Recently I attended a reunion of military families who served in the same unit.This is a very special unit in many ways, but because unit members spend a lot of time away from home in strange - and often dangerous - places, families are alsovery close, supporting each other through good times and bad. As a result, thisreunion was very much a family reunion where family photos were shared alongwith "ops" photos. Children and grandchildren were celebrated as much asmemories of deployments and wild parties.My iPad attracted a lot of attention in this geeky crowd, but what delighted themmost was the photo gallery. Not only are the photos big enough to view, but it'salso easy to zoom in on details like an adorable smile in a group shot. As we ladiessat there oooh-ing and aaah-ing over the photos, I was reminded of earlier dayswhen a family photo album was shared with visitors. Other than the technology,the one thing missing from my photo album was the handwritten captionsdescribing who, what, when and where.Later, after I got back home, I started looking for options to create an iPadversion of that old family album - one that could be shared far beyond the limits of my device. My original plan was to create something on my desktop that couldthen be moved to the iPad, but it dawned on me that I already had everything Ineeded right on my iPad. The challenge now became to create an album withphotos, captions and design elements using only my iPad.