GPStamper "Know Where - Know When"

A Simple Workflow

  • A typical GPStamper photo includes subject description, coordinates (GPS or UTM), date/time and author (e.g. company/agency) information. Including an automatically generated location description, image direction, elevation, file name or other metadata, is optional.
  • Simply select a single geotagged (JPG) file or folder via drag-and-drop (or make the selection via the main menu) and then choose a stamping option from the main menu.
  • Click the lightning button for instant stamping of coordinates with the selected options, including subject description and author information (if entered), without the need to enter the main menu.
Easily accessible font/appearance options, and content/formatting options.
An efficient workflow starts with sorted photos.
  • A subject description entered into GPStamper is applied to all the photos in a selected folder.
  • To enter a unique description for each photo in a folder use File Explorer’s Details pane (see below). Enter descriptions in the "Subject" field, and leave the "Subject Description" window in GPStamper empty. This method applies to all versions of Windows since 7.
Use File Explorer’s Details pane to add a subject description. Edit the "Subject" field, then save changes.
GPStamper's Smart Clipboard can also be used to enter "Subject" descriptions, similar to the Details pane.

Smart Clipboard

  • Use GPStamper's smart clipboard to copy and paste description content from any Windows document, and write it directly to a file's metadata for stamping. The smart clipboard minimizes typing, and eliminates typos in complex technical/legal descriptions. Supports English (ASCII) characters.
Copy and paste information from any Windows document directly into photos, eliminating error.

How it works...

  • If no description exists in the "Subject Description" window, click the clipboard icon to paste content copied from any Windows document and write it to the selected file or folder. The pasted description may be edited prior to being written and copied back to the clipboard.
  • Or, enter a subject description, then click the clipboard icon to immediately write it to the selected file or folder. The description is also copied to the clipboard.
  • GPStamper's "Subject Description" is written to File Explorer's "Subject" field. If no description exists in the "Subject Description" window, GPStamper uses the contents of File Explorer's "Subject" field as the description during stamping.
Folders selected for stamping should contain only geotagged JPG photos or MOV/MP4 videos.


  • Including subject and author (copyright) information is possible with all stamping options. Author (copyright) information, once entered, is saved from session to session.

Available options:

  • Select font size, color, opacity, placement and background/border options
  • Select coordinate notation as GPS (deg/min/sec or decimal) or UTM
  • Include file name
  • Include horizontal positioning error or DOP (if present in photo metadata)
  • Include image direction (if present in photo metadata)
  • Include elevation (if present in photo metadata) and select units (feet or meters)
  • Include time (with date)
  • Include copyright © symbol
  • Include AutoLocation (city, state/province, country, OR a high precision location)
Option selections are saved, precluding the need to reselect them every stamping session!


AutoLocations are location descriptions automatically derived by reverse geocoding a photo's GPS coordinates.
  • AutoLocation reports and stamps the closest city (population >1000) and state/province/municipality, with country being optional. High precision locations (HPL), which might include an actual place of interest name, and/or street address, are an option when stamping single JPG files. High precision locations may be edited prior to stamping.
  • GPStamper is designed for compatibility with Windows File Explorer, and writes/saves all information to the applicable metadata tags.


  • Extract still frames from MOV or MP4 videos (including 4K) and instantly stamp them with location metadata just as you would still photos. Include coordinates, an autolocation, elevation (iPhone), date, time, subject description, and author information in the stamp.
An annotated and AutoLocated quad-frame photo extracted from a 25 second Samsung geotagged MP4 video.
  • 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. Quad-frames are UHD (max), and single-frames are 1x the original video resolution.
All font options are available for use on video frames.

Google Earth

View photo locations in Google Earth via a single click!
Click "Google Earth" in GPStamper's status bar to instantly display photo locations in Google Earth Pro (if installed). Click on camera icons to display thumbnail images.
  • Saving the generated KML file is optional. You could, for example, use the KML file to easily create a map in Google My Maps, or generate a KMZ file (with bundled photos) in Google Earth.
  • Make sure that "Allow access to local files and personal data" is checked on Google Earth's "Tools > Options > General" tab if you wish to display thumbnails (as shown above).
  • Requires Google Earth Pro for Windows desktop, version 7.3.1 or later.


Professional, Report-Ready Results in Seconds!

Geotagging photos

  • GPStamper can also geotag JPG/MOV/MP4 files from cameras lacking GPS by using a track log from any GPS device or mobile app (e.g. myTracks for iOS), readying them for stamping.


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