Our Jorgensen Album Designer (JAD) software is a leading edge computer aided design tool for photographic album design, creation and ordering.  Developed exclusively for Jorgensen Albums, this program will revolutionize your studio and streamline your processes.

JAD allows you to create your bespoke album from scratch and puts the entire design process in your hands.  You can choose from over thirty cover materials, numerous cover designs and create every page form scratch to showcase your unique style of photography. Once you have finished designing your albums you can create a professional slideshow or pdf proof to send to your clients. Once your clients have approved the design you simply order the album and prints through the software.

If you have any JAD queries please contact Jorgensens via sales@jorgensenalbums.com.


Requirements

Before downloading JAD please make sure your computer meets all the requirements:

MAC users

  1. JAD requires JAVA to be installed, for a free copy click here and select the ‘Mac OS X’ download.
  2. Now download and run the JAD installer – JorgensenAlbumDesigner64bit.jnlp

Windows 64-bit users

  1. To gain the full benefit of your 64-bit system please ensure you have JAVA (64) installed; click here and select the ‘Windows Offline (64-bit)’ download. Make sure you DON’T select the Windows Offline download as this is 32-bit only.
  2. Now download and run the JAD installer – JorgensenAlbumDesigner64bit.jnlp

Windows 32-bit users

  1. JAD requires JAVA to be installed, for a free copy please click here and select the ‘Windows Offline’ download.
  2. Now download and run the JAD installer – JorgensenAlbumDesigner32Bit.jnlp

Minimum Hardware 

Processor > 300 MHz  |  Memory > 1.5 Gb RAM  | Disk Space > 250 Mb Free


Download JAD

  1. Click here  to register for the JAD software.
  2. Fill in the form in the window that opens up
  3. You will then receive an automatic registration email with a download link .
  4. follow the instructions in the email!

If you choose to print and assemble your own albums, we recommend you upgrade to the FULL VERSION of JAD. The FULL VERSION allows you to export high res images from the software to send off to your local lab for printing.

To register for the FULL VERSION JAD, you will need to re-register through the JAD software under FILE > ACTIVATION/REGISTRATION and follow the three steps shown.


Tutorials & FAQs

Check out our FAQ and Support Page!

If you can’t find the answer there please email us at sales@jorgensenalbums.com.

For an introduction to JAD, why not watch our JAD Tutorial Videos on YouTube?


JAD Updates

Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Please check your machine for required updates – if they are not installed this may cause JAD to stop loading.

Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 & Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and later

Most Macs are slowly being updating from Java 6 to 7. When this happens JAD will not be migrated so if you have any problems launching JAD please complete the following:

1) Delete JAD from your desktop, dock & application folder;

2) Download JAD again (see instructions above) to download a new version which should solve the issue.

This will not affect any old album designs or mats.

In your System Preferences you will find the Java control panel where you can check for Java updates.


Using other Software

We all know that everyone has a favourite camera, photo editing software and perhaps even a favourite album design software.  What you probably don’t know is that JAD software allows you to import your page designs in from other software…we love to share!

We hear you ask how is this possible? Well let us explain.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It really is quite simple:

  1. Create your page layouts using one of the compatible album design software programs (See below)
  2. Export the page layouts you have created as Jpegs.
  3. Import the page layouts into JAD and drag them into the corresponding pages

Need some more details? We thought you might, so read on for the specifics!

  1. Design your page spreads in your preferred software*.
  2. Export the page layouts*
  3. Open up JAD and create your preferred Album. Complete all the order information (page number, cover material etc).
  4. Add the images to your album.  To do this simply select IMAGES > ADD IMAGES.  Then select the exported page layouts you created in the other software in jpeg format.  These will then appear in your image selection menu to add to your album.
  5. Create panoramic pages for your album.  Simply select MAT TEMPLATES menu on the left of the screen > PANORAMIC and drag this on to each page. This creates a double page spread.
  6. Drag and drop your selected images on the page spreads.

Then that should be it!

 *If you are using Adobe Indesign or Adobe Photoshop be sure to create all the page layouts as double page spreads. Export these as flattened jpegs.

 

WHICH ALBUMS CAN I DO THIS FOR?

This is currently available for all Digital Standard and Slimline Albums (Komplet Collection) and Fine Art Albums.

 

WHAT ARE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS I CAN USE?

Currently, you can use an of the following programs:

If you get stuck at all, please feel free to use the online chat on the bottom right of your screen and we can talk you through this is real time! Alternatively, you can always contact us!

 

 

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