5.2.2 24 May 2018

Photo geocoding and geotagging.


Developer website: Houdah Software

HoudahGeo is a one-stop photo geocoding and geotagging solution for Mac. HoudahGeo writes EXIF, XMP and IPTC geotags to JPEG, RAW, and XMP sidecar files. Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo records latitude, longitude, and altitude information right to your image data file. Don't have a GPS device? No problem! Just drop a pin on the map where you took your photo and HoudahGeo will tag it with the correct location. HoudahGeo is the only application that can both write future-proof GPS tags to original images and add locations to photos in the Apple Photos, iPhoto and Aperture libraries.

Geotagging with HoudahGeo follows an easy 3-step workflow: load, process, then output.

  • Start by loading photos into a HoudahGeo project. Optionally add GPS track logs
  • Use the built-in map to assign or adjust photo locations. Use reverse geocoding to add city, state / province and country names
  • Write location information to the original image files. Export the project for viewing in Google Earth or Google My Maps. Upload to Flickr
  • Automatic geocoding using GPS track logs
  • Geocoding using reference photos taken using iPhone or a GPS camera
  • Geocoding without a GPS. Use the built-in map to double-check, adjust, or assign locations to your photos
  • Reverse geocoding fills in city, state / province and country names
  • Writes GPS data, location names, title, description and keywords to EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
  • Works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It also supports XMP sidecar files.
  • Integrates with Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom
  • Notifies Apple Photos 2.0, iPhoto or Aperture when places information has been updated
  • Create Google Earth KML and KMZ files. View photos "pinned" along the path travelled
  • Publish photos and KML files to Dropbox. Share images on a map
  • Upload geotagged photos to Flickr

What's New

Version 5.2.2:
  • Works a around a bug where photo library browser, when shown as grid of previews, would scroll for no reason
  • Added links to our privacy policy as well as to the privacy policies of third party services you may connect to using HoudahGeo


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Some features require macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • A digital camera: point-and-shoot, DSLR, camera phone, etc.
  • Optional: GPS track logger
  • Optional: iPhone or other GPS-enabled camera


Current Version (5.x)


Version Downloads
Multimedia Design / Image Editing
24 May 2018
Intel 64 / OS X