HoudahGeo 1.4 adds Google Earth geocoding

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[prMac.com] IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Luxembourg - January 12, 2006 - Houdah Software is proud to announce the release of the 4th major update to HoudahGeo in only 8 months! HoudahGeo 1.4 is a pure software solution for geocoding photos. Coordinates may be written to EXIF/XMP tags. Images can be uploaded to Flickr! or exported to Google Earth. No GPS camera needed. GPS track logger optional.

HoudahGeo may operate in a fully automatic mode when provided a track log file from a GPS receiver. Finer control is possible by attaching photos to waypoints created using a GPS device. When no GPS device is available, convenient manual geocoding is possible through integration with Google Earth.

HoudahGeo 1.4 feature enhancements:

New feature: Google Earth geocoding. Geocode your images right from within Google Earth with just a click of a button!
New feature: Wintec USB support. Connect via Bluetooth or USB to your Wintec GPS track logger
New feature: Serial-to-USB converter support. Connect to your serial Garmin or Magellan GPS device using a serial-to-USB converter
New feature: Lightroom support. Browse your Lightroom 1.3 library from within HoudahGeo. Pick photos to export.
New feature: Enhanced XMP sidecar support. HoudahGeo now copies XMP sidecars along with images.
New feature: Enhanced XMP sidecar support. GPS tags are written to the XMP sidecar whenever present.
New feature: Pick & choose. Select which images to export (Google Earth, Flickr!) or to write tags to.
New feature: KML output (advanced users). In addition to KMZ, HoudahGeo may now output KML for local or hosted use.
Enhancement: Enhanced XMP sidecars for unsupported files. HoudahGeo no longer converts unsupported RAW files to JPEG when asked to write to XMP sidecars.
Enhancement: KML/KMZ output. You may chose between 3 image sizes to show in Google Earth balloons.
Enhancement: KML/KMZ output. Google Earth now shows the results of reverse geocoding.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* Digital Camera and optionally a GPS device
* 20 MB Hard Drive space.

Pricing and Availability:
HoudahGeo 1.4 may be purchased for 24.95 EUR for single user license. A full-featured demo version is available for download from our web site.

Macworld expo:
We will be at Macworld expo San Francisco. Come to booth S-1338 to see us demo both HoudahGeo and HoudahSpot 2.

Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, WebObjects and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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