album is a tool for unifying computational tools across frameworks, languages, and environments. Although album is an extension of a prototype originally developed by Kyle Harrington while at the University of Idaho, the pioneering development has been performed at the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) by Kyle Harrington, Jan Philipp Albrecht, and Deborah Schmidt. Many of the design principles were revised and conceived by Deborah Schmidt, while Jan Philipp Albrecht established the technical foundation of album.

The work at MDC was supported by Helmholtz Imaging, which is a platform of the Helmholtz Association to bring scientists and engineers in the Helmholtz Association together to promote and develop imaging science and to foster synergies across imaging modalities and applications within the Helmholtz Association.