PicApport is an easy-to-use, free of charge, private photo gallery server for your home network. Look at your photos on any device connected to your network, without having to transfer them to an external ISP first. An app installation is not required. Once configured, PicApport automatically detects when new photos were stored on the server and makes them available to the user with a modern browser interface. The browser interface is optimized for use on smartphones and tablet PC's. It is possible to view photo directories in a preview (thumbnails), or as a slideshow. Since the PicApport Server has been implemented in Java, an installation on Linux or Mac OS X is possible. Since version 5.0 PicApport also includes a user management and the ability to upload photos directly from your phone or tablet to a PicApport Server. Why do I need PicApport You have a new tablet PC or iPad and want to access your existing photos stored on a PC without copying them again and again to this device? Then PicApport is exactly the right program. Simply start PicApport on the PC on which the photos are stored and you can watch them from any connected device in your network through a browser. Of course, this also works smartphones. PicApport as a family photo server 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. Digital photo frame / slide show function PicApport turns every tablet, smartphone or PC into a comfortable digital photo frame. You achieve this with zero administration. Local copies of the photos on your phone (local collections) Since version 4 it is possible to copy photos locally to your phone. These photos can always be viewed even if there is no connection to the server (Your cellphone has no connection). With version 6.0 you can display your photos on a map (if they have geotags already) based on their geotags.