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 https://exiftool.org for information regarding ExifTool.
Note for macOS 10.12.6 users
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.
GeoTag Version 4.11
2021-03-03 — GeoTag 4.11 available in the Mac App Store
2021-03-02 — GeoTag 4.11 available from this site in dmg form
See also the GeoTag Information and Help pages
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. App compiled for both intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
Version 4.11 download Requires macOS 10.13 or later. The file is about 12 MB in size. Open the dmg file. Drag the GeoTag application into your Applications folder.
New Features in version 4.11
- ExifTool version 12.21
Bugs fixed in version 4.11
- pull date/time and existing location information from the image file even when an XMP file exists. The same metadata from an XMP file, if present, will have priority and override the metadata from the image file.
- Race condition: When photos with the same name are among multiple images opened one may fail to open. An alert will is displayed when this happens.
- Setting the date of an image outside of the range of 1970-2034 may result in an incorrect GPS Date Stamp. This is a limitation of how GeoTag, ExifTool, and macOS libraries handle date and time. One hopes that the year 2034 limit will eventually be removed ;)
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.
Photos (OSX 10.10.3 and later) will let you modify existing location metadata but not add location data to an image. If necessary use GeoTag to add location metadata before importing the images into Photos. This may also hold true for other image editing applications.
Please send bug reports, feature requests, or other comments to firstname.lastname@example.org