Geotagger

Geotagger 2.0 is a droplet for inserting GPS coordinates into your photos.

 

 

 

Simply position Google Earth (version 4+ only) over the location you wish to insert into your images, then drag your images (jpegs only) onto the Geotagger icon. Once the images are tagged the information stays with them so you can import them to iPhoto, upload them to Flickr or Panoramio or any number of other things. If you choose iPhoto you may want to check out a plugin I wrote that will export your photos to a KMZ file that you can open in Google Earth and see your photos on the globe.

You can drag images from pretty much anywhere. But if you drag them from iPhoto it won’t show the changes have taken place straight away. The data has been saved to the file but iPhoto has cached the Exif information and doesn’t check the image for updates unless you tell it to “Rescan for location” using the contextual menu (right click on an image).

Stefan Geens of Ogle earth has made a set of crosshairs to help you target Google Earth. The location at the center of the crosshairs is what will be written into your images.

The Exif handling code comes from exiftool. You can find out more about this very useful utility at the official webpage http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/.

Geotagger 1.2 is still available for people on OS X 10.4. You can try version 2 if you like, but I haven’t got a 10.4 machine to test it on.
Updated in 2.0 :       

  • The icon now shows how many images are left to tag
  • Performance increase, should be noticeably faster again (less Applescript more Objective-C)
  • Included the latest version of exiftool (7.54) to increase compatibility with more image types
  • Help file to make it more obvious how to use Geotagger correctly

Updated in 1.2 :

  • Performance increase, should be noticably faster now
  • Works on systems that have “,” as their decimal delimiter, thanks to Jürgen Selent for finding the problem

Updated in 1.1 : Using exiftool to ensure icons/file creation dates are not lost
Updated in 1.02 : Now works as both an application (which stays open) and a droplet (that closes after processing the images)
Updated in 1.01 : Removed Zerolink build instruction. Now works on other computers. Thanks to Robbie Duncan for spotting that
Updated in 1 : Initial release