Description

GeoSetter is a freeware tool for Windows (requires Internet Explorer 10 or higher) for showing and changing geo data and other metadata (IPTC/XMP/Exif) of image files (e.g. images taken by digital cameras). The embedded map of GeoSetter doesn’t work on Windows XP, please see my short explanation here.

The current version is 3.5.3, released on 29 October 2019 (some more Info here).

A bit more detailed comment here with a short comment regading the problem with darkened map containing “For development purposes only”).

  • Reads and writes the formats JPEG and TIFF as well as camera RAW formats DNG (Adobe), CRW, CR2 and THM (Canon), NEF and NRW (Nikon), MRW (Konica Minolta), PEF (Pentax), ORF (Olympus), ARW, SR2, SRF (Sony) and RAF (Fujifilm), RW2 and RAW (Panasonic), RWL (Leica)
  • Uses ExifTool by Phil Harvey for writing data
  • Shows existing geo coordinates, image directions and tracks on embedded Google Maps map (requires internet connection)
  • Setting geo data by using embedded Google Maps map (requires internet connection) or by entering known values for coordinates and altitude directly
  • Automatic filling of location IPTC fields and altitude values (requires internet connection)
  • Editable IPTC data (IPTC-NAA/XMP)
  • Possibility to change taken date of images
  • Synchronization with track files (NMEA, GPX, PLT, Sony LOG, IGC and others)
  • Synchronization with already geo tagged images with buddy images (e.g. between RAW images and their corresponding JPEG images)
  • Google Earth export
  • Localizable user interface – English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Czech, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Norwegian language is available at the moment

