Easily Geotag Travel Photos With Gpicsync
It’s a common thing to travel and capture many interesting photos, but when you go back to your home, you forget where you have taken these photos. There are some of the latest cameras like Nikon Coolpix series that has inbuilt GPS receivers features. With this feature you could simply geotag your images and record the site where you have captured these photos.
Now, even if you are using very old camera, which doesn’t enable GPS, then with the GPS logger, you could enjoy the same facility. The thing they should fulfill is a Geotagging application. Here is pretty useful GeoTagging application named as GPicSync, which is absolutely free to use and might surely help you out.
GPicSync does not include a very fancy or wonderful interface. Nevertheless, it has user-friendly interface that contains all the features and many handy functions. EXIF reader has been introduced in this program. You could use this feature to insert geographic site into EXIF header. Besides, you could conveniently put in thumbnail size photo on the Google Map program or Google Earth using KMZ file generator. Popular web services like Picasa or Flickr tend to recognize GPicSync so you could easily post your geotagged photos on such web services.
Recently, the latest GPicSync1-28 has been released by GPicSync. Use the following link to download GPicSync.
The interesting features of GPicSync are enlisted below.
- Geocode your images automatically (in the EXIF header)
- Multiple selection is possible like you can utilize GPS tracklog in the NMEA format or GPX format
- Elevation data from the tracklog is supported
- Visualize directly the geocoded photos in Google Earth by creating Google Earth KML file
- Easily make the Google Maps file for publishing the photos on the web
- Associate video or audio files automatically in Google Maps and Google Earth
- Easily generate Google Earth KMZ file (having your geolocalized tracklog and photos)
- Write longitude or latitude manually in picture EXIF or photos
- Integrated tools are pretty handy (rename pictures with date/location, EXIF reader, Time correction tool, GPX inspector,)
- Main RAW files format and Jpeg pictures are supported
- Multi-language support in English, German, traditional and simplified Chinese, French, Catalan, Polish, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese.
Stewart Harper says
Another way to geotag your photos is to track your route for the day using a GPS device such as Garmin or smartphone app. You can then use http://www.gobreadcrumbs which is a free web application which allows you to upload your GPS track (via either Garmin or GPX) and then upload photos/videos along with the track. It then automatically geotags your photos by matching up the timestamps in the EXIF header on the photo with the timestamps in the GPS track.