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Posted by B Kieffer on Dec 22, 2007 11:20:24 AM


In my previous post I suggest my two favorite programs for tagging your photos with GPS data and converting the GPS-CS1K .log files for use with other tools. But how do I put it all together?




Here is my workflow when working with photos I want to tag with GPS data.




Step 1) Transfer .log files from GPS-CS1K to a folder on Mac. I have a subfolder in Pictures for storing these. The nice thing is that OS X simply mounts the GPS-CS1K as a removable hard drive. It's as easy as dragging and dropping the files.




Step 2) Transfer picture files from camera, and archive a set of backups. If you're shooting RAW, you'll need to do your conversion now as well. Don't import the photos into iPhoto, Aperture, or Lightroom yet. If you've got your photo program to start up automatically when a camera is connected, you may want to disable it. It's best to do this anyway.




Step 3) Open GPSPhotoLinker and select "Load Tracks." This will open a finder window for you to navigate to the folder in which you stored your GPS .log files. Shift select them all and click open. The program will automatically select the correct data from the correct file for each picture. Next, select "Load Photos" and navigate to the folder in which you stored your working JPEG files.




Step 4) Select photos to which you would like to add GPS data. You select just a few, or do them all in bulk.




Step 5) Import images into your favorite image management tool.




Now you're all set with geotagged images for use with Google Earth, Flickr, Picasa or any other websites that support standard Geo tags in EXIF data.




Note: If you're using Flickr like I do, make sure you enable the option to import EXIF location data on this page:




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B Kieffer

B Kieffer

Member since: Oct 17, 2007

I've got quite an active fall/winter lined up. Getting married. Going on a couple of trips. Looking forward to testing out Sony's new photo products, including the new GPS unit. No more scouting online maps trying to figure out where I took pictures!

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