HoudahGeo 6

Photo Geocoding & Geotagging for Mac

Screenshot: Geotag photos on Mac

Know Where You Took That Photo!

Use HoudahGeo to geocode and geotag your photos. “Pin” photos to the exact places where they were taken.

HoudahGeo stores latitude, longitude and altitude as geotags right within the image file. Just like a GPS-enabled camera.

HoudahGeo supports many methods of geocoding, ranging from automatic to manual. Use a GPS track log, reference photos taken with iPhone, or pick locations on the built-in map.

HoudahGeo works with both JPEG and RAW images. It can browse Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom Classic libraries.

HoudahGeo adds locations to photos in Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture. It also writes geotags to the original image files. Use HoudahGeo to copy location information to future-proof geotags.

View. Organize. Find!

Geotags tie your photos to geographical locations. View your photos on a map. Use your favorite photo cataloging tools to organize and find photos by location.

Future-proof your photos with geotags. HoudahGeo writes EXIF, XMP, and IPTC metadata tags to JPEG and RAW image files. Industry standards ensure that the information can be used by a wide variety of software and services.

Geotagging is essential for professionals who need to know and show where photos were taken. E.g. to document wildlife migration, locate structure damage, enhance real estate listings, etc.

Location information adds to the “story” of a photo. See a bird's-eye view of where you took your photos and the route you took to get there. Relive and recount your adventures.

Customer Voices

  • If you use Mac and are serious about geotagging, HoudahGeo is hard to beat. It is very powerful, and I find it to be the most intuitive to use.

  • Easy add missing GPS data longitude and latitude, but also grab city, country, province and other data and write this including IPTC data (like keywords, comments) back to the original files.

  • Not only is the program excellent, but the support is top grade

  • Does what it's supposed to... Perfectly.
    Really easy to use. Nice interface. Great costumer support.

HoudahGeo 6.4 works with macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 14 Sonoma.

Automatic Geocoding

Use a GPS device, a track logger, or your phone to record a GPS track log. HoudahGeo matches your photos to data points in the track log.

HoudahGeo reads many common track log file formats: GPX (GPS Exchange Format), NMEA, Garmin FIT, Wintec TES, etc.

HoudahGeo can also connect to a wide variety of GPS devices. Download the trial version to test if your device is supported.

Screenshot: Geotag from GPS track

Geocoding Without a GPS

Use the built-in map to double-check, adjust, or assign locations to your photos. Drag images to map locations for quick geocoding.

HoudahGeo also connects to Google Earth where you can pick locations from the globe.

Use your iPhone or GPS-enabled camera to take geotagged reference photos. HoudahGeo uses these to geocode photos taken during the same timeframe.

Use HoudahGeo Places to quickly assign coordinates and location names to photos taken at your favorite spots.

Use Lift & Stamp to copy location information, keywords, and more from one photo to another.

Screenshot: Geotag using maps

Start Geotagging Your Photos Today!

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View and Update Metadata

HoudahGeo saves metadata to industry standard EXIF, XMP, and IPTC metadata tags without re-compression or loss of quality.

HoudahGeo works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It recognizes JPEG + RAW pairs and treats such pairs as a single photo. HoudahGeo also supports XMP sidecar files. ​

Use HoudahGeo to add location names, titles, descriptions, and keywords to your photos. ​

Reverse geocoding fills in city, province, and country names.

Browse Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom Classic libraries. Access both edited versions and original image files. ​

Notify Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture of updated places information.

Screenshot: Photo metadata

Show Photos in Context

See your photos set along the path you travelled.

Create KMZ or KML files from GPS tracks and photos. View these using Google Earth or Google Maps.

Imagine going on a safari. Return home and see a bird's-eye view of your journey. Locate the exact tree that leopard was perched in.

Publish photos and KML files to Dropbox for your friends to view in Google My Maps.

Screenshot: Geotagged photo in Google Earth

New in HoudahGeo 6

  • JPEG + RAW pairs: HoudahGeo treats JPEG + RAW pairs as a single photo
  • Time zone for EXIF / XMP export: Specify how dates and times should appear in image metadata
  • Media library import: HoudahGeo now imports much more location data from the recesses of media libraries
  • Aperture migration: Write imported metadata to image files for future-proof storage and to prepare migration
  • XMP sidecar writing: Use, ignore, create. Set separate strategies for handling sidecars to JPEG and RAW files
  • Images needing export: Flags images where coordinates have changed or fail to match media library information
  • “Automagic” camera clock setup: HoudahGeo can infer camera clock setup from a photo you place on a track log
  • Enhanced “Places” feature: Configure individual places to apply only a subset of their properties to photos
  • Lift & stamp metadata: Grab coordinates and metadata from one image. Apply to other images
  • Support for weather data: Add weather information to your photos. HoudahGeo reads Kestrel weather log files
  • Support for SCUBA dive logs: Add “depth below water” information to your photos. HoudahGeo reads UDDF log files
  • Enhanced grid view: HoudahGeo can now show timestamps and coordinates along with image previews
  • Easy import from Apple Photos: Grab and import the current selection from the Photos application
  • Country codes: Add ISO country codes to photo metadata. HoudahGeo helps finding codes from country names
  • Beautiful maps: Maps in HoudahGeo look better than ever, show more information, and are more interactive
  • Much more: There are many more features and refinements that will make your geotagging workflow easier

HoudahGeo 6.4 works with macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 13 Ventura.

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