Release Date: April 20, 2010
XML Photo Album is a free, open-source two-component system for creating and displaying albums of digital photos. The first component is the Album Generator application which runs under the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, available through Windows Update. The .NET framework will run on Windows 98 and later. On non-Windows systems, the Mono project provides a .NET framework. See the Linux readme distributed with the project tarball for notes on Mono compatibility. The Album Generator creates an XML database of all the album data. Albums are viewed in a web browser using the second component of the software, a set of files which automatically format the album display.
When you install the GUI application for generating the 'album.xml' document, its install directory (by default C:\Program Files\XML Album Generator\) contains the license file as well as the 'files' folder containing all of the auxiliary files (including index.xml). AlbumGenerator.exe is the main program. If you opt to install the Help Files in the installer, this readme file, an HTML help file, and a Windows help file (XMLalbum.chm) will also be installed in the application directory. You can view the HTML Help File if the .chm file does not work (if you're in Linux, for example), or if you simply prefer the HTML format. The .chm file contains the same information as 'help.html', but in the standard Windows help file format, accessible by pressing the F1 key from within the generator application.
For distribution and archiving, the album's directory can be made public on a web page, or burned to a CD or DVD. No special software besides a web browser is necessary to view the albums created with this system.
For further information, and to check for updates, see http://xmlalbum.sourceforge.net.
The browser display portion of this system was created by Belle Philibosian. The Album Generator was created by Adam Azarchs. All components are copyright 2005-2010 Belle Philibosian and Adam Azarchs. Some rights reserved under the MIT license, see the 'license.txt' file distributed with the Album Generator application.