Managing Photos into a 3D realistic page-flipping photo album. Minos album are any type of e-publication including e-brochures, e-books, digital photo albums.
Pros: This application can create a real-life album like presentation. Page flipping of the album can be automatic or manually by the user. Minos album can make for you any type of e-publication including e-brochures, e-books, digital photo albums. What that means is that text and other material besides photographs can be used to create a flipping book like presentation. Most of the work is done automatically without the need for the user to have any HTML knowledge at all. An album/eBook/Brochure can have unlimited pages. Functionalities provided by the application include page flipping functionality, can be automatic, can be by mouse clicks or even keyboard shortcuts. Adding of thumbnails, resizing of photos, creation of a standalone executable file, web embedding, assign music, adding icons, quality control of JPEG filed, ability to create a zip file of the album, adjusting of the flipping speed, password protection and adding text on the album pages are just some of these features available. Adding flipping forward or backward by enter key, like "right arrow key", "left arrow key", "Enter key" and "Backspace key", user can flip the album by keyboard.
44+ formats are supported for pictures that can be included in the album. You could include alpha pages simulating semi transparent pages as in a real album. Users are free to add a webpage, SWF files, and text pages into the album. The size can be flexible up to 2048x2048 pixels. Auto run of the album can be stopped midway and started at any page by typing the page number in the text box. Background color or a picture used as a background can be changed easily while an index editor can create a index for a large album.
The album can also be created as a swf file and integrated into a website easily. Only restriction is that only photos not text or HTML or anything else could be used as inputs to the album.
Cons: Preview of photos while loading and some rudimentary editing would have been useful.
Overall: A very nice way of presenting an album is easy to use. This clearly rates a 4 star category.