum to another format?
Posted: 13-Jan-2019 18:41   in response to: DaveC in response to: DaveC
 
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What's going to trip him up are the comments. Those aren't part of the images. Unless his generic slideshow program knows how to read xmp metadata, he's not going to see them.

Does he understand that he doesn't need jAlbum to view your pictures with their comments? All he needs is a browser. Any browser!
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