aPhoto icon aPhoto is a Batch Intuitive and Portable Program that Helps to Make Text and Image Watermarks


aPhoto is a batch intuitive and portable program that helps you to make text watermarks (eg. Copyright Notice) or image watermarks (eg. Logo) for your photos
and save the resulting photos to JPG, PNG, GIF, or BMP file formats.

aPhoto is a lightweight application whose purpose is to help users embed text or image watermarks on their favorite pictures.

This is a portable program, so it is important to mention that it doesn't leave any traces in the Windows Registry. You can copy it on any USB
flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to create watermarks on the
breeze, without having to go through installation steps.

Since this is a Java-based utility, you should make sure you have previously installed the working
environment on the computer, otherwise, you cannot run the tool.

aPhoto sports a clean and intuitive layout that lets you import photos using the built-in browse function.

It works with GIF, PNG, BMP, and JPG file formats, and gives you the possibility to create watermarks by
typing in the text directly into the primary panel and inserting images.

What’s more, you can customize the text in terms of font and size, pick the text and background color,
as well as alter the RGB, saturation, and lightness values.

Other notable characteristics worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to select the watermark
position, set its transparency, choose the rotation angle, and save the edited images to JPG, PNG,
GIF, or BMP file formats.

On the upside, it does offer support for batch processing, which means you can add multiple pictures
and process them at the same time.

aPhoto carries out a task quickly, provides very good image quality.

All in all, aPhoto offers an intuitive layout and a handy set of parameters, and is suitable for all
types of users, regardless of their experience level.

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#Stamp picture #Sign image #Apply watermark #Watermark #Signer #Sign #Stamp



  1. Cross-platform: aPhoto is available for OS X, Windows and Linux.
  2. Green and Safe: No need to install, just run it after it's extracted.
        aPhoto has been collected by Softpedia, and got its Labs software safety certification .
  3. Batch processing: Batch sign photos with text and image watermarks.
  4. Watermark Style: Text and image watermarks supported.
  5. Date Taken: You can fetch the date taken of your photos if they have the date info.
  6. Resize: Scale photos before or after watermark signing.
  7. Transparency: You can set transparency of watermarks.
  8. Position: You can set the watermark position by 3 3 grids way, and offset can be set for adjustment.
  9. Rotate: You can rotate text/image watermarks freely.
  10. Command Line Support(v1.1.8 or above).
  11. Snap store support(aPhoto can be installed from snap store).
  12. * Projects Management Support(You can edit many watermark projects at the same time and switch to another freely).


How to install:

  • 1. Download.
        You can download aPhoto at this page and you can also download aPhoto from Softpedia .
  • 2. Install.
        No need to install, just decompress your downloaded zip/tar package.

        If what you used is Ubuntu and its version is Saucy (13.10), Raring (13.04), Quantal (12.10) or Precise (12.04),
    You can search and install aPhoto at USC(Ubuntu Software Center).

    Or you can also install it on the command line:  
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install aphoto

    Via Snap Store:
    sudo snap install aphoto --edge
    The details refer to snapcraft.io/aphoto

How to run:

  • OS X:
       Double click "aphoto.jar".
       Or run the script at a terminal:   
    cd $APHOTO_DIR 

       @Version 1.2.1, We provide a MacOS install image at home page "aPhoto_1.2.1.dmg".

       Click "aphoto.sh" or run it at a terminal

       Snap: run snap aphoto at a terminal:   
    snap run aphoto

       Click "winrun.bat" or "aphoto.VBS"

  •    Of course, you can also start with :
         Run command "java -jar aphoto.jar" in Terminal.
         Right click on "aphoto.jar" and select "Open with Java runtime".
  • Please refer to manual for details.




History versions:

Version Publish Date Download Change Log
1.2.2 20200907 aphoto_1.2.2.zip changelog.txt
1.2.1 20190520 aphoto_1.2.1.zip aPhoto_1.2.1.dmg changelog.txt