Mac OS X 10.5 gets geotagging support
The new Leopard version of Mac OS X will show users where on a map their geotagged photos were taken.
There were a lot of one-liners to sift through in Apple's feature list for the Leopard, the Mac OS X 10.5 update due , so I thought it worthwhile to call out the geotagging support.
The Preview software, which lets users get details on files they're browsing, "pinpoints the location where you took the photo on a world map," according to Apple's Leopard feature list. "From there you can even open the GPS location in Google Maps."
I gather from the adverb "even" that I should read this news with a sense of amazement, but really converting latitude-longitude coordinates in a file to a dot on a map isn't rocket science. What's more notable is how rare this feature remains in photo viewer software. The fact thatshould be a wake-up call that photo enthusiasts are beginning to embrace this technology.