How To Add Location Data To Photos In OS X

Uzair Ghani
Posted 12 months ago

Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to add location data to photos / images in OS X using Photos app.

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Whenever you snap up a photo using a smartphone, tablet or any camera in general, the location data of the image is also saved alongside the snap itself, provided that the camera you’re using supports the necessary hardware to save location data in the first place. But there are times where you have to make do without location data, probably because you want to save battery life or just because the hardware at hand doesn’t support location based features. Whatever the case might be, you can easily add location data to your photos in a snap using the built-in Photos app in Mac OS X, and today, we’ll show you how to go through the process in a complete step by step fashion.

Add Location Data To Photos Using OS X Photos App

1. First and foremost, open up the photo that does not have location data attached to it using the OS X Photos app.

2. Once the photo is opened up and in view, click on the little ‘i’ button at the top right hand corner of the Photos app to view additional details of the image that is open.

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3. You should see a bunch of options here. At the bottom there’s a box labelled ‘Assign a Location.’ Click on it.


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4. As you start typing into the box, it will get populated with a bunch of location options. Simply search and select the one appropriate for your photo and you’re done.

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Using the above mentioned method, you can quickly and easily add location data to your photos in a snap. It’s a great little feature which comes as part and parcel of Photos for OS X, and we’re certain many new users didn’t even know about it, but since you do now, we advise that you spread your knowledge to users around you as well.

Location data in photos is a very handy little feature if you happen to travel a lot and want to keep track of where you took a certain photo. After all, you don’t want to end up scratching your head while sitting in a social gathering looking absolutely lost do you? Of course not. And thankfully, the OS X Photos app will also keep you from getting into that situation as well.

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