GeoTag: An OS X Application to tag photo locations
Google Maps and GeoTag
Effective June 22, 2016 Google changed requirements for accessing maps. Access to Google Maps is now blocked in at least some places of the world until and unless I can conform GeoTag to Google requirements. I am not sure that I can do that without requiring users to log in to a Google account. I am looking at other available options.
GeoTag Version 3
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 http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ for information regarding ExifTool and to download a Mac OS X Package of this very useful program. GeoTag requires ExifTool and a network connection.
Announcing GeoTag version 3.5
2015-09-30 — Version 3.5 fixes a few bugs and includes changes needed to run on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
- (internal) update code to use Swift 2.
Disable App Transport Security so the maps will load in OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
location highlighting error fixed. When assigning a location and then selecting another image the latitude and longitude are re-displayed in the standard color.
map search box relocated such that it no longer covers the button used to exit street view.
Version 3.5 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
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]
- Aperture 3 and iPhoto ‘09 support “places”, built-in geotagging. GeoTag is not needed with these applications, but some may still find it useful.
- Due to the way Aperture, iPhoto, and Photos handle metadata geolocation changes using GeoTag must be made before the photos are imported into those applications.
- Please send bug reports, feature requests, or other comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
This demonstration was made with an earlier version of GeoTag. All versions operate in a similar manner.