If you're looking for an original way to share the pictures from your last holiday trip, SkyAlbum Photo Gallery Builder can lend you a hand.
This app lets you create a Flash-based animated photo gallery with your favorite pictures, and share it in various ways: burn it directly to a CD or DVD, save it to your hard drive as standalone SWF files or share it online – though only through the developer's own sharing website.
Using SkyAlbum Photo Gallery Builder is a breeze. It's perfect for the not so tech-savvy who would like to do something creative with their photos, without having to spend the whole weekend learning how to use a program. The program features a tabbed interface divided into three main areas (Photo, Theme and Publish) in which you can select the images you want to use, pick the theme for your album and generate it, respectively.
SkyAlbum Photo Gallery Builder includes dozens of customizable templates with varied designs and supports background music, transition effects, annotations and clipart. On the downside, the template preview didn't seem to work for me.
If you want to share your photos in a more stylish way but don't want to spend too much time on it, try SkyAlbum Photo Gallery Builder.