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HoudahGeo 5

Photo Geocoding & Geotagging

Screenshot: Geotag photos on Mac

Know Where You Took That Photo!

Use HoudahGeo to geocode and geotag your photos. “Pin” photos to the exact locations 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 integrates with Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom. It can notify iPhoto or Aperture when places information has been updated.

Apple Photos currently lacks the programmatic interface needed for HoudahGeo to notify it of newly added geotags. Until this issue is resolved, we recommend that you geotag your photos before importing them into the Photos library.

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 places.

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.

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 5.0 requires OS X 10.10 or later. It is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

For earlier versions of Mac OS X, download HoudahGeo 4.5

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(GPX: GPS Exchange Format), NMEA(NMEA 0183: National Marine Electronics Association), Garmin FIT, Wintec TES, etc.

HoudahGeo can also connect to a wide variety of GPS devices. Download the trial version to check 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.

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 recompression or loss of quality.

HoudahGeo works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It 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 libraries. Access both edited versions and original image files. ​

Notify 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 5.0

  • Places: Save coordinates and location names of your favorite places
  • Drag-and-drop geocoding: Drag images to locations on the built-in map
  • Reverse geocoding: Look up location names in English, German, Spanish and French
  • Google Earth export: New templates and designs for Google Earth KML export
  • Publish KML to Dropbox: Upload photos and track logs to Dropbox. View in Google Earth and Google My Maps
  • Camera import: Download photos directly from your camera or memory card
  • Map search: Search for landmarks, cities, as well as your favorite places

HoudahGeo 5.0 requires OS X 10.10 or later. It is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

For earlier versions of Mac OS X, download HoudahGeo 4.5

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