Tuesday, June 24, 2008

iLife | How to Geotag Your Photos for iPhoto Import

These are instructions on how to geotag your photos for use with iPhoto 08.

Certain new cameras have geotagging features already built in; however, you can do this manually using Google Earth and Geotagger.

Step One
Download Google Earth from here to your desktop.

Step Two
Download Geotagger from here to your desktop.

Step Three
Double click the Google Earth dmg on your desktop to mount it and then drag the Google Earth icon into your Applications folder.
Step Four
Double click the Geotagger dmg on your desktop to mount it and then drag the Geotagger icon in your Applications folder.
Step Five
Double click Google Earth from your Applications folder.
Step Six
Navigate to the location your image was taken. Make sure to center the location in the window.
Step Seven
Double click to launch Geotagger from your Applications folder.

Step Eight
Now drag a photo onto the Geotagger icon in the dock. The GPS co-ordinates from Google Earth will automatically be written to your photo.

Step Nine
Now you can drag the photo onto the iPhoto icon in the dock to import it into your iPhoto Library.

Step Ten
Select the imported image and press Command+I on your keyboard to view the GPS co-ordinates you added.
It is possible to modify iPhoto to reveal a hidden Show button which will automatically open Google Maps to reveal the location of your photo. This will be covered in an upcoming tutorial!

It is also possible to create Flickr maps using the geotagging on your iPhotos!

1 comment:

Craig said...

Craig Stanton here, writer of Geotagger, thanks for the plug. You' should probably change the link to my Geotagger webpage (http://craig.stanton.net.nz/software/Geotagger.html)that way your readers can get the latest version of Geotagger rather than just version 1.2.