HoudahGeo 3.0 - Photo geocoding - All new, yet familiar
December 9, 2011 in Image Editing
[prMac.com] Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Houdah Software has announced HoudahGeo 3.0: one-stop photo geocoding solution for the Mac. With HoudahGeo you may "pin" photos to locations where they were taken. HoudahGeo may store latitude, longitude and altitude information right within the image file - invisibly with no loss of quality. HoudahGeo writes EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags.
HoudahGeo 3.0 is a complete rewrite of the existing product and brings many enhancements:
* All-in-one-window interface
* Improved performance
* Support for many more GPS devices
* Improved integration with iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom
* Offline reverse geocoding
* Printable user's manual
HoudahGeo is tightly integrated with iPhoto and Aperture Places. It offers a myriad of ways to geocode and publish photos. HoudahGeo may publish projects to EveryTrail.com, prepare them for viewing in Google Earth and upload photos to Flickr.com and Locr.com.
HoudahGeo allows for automatic geocoding from GPS track logs or from iPhone reference photos. A GPS device is however optional. HoudahGeo provides several options for manual geocoding. The most popular of which being the Map Geocoding pane: this allows for finding and selecting locations on a map. HoudahGeo uses high quality Bing maps and satellite imagery.
HoudahGeo caters to two very different needs:
* Geotagging for archival purposes using EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
* Geocoding for publishing to Google Earth, Flickr, locr or EveryTrail
GPS device: optional.
HoudahGeo offers you many ways of geocoding your favorite photos:
* Automatic: Matches photos to GPS track logs and waypoints
* Reference photos: Matches photos to reference photos taken using a GPS camera (e.g. iPhone 3G)
* Using a Google Earth: Point to the desired location
* Using a map: Pick locations using the built-in map (Bing Maps)
* Precision: Attach photos to GPS waypoints
* Manual: Enter coordinates found on Google Earth, Wikipedia, ...
GPS device: supported.
HoudahGeo connects directly to many brands and models of GPS track loggers. It also reads GPX, NMEA, LOG, ... and TCX files created by third party software.
* Intel Mac
* Mac OS X Version 10.6 or higher, including 10.7 Lion
* Digital camera
* Optional GPS track logger
* Optional iPhone 3G or later
Pricing and Availability:
HoudahGeo 3.0 is priced at $30 (USD) for a single-user license. Upgrades from HoudahGeo 2.0 start at $12 (USD) and are sold in-application. Customers who registered on or after June 1, 2011 are entitled to a free upgrade.
Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. We specialize in quality software for Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, iPhone, iPod, iPad, AirPort 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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