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 5.1

2023-06-14 — GeoTag 5.1 available in the Mac App Store
2023-06-14 — GeoTag 5.1 available from this site in dmg form

GeoTag Version 5 Operating Instructions

GeoTag 5.1 requires macOS Ventura (13) or later. Use Version 4.15 if you are running an earlier version of macOS.

App Store Link

The same (free) app that is available via the following download link is also available in the Mac App Store. Get the app whichever way you like. App compiled for both intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Download link

Version 5.1 download Requires macOS 13 or later. The file is about 6.5 MB in size. Open the dmg file. Drag the GeoTag application into your Applications folder.

Updated in 5.1

Bug Fixed in 5.1

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.