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General settings are all about your current project, what its called, what it is about, where its files are stored and where your album will be created.

  1. Album title: When you create a project the album title defaults to the name of the image directory. You can change the displayed name by entering the alternative text here.
  2. Album tags: This is a comma separated list of keywords that can, for example, appear as metadata tags in your album pages.
    Commonly used keywords, such as Landscape, Portrait, January, July, Flowers will pop up as you begin to type, see figure to the left. Press enter to accept a single word or click on a word from those suggested to enter that word, if your word is not listed just keep typing.
  3. Album Description: This is used to add a descriptive metadata tag in your album pages, and if hosted on jAlbum a description of your album. This description is not visible within the album itself.
  4. Album thumbnail: If your album is hosted on jAlbum.net you can pick a thumbnail image, from your album, to represent the content to potential visitors. To select a different image to the default, use the small black triangles to navigate through your album.
  5. Change directory locations: This is a safety feature, to stop you from inadvertently changing the location of your project files, the Image (6) and Output (7) directories. To change either you must first check this selection box. Note, this is a default setting, the state checked or not checked applies to all your projects and will be kept even when jAlbum is quit and reopened.
  6. Image directory: This is the location of your image files, page templates and other files and folders that will be used to generate your album. It is also the default location for the project settings file, jalbum-settings.jap, and several other files created and used by jAlbum. The path to the directory is displayed and can be changed by either, typing directly in to the path field or by clicking on the folder icon to the right and then navigating to your image directory.
  7. Output directory: This is the location of your album, the default is a subfolder of the image directory, but can be anywhere you like. The path to the directory is displayed and can be changed by either, typing directly in to the path field or by clicking on the folder icon to the right and then navigating to your output directory.
  8. Address: Shows the web address that the album will be uploaded to, if one is set. You can enter an upload path if known.
  9. Apply: When in preview mode, with the integrated browser activated, this applies changed settings and then updates the browser so you can see the changes. The settings widow is left open, so you can quickly undo, or make further, changes.
  10. OK: This saves the changes and closes the settings window and, if the integrated browser is open, will update the album with the changes. Note, there is no cancel option, closing the settings window without clicking apply or OK will still retain any changes made. If you want to revert to the original settings, close the project without saving the changes.

If you upload the album to jalbum.net, this is the image displayed on your profile page. If you use the Turtle skin, this is also the header/theme image on the main page of your album. Browse through the images in the album by using the arrows below the image to select the album thumbnail.

You can also change the album title, add keywords and a description.

You can also change the directory locations. The first text field is the location of the image directory. The second one is the output directory, the finished album will be placed in this folder and it's the folder that you upload. When the album is uploaded, you can see the address to the album in the third textfield Address.