GeoTag is a free macOS 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.
GeoTag can also import GPX track logs and set image location set by matching the timestamp of the image to timestamps in the track log.
Bug fix: XMP metadata (timestamp and GPS position) has priority over image metadata and will be used if present.
Ratings and Reviews
* One or more GPX files in the same directory as the phots are read automatically.
* Manually tagging using the map is easy.
* Supports RAW files.
* Nice layout of list, image, and map.
* Cannot adjust the location accuracy.
* Cannot adjust for a time offset.
* Locations got randomly assigned. Out of 50 pictures on a hike of a few miles, the last 40 got the exact same location. Seems to be an issue with multiple GPX files being saved in memory since a new set of photos and GPX got assigned to a previous track -- from a different location and date!
Clearing the image list didn't always seem to resolve it, but closing and reopening the program for each new set seems to apply only the locations that positively match.
Time offset may be a dealbreaker for some, but for free, this is a good app.
Easy to use!
With Aperture going away, I decided to switch to Capture One 12. One of the advantages of C1 is that it imports native Aperture libraries. One thing it doesn't do is easily let me geotag photos. Aperture connected directly into Apple Maps and made it easy to add that information. C1 does not, so for those photos that don't have location data embedded, I needed a simple app to do that. This one fits the bill perfectly. Unfortunately it adds a few steps since I need to geotag the photos before I import them into C1, but it does the job. I do wish there was a way to enter, say, a city/state/country or whatever into a search box. That would make it easier to locate an area as opposed to scrolling around the map.
Great For Being Free
This simple app gets the job done as far as adding coordinates to your files. The option to change the date, however, only changes the content date, not the original creation date. (You still need the terminal for that.)
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- Marco S Hyman
- 8.5 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- Copyright © 2014-2021 Marco S Hyman
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.