Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping locations with metadata manually, part of Learn Photo Management: Metadata.
- It can certainly be convenient to use a camera…that has a built-in GPS receiver,…so that location information…is being added to your photos automatically.…For example, I have an SLR with a built-in GPS receiver…and a smartphone with a built-in GPS receiver,…so when using those cameras to capture images,…the location information is included automatically…and I can view the images on the map.…But we also have other options for essentially…adding that GPS location information to our photos…even if we're using a camera…that does not include a receiver.…
Now in this case, I'm using Lightroom to manage my photos…but there are certainly other software options…that you can take advantage of.…The Photoshop Elements Organizer, for example,…includes a map feature that is very similar…to what you'll find in Lightroom,…and you can even use other software that doesn't…have a map feature to update the GPS coordinate information.…For example, if you're using Adobe Bridge,…you can still see the GPS field if you have a capture…
Metadata may not be glamorous, but it's a priceless tool for managing and organizing photos. Your camera records metadata with every shot: the date, time, camera and lens settings, and much more. You can also add metadata using programs like Adobe Lightroom.
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey demystifies metadata, describing what it is and showing how it's an essential part of photo management, from categorizing photos to creating fun searches, such as "show me all the photos I took a year ago today."
- Viewing image metadata
- Creating and using metadata presets in Lightroom
- Importing metadata from the camera
- Adding metadata to batches of images
- Correcting metadata for capture time
- Getting location information with auto GPS
- Mapping locations manually
- Resolving and avoiding metadata conflicts
- Backing up metadata
- Locating your images with a simple metadata search