Tag Archives: GPS

Photo Annotation: Scanfest Follow-Up

As a follow up to the most recent Scanfest I’d like to lay out in more detail some of the options for photo annotation in particular. No matter what I’ve said about annotation in the past, (and I’ve said a lot) it’s better you read from the present backwards.

It’s been a learning process for me too and some things I’ve tried in the past, and might have even liked at the time, I wouldn’t go back to. Continue reading

Windows Live Photo Gallery GPS Nightmare

Windows LiveIgnore this post at your peril.

Basically, I like Windows Live Photo Gallery. Or, at least I did until about two hours ago. It’s impressive after the single viewer window in XP with zero options. It’s a major endeavour. If IPTC is your thing they’re still in kindergarten but it has its good points.

But, listen close. This really is as bad as it looks. Continue reading

How To Add Or Edit GPS With ExifTool

ExifTool is a command-line application for reading, writing and editing metadata. ExifToolGUI is essentially ExifTool but with a user-friendly interface which has the ability to view all metadata, edit the most frequently used metadata and modify files using batch-mode.

2014 update: The ExifToolGUI interface has changed considerably since I wrote this post. If you’re looking for your available GPS options here, see ExifToolGUI for Windows v5.xx. Frankly, I find it much simpler to use GeoSetter which is also based on Phil Harvey’s ExifTool.

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Photo Mechanic

Photo MechanicAnyone else over the Moon about Photo Mechanic or is it just me? I’ve gotten more photo work done in the past 2 weeks working at it part-time than I have in the entire two years previous staying up all night. It makes me wonder what I was doing all that time. I decided my time is worth more than 2¢ an hour, and it was time to invest $150 and git ‘er done.

If you’re looking to annotate your photos for searching and the edification of future generations, this is it. Photo Mechanic is sublime. Every time I look I find another useful feature. Here’s some of my favorites so far:

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Making Scents of the Past

I wrote a really funny piece yesterday called Making Scents of the Past. A different one. O boy, sometimes I just crack myself up. But by the time I went to bed I was pretty well sobered. There’s a big difference between dredging up records of the already-deceased and chasing memories of the still-living. Continue reading