Tools to Add GPS data to Photos and Images

Adding Location details (Geographic coordinates ) to photographs is useful when you take pictures while traveling.  That helps you in pinpointing your exact location when you look back after some time. There are many Cameras which come with GPS tracking inbuilt but they are very expensive. Moreover, if you do have a GPS device separately need of buying a GPS enabled camera reduces but then again how do you add GPS data to Photos details to it?

Tools to Add GPS data to Photos and Images

  • GPS to JPEG
  • GPic Sync
  • GeoSetter


Any GPS device comes with a feature that it can create a track log for you. This enables you to at least know where you have been when and Cameras can store Date and Time with any pictures. Taking these two parts together, GPS to JPEG software allows you to add GPS details i.e. Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude to any image you have taken while traveling. The only hard work you have to do is Map it with the Image.

Adding GPS Details to Image
Adding GPS Details to Image

You can add any number of images or an image folder itself and then add tracklogs to map with it. As soon as you map with it you would see the Latitude, Longitude and Altitude added to the EXIF data. You can also correct the date time by adjusting the zone you are in or erase it completely to start from scratch. Download GPS to Jpeg

GPic Sync

GPicSync is useful if you have GPS Track Log which is recorded when you are in motion but is not inserted in your photograph at that time. For example, taking a snapshot in the car while the car has inbuilt GPS recording in the background. Read more on how to use it here.

Add GPS data to Photos

GeoSetter: Change location or GPS data in images

This is an advanced tool which uses Google Maps and OpenMaps to add or change location data of your image. It can even use the GPS  files and import to create a sequence of the image accordingly.

GeoSetter Location Data

Read more on how to use it.

There should be more software around which can do this and I will be updating this as I find them. If you are using any of them, let us know in comments.


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