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Do you have a bunch of photos that aren’t geotagged and haven’t found a free program that makes it easy? Let me introduce GeoSetter to you. This awesome app makes geotagging your photos a breeze and also lets you change other EXIF information on images.

This obviously isn’t the only app that lets you geotag photos, but I love the simplicity. Just select one or multiple photos from the browsing pane along the left side, and use the Google Map on the right side to find the spot you took the photos. Then click the little marker icon in the toolbar above the map to assign the spot to all selected images.

This also handles the scenario where you may have a mixture of images that do and don’t have geotagged data. Images that already have been geotagged are highlighted in red, and you can go one step further to filter out all photos that are geotagged. That way you ensure you aren’t doubling up on your workload.

Here’s a rundown on the available features and filetypes that are supported:

  • Reads and writes the formats JPEG and TIFF as well as camera RAW formats DNG (Adobe), CRW, CR2 and THM (Canon), NEF and NRW (Nikon), MRW (Konica Minolta), PEF (Pentax), ORF (Olympus), ARW, SR2, SRF (Sony) and RAF (Fujifilm), RW2 and RAW (Panasonic), RWL (Leica)
  • Uses ExifTool from Phil Harvey for writing data
  • Shows existing geo coordinates, image directions and tracks on embedded Google Maps map (requires internet connection)
  • Setting geo data by using embedded Google Maps map (requires internet connection) or by entering known values for coordinates and altitude directly
  • Automatic filling of location IPTC fields and altitude values (requires internet connection)
  • Editable IPTC data (IPTC-NAA/XMP)
  • Possibilty to change taken date of images
  • Synchronization with track files (NMEA, GPX, PLT, Sony LOG, IGC and others)
  • Synchronization with already geo tagged images with buddy images (e.g. between RAW images and their corresponding JPEG images)
  • Google Earth export
  • Synchronization with locr.com

Not sure how much you’ll use this? No problem, there is a no-install version you can download at a moments notice without the worry of having to install the program. It’s not completely portable though since it does store settings in your profile folder on your PC.

GeoSetter Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)