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Last Comments

  • smith on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Hello, this is very useful information. and beautiful words in this information that make us feel good while reading, thank… Jun 17, 08:44
  • Thom on Update 3.5.3: Hi, I really love your program. It is by far the best integrated GPS software for pics. However,since IE is… Jun 15, 15:31
  • Murali Narayanan on GeoSetter and Jeffrey Friedl’s Lightroom Plugin “Run Any Command”: Geosetter works fine standalone. No issues. Meets my needs. I am unable to make the LrC plugin work. I am… Jun 14, 21:02
  • smith on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Great Effort to Put content Very Informative and Interesting Article, keep sharing us. Jun 6, 12:39
  • Facebook Bellen on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: I think this is among the most vital info for me. And I am glad to read your article. But… Jun 2, 12:52
  • Didier Divorne on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hello my Dear ! I don’t know if i must write in english or not. Ich vermute, weil dein Website… May 7, 12:34
  • Ventsislav Petrov on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Great program, I admire your work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it’s so easy to work with.… Apr 20, 19:45
  • Viktor on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Hi there — on the one hand, get well if not already – on the other hand it’s obvious that… Apr 19, 15:27
  • Herbert Smith on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Well it has finally happened. GeoSetter has died. This past week I have started getting error messages when GeoSetter tries… Mar 26, 19:31
  • eric grossman on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Friedman, i have my own API key but withinin the last month or so the map no longer displays :… Feb 27, 23:42
  • Mau24 on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: In effetti geosetter non visualizza più la mappa quindi è diventato inutile. Quando puoi aggiornare che utilizzi il browser aggiornato… Feb 23, 23:25
  • Aceliano on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Llevo varios días sin ver los mapas, apenas me ha dado tiempo de conocer el programa, muy bueno, estuve usando… Feb 23, 00:14
  • jllanos on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Maybe you should consider to put GeoSetter opensource (e.g on Github or gitlab), and get some support from the community… Feb 22, 20:21
  • Stuart Smith on Update 3.5.3: What is the present problem with the program? Map will not display and error message when Googled, brings no answers… Feb 22, 01:31
  • Zbigniew on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Witam Pojawił mi się taki komunikat. 2022-02-21 23:34:58 ERROR: Nie można zakończyć operacji z powodu błędu 80020101 showMap3(2, 4, 51.0798824566,… Feb 21, 23:37
  • Chris Pendlebury on Update 3.5.3: I have found Geosetter an invaluable tool for community mapping and photo archiving. Just recently it has stopped working as… Feb 19, 23:18
  • Caro on Update 3.5.3: This tool is amazing ! However, it seems no one is maintaining it anymore ? Anyone gets an insight whether… Feb 19, 19:22
  • Nahum Crz on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hola Friedemann Te saludo desde Mexico, y te agradezco infinitamente por la creacion de Geosetter, entiendo que el proyecto esta… Feb 19, 16:36
  • Ron Schneider on GeoSetter and Jeffrey Friedl’s Lightroom Plugin “Run Any Command”: i am running windows 11 on my desktop with edge as my browser. i am unable to load the map… Feb 18, 21:01
  • Antoine on Update 3.5.3: Hi, it appears that something changed and the Maps no longer shows. Here’s the error in the code: Line: 179… Feb 18, 12:32
  • Andrew Parker on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: The new Windows 11 does not have IE, but instead has an IE module within Edge. Will Geosetter work with… Feb 17, 22:46
  • RENARD on Update 3.5.3: Bonjour, ce logiciel est formidable et facile à utiliser. Ce serait bien qu’il continue à évoluer, quitte à ce qu’il… Feb 17, 16:22
  • Robert on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Please can you confirm that Geosetter will continue to exist. I would like to make a donation too but it… Feb 1, 20:04
  • Andrew Parker on A Minor Update after a Long Time: I just noticed that there is a dropdown box to select the map type, which includes OSM. Has this always… Feb 1, 16:15
  • Andrew Parker on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Although I do not use it very often I love Geosetter, thank you. The Google Map issue is irritating but… Feb 1, 15:46
  • fs999 on A Minor Update after a Long Time: I think geosetter is dead… Dec 23, 13:51
  • Juha V Lintula on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: I have found out that an empty Description field generates problems in DNGs (see https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=13056.0). Looking at the command file… Nov 19, 22:45
  • Bangladeshi Matrimony on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: I can’t understand where I will upload image for GEO tag, Please send me video tutorial link if have it. Oct 14, 23:13
  • Ralph on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: It is right there in the blog post you’re commenting: “The reason for it is, that only the Internet Explorer… Oct 4, 21:58
  • Serge on Update 3.5.3: The search function no longer works. You have to use the Coordinates function and enter the GPS point. ex: decimal… Sep 26, 02:45
  • Pierre MATHYS on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Great job! I’ve been using Exifer, than Geosetter successfully for many years. 1°) concerning darkened Google Map: You could mention… Sep 15, 14:35
  • Martin on Update 3.5.1: Unfortuntly the map is no longer working. The map link is down. I still use this program for the other… Sep 2, 17:28
  • RDX on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hi, Same for me. All is blank… 🙁 Aug 17, 14:44
  • buginet.com on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: I have a problem. ” The Map can’t be found at: https://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/geosetter/gmap21.html Please Fill In The Correct Path at Program… Jun 27, 08:32
  • Antonio on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hello Friedemann, First of all thanks for this wonderful software. This might be a “newbie” question. What is “release date”… Jun 16, 08:50
  • Jake on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Good morning, I was interested in donating, however am concerned that the project development is dead. Jun 1, 15:52
  • brian on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Dear Mr Schmidt (Friedemann ) I would like to thank you for your incredibly well designed seamless software that does… May 27, 15:15
  • JohnL on Update 3.5.3: When I ran up the portable version of OneCommander (from onecommander dot com) it wouldn’t start without my removing Geosetter… May 26, 19:42
  • Nirzar Lakhia on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Geosetter is asking for a purchase of a commercial license after processing of 1000 images. I thought this was a… May 20, 19:40
  • Frank on Update 3.5.3: Hi suddenly I see strange question marks turning up in geo coordinates of geosetter (353). I believe this is since… May 5, 18:10
  • Michiel on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Solution to the map problem: leave the https://geosetter.de/map_google.html in the menu: Bestand/Instellingen/Kaart/Map Address and Layers (in English: the first menu… Apr 15, 16:07
  • Bruno on A Minor Update after a Long Time: Bonjour, Je me permet de revenir vers vous pou savoir si la version 4, qui accepteras d’autres cartes est prévu… Jan 26, 15:45
  • Tak on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: I love Geosetter bery much. All of my pictures on my web-site are geo-tagged by your program. But, one inconvenient… Dec 19, 00:19
  • Francis Corvin on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: This is the best geotagger I have worked with, by a long shot. If and when you do develop a… Dec 13, 14:36
  • Nathalie on Update 3.5.3: I have the same issue as Giorgio, searching never works anymore, no matter which type of map is selected (Google… Dec 5, 23:43
  • Best Wedding Photographer in Indore on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Thanks for Sharing this beautiful post Nov 25, 09:00
  • Yolo on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: I hope you will develop a new version. Geosetter is the best and only GPS photos program I can use… Nov 19, 13:27
  • José Oliver-Didier on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Microsoft has a new web application control which uses the new Edge Chromium engine – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/ Nov 18, 03:01
  • Saptaparna Das on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: will it support on Linux? Nov 5, 10:28
  • Petter on Update 3.5.3: Please make possible to add keywords to metadata to own order, currently GeoSetter puts all keywords in alphabetical order. I… Oct 30, 19:59