GeoTag: A macOS Application to tag photo locations

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. See for information regarding ExifTool.

GeoTag Version 4.6

2019-08-03 — GeoTag 4.6.2 in dmg form
2019-07-11 — GeoTag 4.6.1 available in the Mac App Store

GeoTag Information and Help pages have been updated.

Note for macOS 10.12.6 users

Three users running Sierra – macOS 10.12.6 – report that they can not set any preferences including the required backup folder. The symptom is the preference window opens, then closes as soon as the mouse pointer is moved.

The issue started happening with version 4.6. I’ve created version 4.5.1 for macOS Sierra users. It is the same as version 4.5 plus some bug fixes from the later versions. Download version 4.5.1 if you are using Sierra.

App Store Link

The same (free) app that is available via the following download link is now also available in the Mac App Store. Get the app whichever way you like.

Download link

Version 4.6.2 download Requires macOS 10.12 (Sierra, but see the above note) or later. The file is about 12.5 MB in size. Open the dmg file. Drag the GeoTag application into your Applications folder.

Version 4.6.2 for macOS Catalina Beta users

Bug fixes in version 4.6.1

New Features in version 4.6

Bug fixes

Known Bugs


A change log for earlier versions can be found on the history page.

GeoTag source code is available on github [link]

Don’t see a feature you want? Know how to code? Grab the code and dig in.