10 best free photo album software (offline and online programs)

Here are free photo album software that help you to organize and manage your photos. Whether you want to create a photo album or photo gallery or slide show, these programs allow you to do that. You can also share your album via social sites, export to CDs/DVDs and upload to your website or web hosting service.

FlipAlbum Standard

FlipAlbum is one of the popular photo album software that helps you to organize, view and share your photos and images. FlipAlbum comes with full album creation features. The software comes in three kinds of editions: FlipAlbum Standard, FlipAlbum Suite and FlipAlbum Pro. FlipAlbum Standard version allows you to create photo album on your PC. It lacks the features such as share albums online, export albums to CDs, VCD/DVD for TV viewing, encryption, watermark, etc. You Should upgrade either to Suite or Pro version to unlock these features.

Main features of Flip Album Standard

  • Has all the tools to create Intuitive and realistic 3D photo album
  • Create book type and realistic page-flipping photo album
  • Support Multi-Page Rapid and Auto Flipping
  • Hold pages and compare contents
  • Copy, Delete, Rename and move folders easily
  • Can insert pages directly to the album
  • Include templates, image layout, image effects
  • Support Customization of Table of contents, support Batch function and MP3 Support
  • View images in full screen mode
  • Support popular Image, Video and Audio formats
  • more features…

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: FlipAlbum Standard

Photilla Photo Album Software

NCH Software provides another useful software called Photilla. Photilla is a free photo album software that allows you to organize your photos into albums. Once you install the software, it scans your computer for images and pictures and categorize into albums.

Features of Photilla

  • Import and organize images in single or multiple folder
  • Display a single photo in more than one album
  • Support drag and drop photos to the desired folder
  • Add tags to photos
  • Change image Title, Author, Comments and subject
  • Allows you to burn albums to CDs using Express Burn CD Burner
  • Supported formats includes bmp, gif, jpg, jif, jiff, jpeg, exif, png, tif, tiff, psd, tga, pcx, jp2, wmf
  • Allows you to edit your photos with PhotoPad image editor

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: Photilla free album software

Photo! Web Album

Photo! Web Album is a free photo album software that enables you to create and view albums on your computer. The software serves as photo album generator that allows to view the result in real time.

Features of Photo Web Album

  • Easy tool to create a web photo gallery
  • Create and save photo album
  • Support WYSIWYG mode that allows to see how your album looks in real time
  • Include lots of themes and personalize your album
  • Allows you to install and update more templates right from the software
  • Include built-in photo editing tools such as rotate, filters, red eye removal, color correction, noise removal, etc
  • Burn your photo album to a CD/DVD
  • Upload and share your album to your own website or other web hosting service

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Website: Photo! Album Software

PhotoMeister

PhotoMeister is free photo album software that helps you to handle, edit and publish your digital photo collection. PhotoMeister allows you to organize your photo in albums using three steps: import, improve and impress. Each step has useful wizard that enables you to manipulate your photos.

Features of PhotoMeister

  • Find photos quickly
  • Manage photo collections, copy and import photos into albums
  • Support importing photos from hard drive, from digital camera, memory card, from scanner
  • Has basic built-in photo editing tools
  • Support creating web-based photo albums, screensavers, email the photos, burn albums to CDs that can be played on DVD player
  • Build Photo Slide Shows
  • Print your photos on your printer
  • Supported formats include jpg, tif, bmp, pcx, ico, cur, png, wmf, emf, tga, pxm

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, 2003

Website: PhotoMeister

If you are looking for free online photo album software that allows you to create and organize your own pictures, you can use one of the popular programs listed under.

It is quiet easy to create online photo album, however, in order to have online photo album, you either use the established websites that offer the service or use web hosting companies to store your photo album. Having your own domain and hosting platform is an ideal way to control, design and manage your photo album.

Here is a list of free online photo album software

Piwigo

Piwigo is a multi-featured, open source and free photo album program that enables you to publish and manage your collection of photos. It is built-in with useful tools that help you to create your own online photo gallery web page. No need to worry about the installation, it provides step by step installation manual.

Featues of Piwigo

  • Add photos to web form, FTP client or a desktop application
  • Organize albums and has unlimited tree structure depth
  • Web and photo standard compliant
  • Describe photos with tags for easy browsing
  • Can browse photos by date
  • Include different themes and plugins
  • Allows to set permission on albums and photos
  • Allows to post comments from visitors
  • Has statistics and management tools and support 45 languages
  • Create automatic slideshow
  • Give meaningful URLs for Search Engine Optimization
  • Employ advanced techniques to filter spam and more features

Requirement:  Web hosting space with PHP and MySQL support (Piwigo.com, Arvixe.com and Bluehost.com are the recommended web hosting companies)

Website: Piwigo

Photo! Web Album

Photo! Web Album is a free online photo album software that provides the easiest and smartest way to create photo galleries for the web. This web album generator is user friendly and easy to use even for new users. In addition, Photo! Web Album comes with essential photo editing tools.

Main features of Photo! Web Album

  • Create, edit and share online photo album
  • Has a number of photo editing tools including rotate, fix red eye, color correction, noise remover, etc
  • Has lots of themes and templates for different occasions
  • Personalize photo albums
  • Preview how the photo album looks in real time
  • Support subfolders that enables to organize images in a single album
  • Support arranging and rearranging photos
  • Save albums to website, local viewing, burning onto CD/DVD

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: Photo! Web Album Generator 

Arclab Thumb Studio

Arclab Thumb Studio is free online photo album software that creates image gallery, web photo album and slideshows. Other than generating web album, it converts your image to 3 different sizes. After creating your album, you can easily upload the album on web server, no coding is required.

Main features of Arclab Thumb Studio

  • Create web photo album, image gallery, Java Slideshow and slideshow
  • Able to create custom albums in the design of your webpage
  • Has several pre-defined styles and image manipulations tools
  • Organize and sort images into albums
  • Import captions from images, add and set fonts and colors,
  • Include basic watermarking functions
  • Upload project files (HTML and Images)
  • Free for both private and commercial use
  • Support batch processing of a huge number of images

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: Arclab Thumb Studio

Web album generator

Web album generator is easy to use and free web album generator software that creates all Html, jpeg thumbnails, and CSS required for online photo album. You just add all your photos into this free online photo album software and it then generates the album for you.

Main features of Web album generator

  • Create and publish web albums
  • Support thumbnail creation and customization
  • Include basic photo editing tools such as resizing, rotation
  • Support drag and drop photos, save and load color schemes
  • Add photo titles and captions with any language, add and remove photos, sort photos
  • Compile albums with XHTML and CSS 2 standards
  • View album with the default browser
  • Save albums for later

Compatibility: Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: Web album generator

MyAlbum

MyAlbum.co.uk is free online photo album software where you put your photos and easily share your album with friends and family. You need to sign up for free to get the service. In addition, you receive 2GB free storage that can store 1000 photos.

Main features of MyAlbum

  • Make an online photos album easily
  • Allows you to give album a title, support drag and drop
  • Has its own photo uploader
  • Make albums private and public or can be viewed by selected people
  • Allows you to backup your album

Website: MyAlbum

iWebAlbum

iWebAlbum is simple and free online photo album software that allows you to create web photo album quickly and easily.

Main features of iWebAlbum generator

  • Support drag and drop photos
  • Has built in different web album skins and support slideshow
  • Multi-language support
  • The generated album is compatible with XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.0

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

Website: iWebAlbum

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