PhotoGem provides an alternate Photo viewing experience using a collection of easy to position panels that have contextual information. Each photo image can be viewed along with a Map, nearby Wikipedia pages, Captions & other meta data. The Map includes geo-based links take you in context to other apps such as Apple Maps, Safari, & Google Street View where you are “returned” to the scene where the photo was taken. The Wiki panel scrolls horizontally to reveal up to 20 nearby Wikipedia pages with summary text and image if available. Tapping one will launch you into the Wikipedia app for that page.

Features include:

- Photo Viewer: Easily scroll through the albums in your library, viewing each photo along with its map, description & photo properties.
- Map: Adjust the height, type (standard or satellite) & zoom level. Includes the Image Direction Arrow to show direction the camera was pointing. Also includes several location aware links to explore the photo’s location.
- Location Editor - tap the Map to add or adjust the photo’s gps coordinates. Useful for adding missing location (like from scanned photos). You can also adjust the image direction to set the initial Google Street View image.  
- Wikipedia Panel: Horizontally scroll to up to 20 nearby Wikipedia pages including title, summary & image. Tap to launch into Wikipedia. Long press to configure as default.
- Google Street View Link: click to launch into a Google Street View right where the photo was taken (when available).
- Wikipedia Link: Configure a Wikipedia page for the photo. Page name is saved with the photo as the photo’s Headline.
- Apple Maps Link: Launch into Apple Maps at the photo’s location.
- Search Link: Performs a google search for a photo based on location description.
- Caption Viewer/Editor - Add your own descriptions to the photo. PhotoGem saves it along with the image in the photo library.
- Audio Clips - Either tap the play button for the photo or configure to “Autoplay” when the image is loaded. Assign a clip to a photo by either browsing for an audio file or simply tapping the record button.
- Photo Property Viewer - Includes basic properties along with EXIF, IPTC, TIFF & GPS.
- Customizable Panels - The Map, Description Viewer, Photo Properties and Audio Clips that are viewed can be setup with an easy to use layout tool. Similar to the the way you configure the Today View Widgets in iOS.
- Other Features - Online Help, Dark Mode, iPad Multitasking Support with Split Screen, Slide Over & Drag & Drop.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Wiki Panels now show distance from Wiki Page to the Photo.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

mollyyyygb ,


What a cool app! I love all the different features especially how it shows the street view of where the photo was taken. It’s been very helpful with remembering every detail of family trips. I was also able to record my grandpa narrating a picture before he passed away. That’s something i will treasure forever. Very nice job!

KALB Pilot ,

The app keeps getting better

Wow I like the Wikipedia interface, the new app shows how far you are from the various sites. New and useful features are added regularly to keep it fresh and up to date. I don’t know of another app as user friendly and features rich as PhotoGem.

hsv_guy ,

Beautifully simple

Does one thing, and does it really well. There are several apps to edit exif data, but finding the caption field is cumbersome. With this app and the photo extensions adding a caption is dead simple. Some have complained that the caption is not viewable in Photos. That is a limitation of photos, not PhotoGem. I use google photos, and the caption is viewable there, as well as in Photos Mac. PhotoGem is also invaluable for those who want to scan old family photos.


Diamond4 Mobile Solutions LLC
2 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. 24 Hour Trial
  2. PhotoGem Pro $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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