I’ve posted about a fair number of applications for geotagging photographs, embedding the geographic location into the photo’s EXIF header either manually or by synchronizing the time the photographs were taken with a GPS GPX track file. So far, my favorites have been GPicSync and Location Stamper, but GeoSetter is my new program of choice. Among its features are:
- A convenient and easy to use photo album display and Google Maps interface
- Automated geotagging of photos with a GPX, NMEA, PLT or Sony LOG track, with adjustable time zone and time matching tolerance
- Synchronize untagged photos with geotagged photos taken at the same time/place
- Display of the track and position markers for the photo in a Google Maps window
- Automatic retrieval of the geographic location of a photo (e.g. the name of the nearest city, state and country) for embedding in the photo’s IPTC header
- The ability to manually edit the photo’s header, including not just the geographic data, but also the IPTC source/description, category/keywords, etc.
- You can also manually geotag a photo by creating a marker in the Google Maps interface, then associating that marker with the photo
- Export of selected photos to a Google Earth KML file, with or without the track file. While other programs have this capability, GeoSetter lets you also export your choice of any of the EXIF/IPTC header data associated with the photo to the KML file as well.
- Undo/Redo capability
- Eight different languages
- Unlike some of the other programs I’ve posted about, GeoSetter’s geotagging is recognized by Picasa
The biggest flaw with the program is the lack of a help file (a few functions are documented on the website), but the program is so easy to use, you won’t miss it that much.
Thanks to Robert Kluszczynski for letting me know about GeoSetter.