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).

  • 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

Please see also here:
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Last Comments

  • Tommy on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Thank you again! Nov 29, 04:00
  • Phil on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Thank you Friedemann for this lovely and useful bit of software that I have used for many years! And thank… Nov 28, 23:17
  • Joachim Hänsel on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Ich freue mich, dass die Karte wieder angezeigt wird. Mit meiner Spende hoffe, den Lebenswillen von Geosetter zu fördern. Das… Nov 28, 10:21
  • Christian Mooser on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Danke für die Umstellung auf Leaflet / OSM. Ist für meine Zwecke viel besser geeignet als Google Maps, da ich… Nov 27, 17:38
  • John Holden on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Many thanks Friedemann. An immensely useful piece of software. John Nov 27, 15:04
  • admin on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: The map should now work again to some extent, GeoSetter does NOT have to be reinstalled for this! As already… Nov 27, 03:38
  • Thomas Höckmann on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hello Friedemann, I am glad to hear that your are working on a solution and continue developping GEOSETTER. I want… Nov 22, 21:19
  • Valerie Norton on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: I come here looking for a map fix too. Honestly, the mapping portion of the program is still useful even… Nov 22, 18:21
  • Geir on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: I was getting desperate yesterday when I discovered that the maps no longer worked, so It will be fantastic if… Nov 22, 15:08
  • Wolfgang Exler on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: great idea to move away from google maps !!!!!! Nov 22, 12:13
  • admin on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hello dear people! There is a lot of excitement right now! Google has changed something again, so that the map… Nov 22, 11:06
  • Laurent Montaron on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Unfortunately Google Maps JavaScript API no longer supports IE11 as of November 2022 (See: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/releases ). As a result, Geosetter… Nov 20, 16:09
  • Morten on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Hi, Thank you for this great piece of software. Just wanted to let you know that as of today, unfortunately… Nov 18, 16:08
  • Luis on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: Great Program, not updated for a long time, but still working like a charm (including map). I made a donation… Sep 18, 23:13
  • Erik Bachmann on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: No – you’ll probably want Darktable instead: https://www.darktable.org/ A truck load of tools – when you only need a hammer. Sep 2, 15:16
  • NIGEL EDMUNDS on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: Appreciate the work you’ve done on this tool ! Aug 9, 11:35
  • John McLeod VII on Update 3.5.1: GeoSetter, Microsoft Edge, and End of Life for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has EOL in November of 2022. It appears… Aug 8, 19:50
  • Floris Kleijne on New Website, new GeoSetter Version?: This looks like an awesome tool. Unfortunately, with the official death of IE, it’s no longer usable. I’m using Edge… Jul 14, 15:01
  • bayard on Update 3.5.3: I have always used geosetter since the begining but must saddly stop use it as it will crash systematically with… Jul 12, 00:09
  • jllanos on GeoSetter and Internet Explorer: According to https://groups.google.com/g/google-maps-js-api-v3-notify/c/l3mdkZ5JyDg after November 2022, Geosetter will be unable to display Google Maps. Geosetter uses Internet Explorer, api version… Jul 2, 18:07
  • 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