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Min. jAlbum version

Most of the jAlbum skins are intended to show photograph albums. However, I needed to show an artist's portfolio, and the requirements are a bit different. Although Mirage was initially intended to display art, it also works very well for photo albums, as long as you don't want to show photo meta-data (e.g. aperture, focal length).

1) Why use the Mirage skin?
- If you want to create an art gallery, I think this is the best available skin.
- Mirage and its 3rd party plug-ins are completely free for personal and commercial use.
- Albums are compliant with HTML5.
- The "variants" feature allows a slide page to contain thumbnails of related images, videos and web pages. This provides a more focussed view than an index page.
- The "superimposed" feature allows you to combine a main image and a secondary image on the same slide page. This can provide extra impact.
- Albums can be viewed in Windows, Linux, Mac, BlackBerry, Android, iPad and iPhone.
- If you want to include videos in your album, your choice of skins is limited. Mirage supports the major video formats, and handles cross-browser inconsistencies.
- With any skin, it is possible to combine multiple albums into a master album, but this is complicated. Mirage simplifies this task by allowing a project to contain Windows shortcuts or Internet shortcuts; this lets you easily copy and paste links to your albums (or portions of albums). Each linked album can be created with any skin.
- An album can contain thumbnail links to web pages. This allows you to include external content that complements your photo collection.
- The number of index page columns can be automatically adjusted, so that the thumbnails fit the width of any browser window.
- Flash-free presentation displays images without distractions, and ensures compatibility with devices that don't support Flash.

2) Other features:
- An album can contain:
-> Images (JPG, GIF, PNG). Images can be zoomed.
-> Videos: Any video that is compatible with jAlbum Video Support is converted to MP4.
-> Alternatively, Mirage Video Support plays supported videos in their original format (MPG, AVI, MOV, MP4, WEBM, OGV, WMV, DivX, Xvid, FLV, SWF, 3GP, YouTube, Vimeo).
-> PDF files.
-> Links to other albums or web pages.
-> "Zoomify" images. These can be zoomed and panned, so that you can examine fine detail.
- Video and PDF files are usually embedded, so that they blend with the album's overall appearance.
- A streamed YouTube or Vimeo video can easily be added to an album by a click and drag.
- 44 styles are included.
- Albums display correctly in all the major web browsers.
- Index pages:
-> Each folder is shown as a "folder icon" that contains an embedded thumbnail of any image.
-> A "For Sale" or "Sold" label is superimposed on the thumbnails of paintings that are for sale.
-> A "New" label is superimposed on the thumbnails of new album objects.

Touch interface supportUses JavascriptSupports foldersPlays video filesMulti-language albumsjAlbum widget supportDisplays EXIF/IPTC dataFreeware
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Commercial use is allowed.
Modifications of the skin are allowed.


9.2.0 2017-11-21 (current)

- Error "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: net/jalbum/filters/LogoFilter" when making an album in jAlbum 11.6 or earlier. (since 9.1)
- Video generation failed in jAlbum 12.7 and earlier. (since 9.1)
- An embedded linked web page sometimes opened in a separate browser tab.
- Better balancing of the number of thumbnails in the two columns of variants.
- Embedded web pages were in a small window in IE8. (since 9)

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Chris Twist 5 lat temu

I haven't used Mirage on a Mac, but I have had feedback from a few people who say it works fine. If you are looking for help, this is the wrong place. Hardly anybody looks here; you should post your questions in the forums. Installation of a .jaskin file is not a Mirage feature, it is a jAlbum feature; every skin is installed this way. To get help post a message in the General Discussion forum. To get an immediate solution, search the forums for "jaskin mac"; you will find many references. I am not available to develop your site; I already have a job. However, follow the documentation in Mirage.pdf, and if you have any questions, post them in the Mirage forum.


jimbo5451 5 lat temu

Am using Mac OS 10.6.8 and am having a bit of problem - error message relating to "mirage.jaskin" application cannot open. Have read most of comments relating to issues with Mac OS and am developing opinion that this skin isn't designed with Mac in mind. If so, please let us know so we won't waste our time. Or...if you know how to design a portfolio with Mirage using Mac OS - perhaps I could hire you to develop my website. Am running out of time and don't want to buy a PC to run this skin. Thanks!


DietmarEhrlicher 7 lat temu

I'm really happy with jAlbum and the skin Mirage. Very quick creation and updating of my website ( Thanks.

Chris Twist

Chris Twist 8 lat temu

Over 40 styles are provided with Mirage, and these provide a wide range of colours. Create a Mirage album, then click on the style drop-down list. Move the cursor over each of the style names, and a sample of that style is displayed.


redsonic247 8 lat temu

Can you customize the skin to use different custom colour sets?