GeoTag Your Photos

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Geotagging your photo means, embedding the location information within your photo and this enables you to view them on a satellite map. Want to Geotag a photo so that you can remember the exact place it was clicked at? Here are two software that will get the task done for you.

Picasa 3.8
You can geotag photos in Picasa in two ways: Using Google Maps from within Picasa, the other method you can read further below.

The easiest method is to use Google Maps from within Picasa itself.

  • Select the photos you want to geotag.
  • Click on Places in the Photo Tray.
  • Now, navigate to the desired location and place the green mark on your desired spot.
  • Click OK to conform location.

The second method is using the original geotag feature in Picasa, which launched Google Earth.

  • Select the photos you want to geotag.
  • Click the Geotag button in the Photo Tray.
  • This will open Google Earth and a small Picasa window appears in the lower-right corner.
  • Navigate to the desired location in Google Earth and place the yellow cross-hairs on your chosen spot.
  • Click the Geotag button to place the selected photo. You can also click the Geotag All button to tag all of the selected pictures with the same location information.
Download: Picasa [10.4 Mb]

GeoSetter
This is a freeware tool for Windows that lets you add and edit geotag data in a photo. You can add geotag to the photos by entering the coordinates or by browsing via the build-in Google Maps.

More features of GeoSetter:

  • The image along with the geotagged location can be exported to Google Earth too.
  • GeoSetter can also synchronize the photos with track files, such as NMEA, GPX, PLT, Sony LOG and others.
  • Shows existing geo coordinates, image directions and tracks on embedded Google Maps map.
  • Automatic filling of location IPTC fields and altitude values.
  • Possibilty to change taken date of images.
  • Synchronization with already geo tagged images with buddy images (e.g. between RAW images and their corresponding JPEG images)
  • Synchronization with locr.com.
Download: GeoSetter