Developer: return7, LLC

Current Version: 2.0.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.7 MB - Download


PlaceTagger is an easy to use app that geotags pictures taken on your digital camera.  Just sync, shoot, tag.  PlaceTagger for iOS (sold separately on the App Store) records location data while maximizing battery life and uses iCloud to sync location data to your iPad and Mac.  PlaceTagger has been featured by TUAW ( and Macworld (

Use PlaceTagger for Mac to geotag most popular image formats including your DSLR's RAW image files!  You can also allows you to adjust timestamps on your photos in case you forget to synchronize your camera and iPhone clocks.

PlaceTagger also lets you export to GPX track files so you can geotag using your favorite software to geotag (e.g. Aperture 3 or other software that supports geotagging via GPX tracks).

PlaceTagger also contains in-app step-by-step help and FAQ.

+ iCloud sync for location data
+ Shows location data on map in the form of a track
+ Optional iOS app for recording on your iPhone and recording or geotagging on your iPad, also with iCloud support (sold separately on App Store)
+ GPX track import so you can record with your favorite app (so long as it exports single GPX tracks)
+ GPX track export for geotagging with your favorite application
+ Batch adjust image file dates (select several images, pick an offset and the offset is applied to the rest of the images)


Release Notes:

- Fixes a bug that caused some images to not be properly tagged
- PlaceTagger now exits after the last window is closed


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.1
Review by Carmella B'Nachala

DOES, NOT, WORK - useless piece of software. The automatic syncing using icloud simply does not work, I have troubleshot (?) all their recommendations and stil no luck. the manual export/import of a .gpx file also fails to match photos with the data recorded by the app. YES, the times on both phone and camera are synced. To sum up, this is pathetic

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.1
Review by Munty_Jones

Really buggy - I was a big fan of the previous version of Placetagger. While I enjoy the slick new look and interface, this app is not reliable. It crashes a lot. When you think it's running, it's not. Last week in Yellowstone, I'd have to constantly check to see if it was running while I was shooting and most of the time, it wasn't. The previous version of the app I could leave running on my iPhone all day and not be worried. The Mac app is also buggy. iCloud synching doesn't appear to be working and between my two Macs (iMac and Macbook Air), they are inconsistent with the GPS data. The only way I can get it to work is to export the GPS sessions from my iPhone and import them to the desktop app. This is a long, painful process. For $4.99, this is unacceptable. Please avoid purchasing this app until the issues are fixed.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by TractionLobe

Unreliable - This is the first review I write. The app (for iphone) constantly crashes, does not sync with iCloud and it's so unreliable I don't think it can really be used. As for the Mac App that works, but without iCloud integration it's a constant export -> import cycle. Bottom line: no worth it. How does one get their money back?

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by McMeaty

Could be a great geotagging solution - but not yet. - The first time I used PlaceTagger, everything seemed to work like a charm. I couldn't understand what all these reviewers in the Mac app store were complaining about. However, for whatever reason, after my first tagging, all subsequent attempts to tag photos did not work as well as the first. The GPS data is not syncing from my iPhone to the Mac version via iCloud as it is supposed to. My recent photo walk test shoot GPS coordinates won't even show up in the "View and Export GPS data" menu. The only way to make it work is by emailing the GPX file directly from the iPhone app then importing it to PlaceTagger for Mac. Extra steps we were promised by PlaceTagger not to be stuck doing. Another area of bugginess is that sometimes the photos do not get tagged even though it says it tagged them. I thought I had successfully geotagged my photos through PlaceTagger, but after importing them into Aperture, only the first photo had GPS info. The rest did not. Maybe I screwed up somewhere, but PlaceTagger showed all photos to have been tagged before the Aperture import. In my opinion, PlaceTagger has serious potential to be a very good app to seamlessly geotag if only the developer gets the bugs worked out. At the moment it feels like a beta version and should not have been released yet. It sincerely hope an update comes soon to fix these problems. I really want to love this program. Someday, It may be the best way to geotag photos. But until then, I cannot recommend PlaceTagger.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people