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Kurtois

Pierre and others,

My current way to determine if a file contains geotag information in the Finder is to open the photo in Preview and look for the GPS tab and verify the location is present.

My goal is:

I would like to be able to delineate which files, when viewed in the Finder, contain geotag data and which do not. 

Has anyone achieved this? If so, how? 

A thought I have is to use Hazel (https://www.noodlesoft.com) in some manner to determine which files have geolocation data and then label them with a tag or color label. 

 

 

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houdah
Hi!

I don't think the Finder can do that.

For most image file formats the information is present in the Spotlight index. You can thus show it as a column in HoudahSpot or view it in the HoudahSpot Info panel.

There is also a trick with which you can use HoudahSpot to search for image files which have a latititude value set.

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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Kurtois

Pierre - Thank you for the reply! Perhaps I confused you, but I was hoping to somehow use some other tool to mark or tag files using OS X features (color label or metatags) such that I could identify files that had a geotag.  

I was unaware that the geotag information is present in the Spotlight index. This is great news! Thank you for linking to information regarding how to search for files with/without geotag data in HoudahSpot.

I would think this would be a common issue amongst users who value geotag data, i.e. how to determine which files have geotag data and which do not? Perhaps a good integration point for HoudahGeo with Houdahspot?

 

 

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houdah
Hi!

You can use HoudahSpot to tag the files. But it will be a manual process: search for the file, select all results, assign a tag.

Hazel may be able to automate the process. I don't know if Hazel reads EXIF or check Spotlight metadata.

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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Kurtois
Bumping this thread in case someone else has discovered a more elegant solution to this task.
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