Geotag function for photographers

Béla Nagy shared this idea 1 year ago
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Hi! I have a small suggestion for the developer team. There are lots of photographers (including me) who would like to be able to geotag their photos (taken with their cameras, not the phone).

If Locus Map is running anyway, registering a track - all we need is an app (running from your servers, or offline on a pc) which can merge the coordinates of the recorded points into the EXIF of the photos - based on timestamps. There are apps for this (for example: Geotag Photos Pro - I'm using it) - but your app is running anyway and it would be much more useful to have this function integrated as well -- I would even gladly pay for it!

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I'm using an external app as well but actually would like it to stay that way as in my opinion, this use case is too far off Locus' area of expertise. The app would become too convoluted if features like these made it into the main app. An extension might be an option, though.

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I think you can use locus to create a gpx file. Import the gpx in your software and syncronise the photos. All you need is to keep time on your camera sync with the mobile.

I usually do this with locus and base camp of Garmin, or with a script that uses exifftools that is faster than garmin.

I think locus can not do all the job.

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In the beta version of Locus became possible to display geotagged photos. It would be nice to add also this feature

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I don't think this is a problem that Locus should solve.

First, I don't want to have to copy gigabytes of data to my phone just to perform geotagging.

Second, there are many desktop applications dedicated to this which would run on the way more powerful hardware of your desktop computer.


I think what Lorenzo said is true. Record your track, preferably take a picture of the current GPS status with your camera to compute the time offset and just use a desktop application.

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While I am always eager to get more power - and usability (like a standard panel for the left side) - from Locus, here I agree that there is no chance for Locus to match functions line "GeoSetter beta" e.g. is offering.

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Hello guys,


thank you for a valuable feedback, I can only agree with "negative" opinions. In this case - idea declined.


Btw. Jens, to synchronize photos on PC, I once created a "QR Code generator" (at bottom in list of functions), that generate QR code with current device time, that may be later used for some automatic sync of track & photos. How to do this automatic sync - don't know. Clever guys anyway usually figure out this task ;).

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I probably did not explain clearly enough. There is no copying involved. The app (Locus in this case) should record the track (exactly how it is recording now) and the photos could be geotagged based on timestamps with a desktop extension. On the other hand if there is no demand for this - I can understand it wont be developed. I can still use Geotag Photos Pro - as I did until now.

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I think I understand the point. But this geotagging still needs a few steps - record a track (Locus), take the photos (camera), geotag them (some other software - Locus Desktop, or other)? Does it make sense to create extra software when there is already many of them and another one do not bring anything special?


I'm not skilled in this area, so I just guess.

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If Menion agree I can send my procedure for geotagging photos:

Locus, for track generation and export to GPX format.

A command line to use with exfitool (freesoftware)

Optional

reg code to easly implement geotagging_Foto script directly with right-click menu on the windows folder and into the folder.

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Try GeoSetter beta - it uses exiftool, but gives you much more power to manage anomalies.