To create a photo album in Sandvox
- Select New
- Select Photo Album
Your default album will look like this
You get a thumbnail page, and you can go to any photo from there
The enlarged photos look like this
You can navigate forward, backward, and back to the thumbnails, but they don't have a filmstrip built in.
You can get a fake sidebar by adding the images into the sidebar inspector
You need to add the images, turn the sidebar on (and only the images), and then make links for all the thumbnails to the pages. I wouldn't suggest doing this for multiple albums.
jAlbum is a more flexible photo album generator
Drag the same group of photos onto the jAlbum application
Pick a Skin and Style, and press Make Album
After it's finished, select preview
Here's the front page for this skin
It has a 'subselection' of the first image for the title section, and then a bunch of thumbnails below. This is highly configurable (as opposed to Sandvox).