Posts Tagged ‘photo’


21, February 2010


Update: Jalbum is now provided as a deb, see my latest post Jalbum, create Photo web albums

This is the software I use to create my photo album on the web. I used it when I ran XP and was glad to see it came as a Linux option. It automatically creates the album in variety of skins and there is then an option to FTP the result direct from the program to your site. Visit the site and if you decide to user this program, download the file [JAlbuminstall.bin] to your [Home] folder. JAlbum needs Java 1.5 (or later) virtual machine to run so first we need to open the [Synaptic Package Manager] search for and install sun-java6-jre or later, from the listed packages and install it. Assuming you downloaded the JAlbum install file to your [Home] folder, in a [Terminal] type or copy and paste;


This will open the JAlbum installer which will guide you through the installation. When it asks which Java VM to use, select the java6 version. If the box is empty as mine was, tell it to search for a java VM which took a while then select it an move on. If this still fails [as mine did on Intrepid] open a [Terminal] type or copy and paste;

sudo update-alternatives --config java

which should give you an output like this;

There are 2 alternatives which provide `java’.
Selection Alternative
* 1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
+ 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java<
Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number:

Select java-6-sun and note the path to it i.e.


now run the Jalbum installer again


and use the [Choose Another] option to navigate to

/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java then click on [Next]

When it asks where do you want to install it will give the default path of /home/user/Jalbum I change this to /home/user/.Jalbum to make this folder hidden the “.” does this but still keeps it within your [Home] folder. The program can now be run from the link in your [Home] folder.