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Important Notice: This software and documentation are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Marc J. Rochkind or Basepath Software be responsible for any direct or consequential damage resulting from the proper or improper use of this program or documentation. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain transactions, and therefore this statement may not be applicable to you.

Albumatic is a product of Basepath Software.

Overview

Albumatic is the easiest way to put your digital photos into an album that's published on a Web page. It's one of the very few free or shareware programs that can scan in photos (or use  existing ones),  assemble them into an album, create thumbnails that link to larger images, and transmit the whole thing (using FTP) to your Web site. And, it's totally self-contained, even the FTP part.

Basically, here's how you work with Albumatic:

  • You organize your photos into albums, as few or as many as you want in each album. On the Web, an album corresponds to a single Web page and the photos that it references. On your local computer (where you're running Albumatic), an album corresponds to a directory.
  • You add photos to an album. For each photo, you can enter a caption, crop it, and rotate it around (in case you scanned it upside down).
  • You can decide if the main album page should show just thumbnails, small photos (of varying sizes), or the photo in its original size. If you want, the photos on the main page can link to larger photos, and you can choose the size for them, too.
  • When you've got the album the way you like it, you click the Publish To Web button and everything is sent automatically to your Web site. You (or anyone who has permission) can then view the album with any ordinary Web browser.
  • If you want, you can organize several albums into a library. Links can be automatically placed in each album that take you to the other albums. And, you can publish all the albums in a library with a single button click.

Well... in the interest of full disclosure, we do have to admit that it's not always easy setting up the FTP connection, especially if your Web site is new and you've never done it, but we've done our best here to give you clear instructions.

For First-Time Users

Chances are you've already played around with Albumatic, and have even gotten an album to appear in the preview window. But, in case you haven't, we've provided a Getting Started Guide.