Geo-tagging can tell a location where the picture was taken. It also means that we can pin pictures to a map. Some may think that why should we Geo-tag a photo? A simple answer to this question would be to gain more exposure and to popularize a picture. By pinning them into a virtual map, the viewer can know more about the photo and where it was taken.
Many smartphones and digital cameras can capture GPS location. But this option cannot be read automatically by Google Picasa. Google’s Picasa Web Album has the option to Geo-tag a photo and this can be achieved by doing some manual work.
Geo-tag Picasa Web Album Photos
- Open picasaweb.google.com and sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have, then you can create one for free.
- After signing in, its time to upload the photos. You can see the “Upload” button in the navigation bar. Click on it and upload all the photos. Wait for some time to complete the photo upload process. How much time will it take to upload depends on your internet connection speed and photo size.
- All the uploaded photos appear under “My Photos”. Click on “My Photos” and you will be able to see your newly created album. Click on the album name and then open the particular photo which you want to geo-tag. In the sidebar, you will see a link for “Create album map”. Click on it.
- Now you will be able to see a Google Map. It’s time to add location, where the photo was taken. You can find the location by entering a address, or navigate to the location manually. When done, click on the “Save location” button.
Once all the steps are complete, you can see the mini map on the right side of the photo. Notice an option which says “Show photo locations to viewers of this album”. This should remain checked. There is also a “View map” link, if clicked it will display world map with your photos at that particular location.
This is how users of Picasa Web Album can enable Geo-tagging and can reveal more information about their captured photos.