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Photo Finder Takes The Hassle Out Of Geotagging

Photo Finder

By Luke Anderson

Geotagging pictures has become popular of late. Basically the idea is to tag your photos with information regarding the location that they were taken. This seems to be used a lot by people that do a large amount of traveling, and wish to remember exactly where each picture was taken. If you’re one of those people, but doesn’t want to hassle with going through all of your pics and manually adding tags (and trying to remember where each was taken) this little gadget might be of interest.

This little gizmo is basically a GPS receiver and card reader bundled into one. It keeps track of everywhere you’ve traveled via the GPS signal and logs exactly what time you were at each location. All you have to do is carry it with you when you’re out snapping pics. When you’re done at the end of the day, just pop in your SD card (or use it with a USB card reader if you don’t use an SD card) and it will automatically assign a geotag based on the time each photo was taken.

I’m sure that there will be a market for this device when it hits stores in the next couple of weeks. It’ll set you back $99, which seems pretty reasonable for all the hassle it will save you.

[ Photofinder ] VIA [ Crave ]








  • http://www.benspark.com Drew

    Hi Luke,
    I use a GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr for my geotagging but this device looks like it makes the job even easier. Have you guys gotten one to test out? Can you confirm how easy it is to use? How accurate?

  • http://www.LetterRep.com Rob N

    Hi,

    I take my portable GPS and my digital camera and set the time in each to exactly the same. Then, I take off and take as many pictures as I want. When I return home, I use Google’s free app GPicSync, available in beta from GoogleCode, http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/, to sew the two together. GPicSync lets you view the pics in Google Earth and create a KMZ file that lets you upload to Google Maps.

    Rob

  • http://www.sciuridae.co.uk Rob

    You mentioned the ATP Picture Tracker GPS image tagger.
    I’ve got one and posted a review and video on my site, so it may be of interest to your readers:
    http://www.sciuridae.co.uk/technology/atp_photofinder_review.htm
    Rob, UK