Geotagging

Could you tell me whether there is a preferred option with geotagging photographs eg general area of photograph, where the photographer was standing when the photo was taken, or main focus of photograph ie central building or object? I understand that some cameras note where the photographer was standing when the photograph was taken but that's not helpful if the photograph was using a zoom lens. Also, do you have any recommendations for the best ways to add a geotag after the fact (if you are adding metadata after a photograph has already gone on line) and whether there are options for adding a direction of gaze eg facing south-west or so many degrees north?

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Keely, this is a tricky question. I am going to do some research for you and get back to you as soon as I can.

--Chris McDowall • 2012-05-30 00:00:00 UTC

This is an interesting question. There would't be anyway to add location to what the photo is of unless it is right where the photographer was standing...unless you did it manually on google earth? I have heard a lot of people talk about http://www.geosetter.de/en/ as a good software for adding geotags. I use corel when I edit them: http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/landing/geotag-photos/. But it might be worth looking into.

--Donna • 2012-05-30 00:00:00 UTC

This is an interesting question. There would't be anyway to add location to what the photo is of unless it is right where the photographer was standing...unless you did it manually on google earth? I have heard a lot of people talk about http://www.geosetter.de/en/ as a good software for adding geotags. I use corel when I edit them: http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/landing/geotag-photos/. But it might be worth looking into.

--Donna • 2012-05-30 00:00:00 UTC