Sometimes you want to share photos from a vacation to an exotic island or even from one of the most popular travel spot in the world. Who can blame you? But, what if you just want to have a little fun and spoof the locations of photos on a site like Instagram?
Or, how about this. You have tons of great photos from an amazing place you did actually visit, but the app you used for editing your pictures stripped your location or the one you used to snap the photos didn’t export the location data.
Worry no more. You can edit the geolocation data on your iPhone photos easily and here’s how.
Use an app to change photo locations
After a trying a few apps like Mappr, Photo Investigator, Mapic, and Metapho, a favorite soon emerged, Exif Metadata. Now, there’s nothing wrong with these other apps. They do offer nice features, so check them out if you like. But, Exif Metadata makes editing or adding your geolocation a breeze. Here’s how to use it.
Change or add a location with Exif Metadata
After you download Exif Metadata for free from the App Store, pop it open and grab your first photo.
1) Select a photo (you can also select more than one at a time) from your Camera Roll or one of your albums.
2) Once your photo is loaded, select Edit Location (or Set Location if no location data is available).
3) Pick a location for your photo. You can do this by entering an address into the search box at the top. Or even better, zoom in and out of the map to move it around, then tap and hold your finger on the screen to drop a pin for that location.
4) Tap Save to confirm the location. The photo will automatically be saved to your photo library.
Changing the current location of a photo or adding one where you need it is super easy with Exif Metadata. And, it works.
The screen shots below were taken with Koredoko (free), a handy app for viewing photo locations and GPS coordinates.
As you can see, the river boat ended up smack dab in the middle of Australia and our dog finally visited Chicago (she’s been begging us to take her), just like we planned using the steps above with Exif Metadata.
Screenshots of photo locations using the Koredoko app
Wrapping it up
As mentioned, there are various reasons why a geolocation tool for your photos is handy. Whether you want to add a fake location to fool your pals or simply add a correct one that’s gone missing, it couldn’t be easier. Are you going to give Exif Metadata a try?