GeoTag: An OS X Application to tag photo locations

GeoTag is a free OS X application that allows you to update image metadata with geolocation tags by panning and zooming in a map window and then clicking on the location where a photo was taken. It is a good way to add location information to photos or fine tune existing location information.

Image file updates are performed using Phil Harvey’s ExifTool. This allows geolocation data to be modified an unlimited number of times with no image degradation as ExifTool modifies metadata without changing the image data. See for information regarding ExifTool.

GeoTag Version 4

Announcing GeoTag version 4

Version 4 uses Apple Maps and contains its own copy of ExifTool.

2017-12-04 — GeoTag version 4.1 is now available. From a users point of view this is the same as GeoTag 4.0.23.

New Features (4.1)

Version 4.1 download Requires Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. The file is about 11 MB in size. Open the dmg file once downloaded and drag the GeoTag applicationto your Applications folder. Please read the included README file for notes about image backups.

Google Maps and GeoTag

Effective June 22, 2016 Google changed requirements for accessing maps. Access to Google Maps from 3rd party apps such as GeoTag was blocked in some places of the world until for a short while. I didn’t know if that would happen again. As a result GeoTag version 4 uses Apple maps.

Earlier versions

GeoTag Version 3.3 Screenshot

GeoTag Version 3.3 Screenshot

GeoTag Version 3.3 Screenshot

GeoTag version 3 and earlier require you to download and install ExifTool. See the link, above.

Version 3.5.8 download Version 3.5 requires Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later. The file is about 3 MB in size. Open the dmg file once downloaded and drag the GeoTag application to your Applications folder.

Note: Full application help for version 3 is not yet implemented. A copy of the readme file is used, instead.

GeoTag 2 Icon

GeoTag 2 Icon

Version 2.2 download Version 2.2 runs on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). A 64-bit capable system is required. See GeoTag Help for more information.

Version 1.8 download Version 1.8 runs on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) through Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

Please use the latest version that will run on your machine. Bug fixes and new features are not back ported to older versions of the software.

GeoTag source code is available on github [link]


Demonstration Video

This demonstration was made with an earlier version of GeoTag. All versions operate in a similar manner.