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TokyoJimu
Will this program read the location data for each photo from the iPhoto database and write it to the EXIF data in the actual photo file? Like you say, I don't want to trust a piece of software to know the location of my photos and would like each photo file to contain this information. 
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houdah
Hi!

Thank you for your interest in HoudahGeo.

When you open a new HoudahGeo project, it will show the Load mode. On the left side of the window you will see your iPhoto library. Drag images from there into the list of images to the right.

Then use the thrid toolbar button to switch to Output mode. Here you will find the EXIF/XMP Export toolbar button. This allows you to write metadata including location into the image files. Be sure to select the option to tag masters/originals. Unless you want to create copies, uncheck that option.

You can download a trial version from http://www.houdah.com/houdahGeo/download.html. This is fully functional, but limited to exporting 5 images at a time.

Best,

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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TokyoJimu
I've been playing with this. It seems that the file's modification time is preserved. The problem with this is that this means the newly modified file will never be backed up. Is there an option to not preserve mtime?

Also, would there be any way to automate this, so that the iPhoto (and later Photos) library could be regularly scanned for photos with geolocation in the database but not in the file itself, and correct this? This would be much preferable to having to do this all manually, starting with the ~30,000 images in my library, and remembering to do this to any newly imported photos.
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houdah
Hi,

By default, HoudahGeo preserves file modification dates when writing metadata. You can override this default. See the "Advanced settings for EXIF/XMP export" blog post for instructions.

There is currently no way to scan the iPhoto catalog for missing EXIF.

Best,

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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