Maperture Pro
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Makes geotagging your photos a snap with Aperture.   Free
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Maperture Pro... Combining the power of Aperture and Google Maps (the mapping engine you know and love), Maperture Pro is a powerful, new edit plug-in that makes geotagging your photos a snap. Expanding upon Maperture's already robust toolset, the Pro version adds an impressive assortment of highly requested features.

Features:
  • Add or update global positioning system (GPS) data to your digital images
  • Scales from a few images to your entire library
  • Elegant, responsive user-interface
  • Altitude now added to GPS tags
  • Import GPS Tracklog data files
What's New
Version 1.3:

Enhancements

  • Maperture Pro is now a free product!
Known Bugs
  • Case 13239: When re-opening Maperture Pro with already tagged images, longitude values can display reversed from the original recorded GPS location in Aperture 3.0 running operating systems 10.6.3 and 10.5.8.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Aperture 2 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Safari
  • Internet Connection



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Maperture Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Stormchild commented on 06 May 2010
$40? You've gotta be joking.
[Version 1.2.9]

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Jcherian replied on 17 Jun 2010
Free? You've gotta be joking.

I wonder if Ubermind will continue to develop new versions of this now free software.
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Phil U. reviewed on 26 Oct 2009
Looks great - has a nice looking interface. Couple little usability things (such as the option for pasting location to multiple images not being where I'd expect it) but nothing really glaring.

Has some more serious issues though. Obviously not multithreaded - only utilizes one processor core. Noticed this when working with a medium sized track log and a relatively small number of images - about 150 (somewhat non-productive one day road-trip shoot). Was quite slow loading/processing the track and matching images to the track. If I was working with a larger data set it would likely be excruciatingly slow.

Also, it crashed (bombed Aperture also) immediately after it popped up a message saying that it couldn't find altitude info and would retry later. Not sure if that's why it crashed, but it was immediately after that. This crash happened within the first 15 minutes of working with the plug-in - doesn't bode well for the future.

I'd really like to love this plug-in. I'd be great to integrate my geotagging into Aperture. Would probably even pay the $40 (although the price seems high). That's a premium price for what this plug-in does so it'd have to at a premium level of polish, performance, and stability which it doesn't appear to be. For now I think I'll stick with the free geotagging tools available before importing to Aperture.
[Version 1.2.5]

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Ubermind, Inc. (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2009
Hey Phil,

We have just released version 1.2.6 and has seen many improvements with stability, image formats, geo-data and multi-thread issues. Give it a spin and let us know what you think over at support@ubermind.com. We'd love to hear how you think we could improve it!

Thanks!

http://www.ubermind.com/products/maperturepro.php
http://www.ubermind.com/products/maperturepro-faq.php
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Kbeat reviewed on 09 Jul 2009
Great way to bring GPS to Aperture. If you've been envious of "Places" on iPhoto and are looking to fill in the gap until Aperture 3 arrives with it's own version, then use Maperture Pro. It's easy, intuitive, well-designed, and simply fun.

I use my iPhone to gather GPS logs when I'm out shooting, and Maperture Pro to marry the data to my RAW images. It's a beautiful combination and a great way to get into GeoTagging.
[Version 1.2.4]

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Ubermind, Inc. (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2009
Thanks Kbeat for the kind words!
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teejay38 commented on 13 Aug 2008
So far working very well, although a UK home address seems to cause it to throw an initial wobbly. Maybe not such a good idea to have the user's home address as a default as most people take pictures away from home anyway. And Google Maps address database never was very comprehensive for the UK. Inserting a general location address inn the search box puts you in the right area and you can then navigate more closely to the location in the normal way.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 13 May 2009
Hey there,

We have released Maperture Pro which has better handling of these type of errors returned from Google Maps, but some UK based addresses will still have to be simplified in order to find the location. But you can modify your default map location from within the preferences now to any location you desire... even a ZIP code. Hope this helps. Thanks again!
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Djim38 had trouble on 12 Mar 2011
Maperture pro gives empty maps since Safari 5.04 update ...
[Version 1.3]


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MacTraxx had trouble on 19 Aug 2008
I'm using Aperture 2.1.1 and OS X 10.5.4 (all updates) and the maperture plug in fails to load the Google maps at all. I've tried this on 2 different machines, a MBPro and a MacPro. Is it me, or is this thing completely broken? Doesn't work at all for me.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Ubermind, Inc. (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2009
Hey there,

I apologize for the length delay in response! Do you have, or did you have, the Safari 4 BETA installed on your system? There is a known issue when using the BETA of Safari 4 from Apple. Please see our FAQ section for more information...

Why doesn't the map show up when I try to use Maperture?

This is caused by a conflict with the Safari 4 beta. We are working on this issue, but until it is resolved, you will need to remove the Safari beta to use Maperture.

http://www.ubermind.com/products/maperture-faq.php
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Anonymous commented on 13 May 2009
Maperture Pro is now released and all Safari 4 Beta issues have been resolved. Thansk!
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Date:17 Jun 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Maperture Pro... Combining the power of Aperture and Google Maps (the mapping engine you know and love), Maperture Pro is a powerful, new edit plug-in that makes geotagging your photos a snap. Expanding upon Maperture's already robust toolset, the Pro version adds an impressive assortment of highly requested features.

Features:
  • Add or update global positioning system (GPS) data to your digital images
  • Scales from a few images to your entire library
  • Elegant, responsive user-interface
  • Altitude now added to GPS tags
  • Import GPS Tracklog data files (GPX, KML, LOG, NMEA & TCX)
  • Options for Reverse Geocoding location information
  • Copy, Paste, Remove & Show Location menu options
  • Option to Drop Pin at Current Location
  • Add custom Keyword(s) to geotagged images
  • Save & manage location Bookmarks
  • Change the Default Map Location
  • Custom cursors & "Aqua" map controls
Location aware photos, just a few clicks away

Maperture Pro is now available for direct download from Ubermind's products page. You can try a fully functional version of the plug-in free for 15 days. Then, at any time, you can easily purchase a software license from within the plug-in for $39.95 (USD).


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