PhotoLinker provides an unprecedented level of map, GPS track and photo tag interactivity, making photo annotation a compelling project and not a dreadful chore. Whether your photos are geotagged using PhotoLinker or automatically geotagged using your camera, PhotoLinker lets you interact with and explore your photos on a variety high quality maps. Metadata Working Group compliance ensures that your annotations are read from and written to your photos using new industry standards.
Map your photos and explore your tracks
• Explore your geotagged photos on a variety of high quality maps
• Add and display image direction
• Fine tune the image direction added by your camera
• Explore your GPS track history on a variety of maps
• View information about individual track points or the entire track
• Stylize your tracks and waypoints choosing size, border and fill color
Annotate your photos
• Customize the metadata editor to use exactly the tags you want
• Regroup, reorder, and rename tags to streamline your workflow
• Track exactly how your photos' metadata will be modified
• Choose from roughly 100 industry standard tags such as title, people and keywords
• Ensure your photo metadata complies with Metadata Working Group standards
• Write tags directly to the photo, its sidecar or both
• Tags are read and written with the excellent open source tool ExifTool
• Support for jpeg and most RAW file formats including XMP sidecar files
Geotag your photos
• Drag in GPS tracks and photos; immediately view proposed geotag locations
• Watch proposed locations change instantly as you adjust the photo time or time zone
• Choose from array of advanced criteria for determining which photos are geotagged
• See exactly where the photos will be before you hit the geotag button
• No GPS track? Drag a photo from browser to map and boom!, you've geotagged your photo
• Automatically fetch city, state, and country tags
Advanced date tools
• Incorrect time on your camera? PhotoLinker makes correction easy
• Add dates to scanned photos
• Copy dates between tags
• You can even set the Finder's file creation date to the date the photo was taken
iPhoto and Aperture
• Drag in photos from iPhoto or Aperture to annotate and geotag
• Write changes to the photo and sync back to iPhoto
Share and Showoff your adventures
• Built-in slideshow with a customizable map featuring your tracks and photo points alongside
• Export resized images containing all of the correctly formatted metadata
• Export photo metadata in a number of formats
- Fixed the location search in the map toolbar.
Ratings and Reviews
Not seeing the problems others are complaining about
I was a bit hesistent to purchase PhotoLinker due to some of the negative reviews from autoumn 2018, but as the mapping module in my version of Adobe Lightroom no longer works (and I'm not interested in Adobe's subscription model) I decided to take a chance on it. After several days of use it has crashed on me once, but I haven't seen the sluggish performance others have complained about. I've used it to geotag several hundred photos so far and it's written the updates out to the file on disk quickly on each batch (the largest number of photos I've tagged at once thus far is a bit over 100). So I'm reasonably satisfied so far.
Rich in Features But Poor In Quality
I am also a long time user of this app. I found the designer is very thoughtful in a way that he understand every features users need when they bring back their GPX file and photos back home after a long day photoshoot. (or week long trip)
However, I also want to point out that this app has loads of quality issue that would easily make it useless for its user:
1. New Geocoder API
This change is supposed to be a good change. However I think essentially all user can expect the performance issue. If I have only 200 pictures geotagging them could take a few hours. The app do let user to choose reverse geocoder API but the only option is Apple. I found this feature is basically not working, not only it's unacceptably slow but also it fail to label some of my photos even when they are essentially next to another one that was geeocachable. I have to disable this feature in order to restore reasonable usability of this app.
2. Resource Consumption
Just open my activity monitor I can see it uses 5.54 GB memory, plus MacOS label this as a high energy impact due to its uses of GPU. By speculation my guess is they use java or some very inefficient library that is causing all the stability issues everyone has been seeing. Really a geotagging app that uses this much memory is not reasonable. But I assume this will take the app to be completely rewritten to fix this issue. So I think likely this will last in the entire life cycle of this app.
Very slow, frequent crashes
I used to love PhotoLinker and was excited to see that a new version had been released since I last updated. However, it hangs up every time I tag a photo. It takes about 30 seconds to tag each photo, which can easily add up to hours of waiting for just an afternoon of shooting. I have tried uninstalling, restarting, and reinstalling, and the issue persists. On top of that, it seems to crash after every ten or twenty photos.
Otherwise, the app is great. I like the ability to change background maps. The interface is intuitive and very customizable. Being able to shift time stamps helps when the clock in the camera drifts by a few minutes, or if I forget to change time zones. Would be five stars if it just operated well.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.