GPStamper Know Where - Know When

A typical GPStamper photo includes subject description, coordinates, date/time and author information, but could also include the location description, image direction, elevation, or other metadata.

GPStamper's simple workflow

Select a geotagged file or folder via drag-and-drop (or select a folder via the main menu) and then select a stamping option from the main menu. If desired, include a subject description and copyright notice.

To enter a unique description for each photo in a folder...

Use File Explorer’s details pane to specify a unique subject for each photo in a folder. Enter a description in the "Subject" field, and leave the "Subject Description" window in GPStamper empty.

File Explorer's details pane displays GPStamper metadata, and is the recommended means to monitor/modify content.

Stamp options

Including subject and copyright (author) information is possible with all stamping options. Author information is saved from session to session, so typically needs to be entered only once.

Options available for stamp customization.
  • Select from font size, color, transparency, placement and background/border options
  • Include elevation
  • Include image direction
  • Include time
  • Include copyright © symbol
  • Coordinate notation may be changed to degrees/minutes/seconds (from decimal degrees)
  • Elevation unit may be changed to feet (from meters)
  • Select the level of AutoLocation detail
Option selections are saved from session to session!


AutoLocations are location descriptions automatically derived by reverse geocoding a photo's GPS coordinates.

AutoLocation results differ based on whether a FILE or FOLDER was selected, as two different reverse geocoders are used. FILE AutoLocations are typically more detailed.

Edit a single photo's AutoLocation (i.e. reverse geocode) directly in GPStamper. In this example, additional location information could have been retrieved by selecting "Enhanced" (in lieu of "Standard") from the drop-down menu.

Should you wish to edit an entire Folder's AutoLocations prior to stamping, just use the "AutoLocation Only" tool, then edit the Title field in File Explorer's details pane (see below). After editing, select "Stamp File Explorer Title" from the main menu.

To edit an AutoLocation for each photo in a folder...

Use File Explorer’s details pane to edit AutoLocations. Edit the "Title" field, then save changes.
Note that street addresses (for photos) displayed on an iPhone are not saved by iOS, or stampable.
No user intervention was required to generate this stamp of an iPhone photo.
Stamping may fail if folders selected for stamping contain files other than geotagged photos/videos.


Extract still frames from videos (including 4K) and stamp them with location metadata just as you would still photos (e.g. use AutoLocation, font options, etc.)

Video files (MOV or MP4) must be in their own (e.g. "Videos") folder prior to processing.
An AutoLocated quad-frame photo extracted from a geotagged (Samsung) MP4 file. No user intervention was required to generate this stamp. A user added subject description would have made the stamp more complete.

A quad-frame photo is generated from four video frames spaced equidistant within the video clip, whereas a single frame photo is generated from a single video frame at mid-point in the video.

Google Earth

View photos locations in Google Earth via a single mouse click!

Saving the generated KML file is optional when a folder of photos has been selected for display. Please install Google Earth or later to take full advantage of this feature.


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