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.

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

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. App compiled for both intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Download link

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

Bugs fixed in version 4.11

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.