September 12, 2009 in Multimedia (F)
[prMac.com] Langenhahn, Germany - Norbert M. Doerner today released GPS-Info 2.0. The long-awaited update to the utility was needed, because Apple has suddenly dropped all support for CMMs (Contextual Menu Modules) in Snow Leopard. The new version of GPS-Info is now a full application, with more features.
GPS-Info 2.0 displays a preview of the photo, and a couple of basic file details, such as its size, creation date, and modification date. The red geotag icon in the bottom right corner of the thumbnail indicates the presence of a geotag in the file already. The center part of the GPS-Info window contains the geotag. Not just the coordinate, but also the GPS altitude and view direction values, if they are contained in the photo.
Buttons on the right side of the window offer you powerful options to actually use the GPS data. First, you can launch a GeoFinder search in CDFinder, to find photos taken near this place in your CDFinder photo library. And since CDFinder also searches iPhoto, this covers your entire iPhoto database as well, all in one click! Also, you can view the place in Google Earth, which will even be launched for you, if necessary. Exporting the GPS coordinate to the commonly used KML format is also just one click away.
Using the "Show in:" menu, you can display the GPS coordinate in several useful web services, such as Flickr, Panoramio, Google Maps, SmugMug, WikiMapia oder MapQuest. And last, GPS-Info displays some of the IPTC data that the photo contains, too. If you don't want to see that, just reduce the size of the window a bit, and it will be gone. As long as the checkbox "Sync with Finder Selection" is ticked, GPS-Info will follow which files you select in Finder, and update itself automatically as soon as you select a different file.
Just close the GPS-Info window at any time, and re-open it using the "Main Window" command in the Window menu. Quit GPS-Info at any time, just as all other Mac applications, using the Quit command in the menu. Of course, GPS-Info will remember the window size and position for the next time you need it.
* Universal Binary; running natively on PowerPC and Intel machines
* Requires Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.6
GPS-Info 2.0 is Donation Ware, so you are free to use it, but we appreciate donations.
Norbert M. Doerner is a computer scientist with a love for integration and cool products. He develops great Macintosh software since 1991. Popular products include the disk cataloger CDFinder, and various plugins for the Finder, iPhoto and Aperture. Copyright (C) 1991-2009 Norbert M. Doerner.