From what I can find, an ?.ALB? file is a JASC photo album. Not really an image file, but a catalog of images in the JASC Paint Shop format. But I also don?t have JASC Paint Shop, to be sure.
But I looked on their website. In the online examples there, they show about emailing some photos out of an album, and those images are .JPG format. So, my guess is that if .ALB was the JASC album format, why don?t they email an edited album instead of separating the contained JPGs?
How large, how many bytes, are these ALB files? If I am right, then the album would be relatively small compared to what you might expect images to be. I would typically expect images, of anything that would warrant Paint Shop software, to be in the 10?s to 100?s or even 1000?s of Kbytes. (I know, I know, there are plenty of really nice pictures under 10 Kbytes, but I?m just talking about generalities, and also my own opinion. If you want argue that, please let me read it in Speakeasy ). And since this might be an "album" then it may be more than just one picture, and being so, should easily be in the 100's of Kbytes (again IMHO).
Anyway, that?s my guess, and I am looking forward to any further enlightenment, as to what those ALB files are.
I use Win98SE and the only "picture" software I have is Print Shop (which I never use) and the Kodak program which comes with their CDs, and of course Paint. Obviously I don't do much with digital pictures. I received an .alb file and can't open it. I did some "googling" and it seems alb is tied to specific software programs and if I understand what I've read it looks as tho the files are also compressed. Is there any free program which will open these files? Do you know of any program with a trial period I can use to open the album? Thanks very much for whatever insight you can give me.