Build a better photo library by plotting your shots on the map
Photos snapped with an iPhone are Geotagged, with the phone writing its location into the file so that apps like Lightroom and iPhoto (and sharing sites like Flickr) can plot it on a map. Many cameras do the same, but not all of them. The process uses GPS, but if your camera doesn’t sport this feature, HoudahGEO plugs the gap.
Download and import your shots and you can use Google Maps or its own internal map to specify where they were taken, zooming in to street level for best results and providing supplementary plainEnglish placenames if you choose.
So far, so simple, but it gets really clever when you start to automate things. Import a track of waypoints – a list of where you’ve been and when, recorded using an iOS app or a dedicated GPS device – and HoudahGEO matches up the timestamps on each photo with positions on the track. So, if it sees that a picture was taken at 3pm it can look at the track, see where you were at that time, take the coordinates from the track and apply them to the photo.
You can correct the photos’ timestamps if your camera clock is wrong and upload the results directly to Flickr and Evernote, or export them for use in iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom. Logging your photos this way makes them easier to cross-reference, because you can quickly find the same location shot across multiple sessions on a single map. Nik Rawlinson
It’s the quickest, easiest way to accurately geotag your photos without the cost of a camera upgrade.
Tag multiple images at once or automate the process by importing waypoints.