GeoTagr Now Tags Photos In The iOS Camera Roll

GeoTagr Now Tags Photos In The iOS Camera Roll

The already-great GeoTagr app has been updated to v4.4. This doesn’t sound like much, but there’s one huge new feature in this update: support for geotagging photos stored in your iPhone or iPad’s local photo library.

GeoTagr has two main functions. It records GPS tracks so you can tag photos with location data, and it lets you apply those tags to photos. Clearly this isn’t needed for pictures that were taken on the iPhone or iPad – they’re already geotagged, but if you take pictures with a regular camera, then you might need this.

The app will tag photos kept in your Dropbox, on Flickr, Google+, SmugMug or in a shared folder on your Mac or on a network drive.

But the big deal is the tagging of local files. Try this:

You take pictures with your cool Micro Four Thirds or SLR camera. You then transfer these to your iPad using the camera connection kit.

Meanwhile, you were recording your position using the GeoTagr app on your iPhone. All you have to do to tag all those photos is to launch the app on your iPad and iPhone, select the GPX track that you want to use and then tap the folder of photos in the image browser.

That’s it. The GPS data will be applied top the imported photos and copies will be saved to your camera roll (iOS quite rightly doesn’t let third-party apps modify photos in your camera roll, so copies are made).

It gets better, though. Say you store all your pictures in Flickr. You can tag them in-place. Or you can just import those photos to your Mac, point GeoTagr at the folder that contains them and let it go to work.

You can even use GPX tracks generated by third-party GPS dataloggers. I use my Garmin EDGE 500 to log my meanderings when I’m walking around a city on vacation, and so I could use this to tag all my photos right there on the iPad (if I can get the Garmin’s data into Dropbox I guess).

I already liked this app, but the latest versions are slicker and handier than ever. And it’s only $5.

  • scoo

    So,,,,the question I would have is how do you turn off the geo tagger inside iOS as applied currently to iphone pics?

  • Steve Payne

    Settings > general> Location Services > iPhoto toggle off

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