One of the truly useful features of modern digital cameras is represented by their GPS capabilities. Having a built-in GPS gives users the opportunity to automatically have the geographic coordinates embedded in each shot they take. Geographic coordinate information such as for instance the latitude, longitude or altitude are stored in the EXIF metadata of each JPG file.
Inserting the GPS coordinates into your photos can be easily accomplished. All you have to do is transfer your pictures to your PC or Mac and then resort to a tool capable of reading and automatically imprinting the information into your images. Enter BatchPhoto.
BatchPhoto is a photo editor for Windows and Mac designed with batch processing capabilities. The tool offers support for both EXIF and IPTC metadata, enabling you to add a series of technical details to your images in a truly easy way. How easy? Well, all you have to do is follow a three-step process:
The first step of the process is where you add your photos. You can do this in many ways: click on the Add Photos button, use drag & drop, add a folder with or without subfolders.
After you’ve loaded your images into the app, you can go to the second step called Edit Photos. This is where you can apply all the desired edits to your pictures. In our particular case, insert the GPS coordinates.
In order to do that, all you have to do is go to Add Filter > Annotate > Watermark-Text. Next click on the Add Keyword button and select GPS. BatchPhoto enables you to add the latitude, longitude and altitude to your photos.
Once you’ve inserted them into the picture, you can start the customizing process. The app gives you the possibility to choose the desired placement, rotate the text to a certain angle, select the font type and color and adjust the transparency.
Besides being able to imprint the longitude and latitude into photos, BatchPhoto offers many other options to further edit your pictures. You can optimize them for web use by automatically cropping and rotating, by resizing, converting or watermarking them. At the same time you can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation or sharpness, reduce the noise, as well as apply special effects like black & white, blur or sepia.
Once you’re done editing, you can move on to the third and last step called Setup. This is where you set up your final configuration. There are options to save the new photos on a local folder, upload them to FTP or send them via email. You can also choose to keep the original image format or convert to another one.
Next just hit the Process button and the program will automatically apply the edits made to all your images.
It is worth mentioning that BatchPhoto places emphasis on improving productivity. For that purpose the app gives you the possibility to save your frequently-used operations as Profiles and just load them when you need them in future editing sessions. This way you’ll never have to repeat the same editing process again.
You can download a free trial version of BatchPhoto here.