The photo server for the whole family

PicApport is an easy-to-use, free of charge, private cloud photo server for your home network. Because everybody has a smartphone these days, it has become almost impossible to organize all existing photos of your family in a central place and make them available to every family member . Social networks offer a solution but not everybody wants to load private photos into the cloud. PicApport offers a solution for this. Because of the consequent integration of metadata, PicApport works for the "serious" photographer in the family exporting his RAW images from the RAW converter and for the rest of the family making snapshots with a smartphone . You can even allow visitors to access PicApport because with filters you can define what photos they are allowed to see. All manuals available in English language

Why is PicApport the best Photo-Server for you?

Digital photo frame

Turn every tablet or smartphone (iOS, Windows, Android) a dynamic digital photo frame. PicApport is optimized to only transmit the necessary resolution. This makes the transfer as fast as if the photos were accessed locally.

Try our Online Demo!

Local Collections

From Version 3 PicApport can store your images on the devices connected to the network as 'local collections' to the browser. View your dynamic query without having connection to the server on which you want view!

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Private cloud

Since version 2.0.1 PicApport is able to automatically download photos from email accounts. PicApport Photo-Server is able to set metadata, to the downloaded photos, depending on the sender.

  Learn more in our docs!

100% private

None of your valuable photos have to be transferred to a provider.


All dynamic slideshows and collections are fully bookmarkable.

SSL support

With the release of PicApport 2.0.1 SSL encryption is now supported.

Share Photos

New in version 6.2.01
share your photos

You can now share your photos easily with your family and friends. With just one click PicApport generates a link to all the selected photos you want to share. As an option you can even set an expiration date for the link that has been created.

This feature requires that your server is accessible from the Internet.

Plugins für PicApport

NEW in version 6

With modern cameras and smartphones, you have the option to tag photos with GPS coordinates. With this information PicApport can now show your photos on a map. Create photo collections by selecting photos from a particular map section. (Local and Dynamic).

  check out the Online-Demo (just click on the globe)

  quick guide

Benutzerverwaltung und Uploads

Since version 5
user managemnet and uploads

Version 5 is the largest update so far. PicApport has been extended with many useful features. The new user management together with the upload feature turns every PicApport installation into a fully functional Family-Photo-Server.

Learn more: at the guide
at the Online-Demo

Plugins für PicApport


For further information go to:


PicApport in der Presse bei und

The german press about
PicApport Photoserver

The following links provide more information about what the press says about PicApport Photoserver:

Fotos Lokal im Browser Speichern

Local photo collections

With the new technology IndexedDB it is now possible to save your photos on almost every browser as 'Local Collections'. Access your photos without a connection to the server. Try it. Equal to itself in our online demo Either you define yourself as a query "animals" and select Submit after interrogation in the right top menu "save photos locally" the point. After entry of a name for the collection of the name you select appears on the start menu "Local Collections" with a thumbnail. But you can also simply a previously saved 'Dynamic query' on the right-aligned menu add to the local collections.

Try it yourself in our online demo. Either you define a query yourself eg. "plants ***> 2010" after submitting your query, go to the top right menu and choose "save as local collection". After entering a name for the collection, in the menu "Local collection" on the mainpage there will be now your local collection with a thumbnail and your chosen name.

Foto Server on Tablet Pc Slideshow

Digital Photo Frame a re-interpreted Slideshow

Turn your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone) into a digital picture frame. Wallowing photo albums belongs to the past! With PicApport you can quickly retrieve your photos in a nice format. If you already have saved queries, you just press !

Take a look at the Slideshow!
Foto Server with metadata Photo queries

Photo queries with metadata

Find your pictures faster with metadata search!
You can quickly find your pictures by date, camera model, lens, focal length, etc. or you give your photos # tags and ratings. Once you have configured a filter, you can easily save it as a bookmark!

For example:
Go to "Dynamic collection" and chose "Animals"!

Online Demo
Foto Server with integrated pop3 e-mail client

Private Cloud? Fill your dynamic photo archive via email

PicApport can now download pictures from your email account. You can automatically extend the photos metadata depending on the sender. When running your saved search queries again, new images that match the query, are automatically displayed!

photoserver documentation
Easy installation of Foto Server with .exe file

Easy installation

An installer is included for installations on Windows systems. The application file (.exe file) can easily be started and installs PicApport.

photoerver User Guide
No Applet installation needed for the Foto Server

No applet installation needed

Simply enter the PicApport URL in the web browser and then save as a favourite on your desktop. So it appears to be an app.

photoserver documentation

Still have questions?

Try the online demo! Or send us your request using the contact form.