Table of Contents       20. Geotagging, GeoFinder, GPS, and KMZ


20.2 Add geotags to photos

Sometimes, your camera has no GPS chip, or you are inside of the building and the GPS won’t work, or you are simply updating your existing library of photos.

In all these cases, you may wish to add geotags to existing photos.

The good thing is that NeoFinder is really all that you need to do this. In fact, NeoFinder offers several ways of adding valuable GPS information to your photos.


Use the built-in NeoFinder Map
That is the easy way to add geotags to your photos. Simply select one or multiple photos you wish to geotag. Now, move the
map in NeoFinder to the proper location. Then select the button with the little red pin. You can klick inside the map to set the location of the pin.

Add geotags with the NeoFinder map

When you are done, hit the
Write Geotag button. Or just double click into the proper location of the map to write the geotag quickly.

Use Copy & Paste
If you have photos or even movie files with an existing geotag, NeoFinder can copy this geotag, and paste it into other photos.

Select one photo or movie file with an existing geotag, and use the context menu to copy it:

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Then select one or multiple photos without existing geotag, and use the Paste command in the context menu:

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Note:
NeoFinder copies these geotags as a textual version, so you can also use it for other purposes, if you need to.


Use Google Earth
NeoFinder is also able to use Google Earth to set a geotag! Simply launch Google Earth, and place it at the desired location. A super useful tool for that is the crosshair you can find
here.

Then simply center Google Earth to the desired location, go back to NeoFinder, and select
Set GPS Location from Google Earth from the context menu for one or any number of photos in your catalogs. that is very easy!


Write Geotag to file
NeoFinder will write the new geotag to all of the selected photo files, and also to the NeoFinder catalog:
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Notes:
NeoFinder writes these geotags directly into the EXIF meta data fields of the selected photos, this will work for a wide range of photo formats, but not for all, if it fails, NeoFinder will display an error message.

NeoFinder can also
overwrite existing geotags in photos, but it will ask you if you really wish to do that.

20.1 The Map and GeoFinder
20.3 The Wikipedia Inspector
20.4 KMZ Export
20.5 Get the place name