It is quite common to forget where you took a particular picture, especially if you’re someone that takes a lot of photographs. Luckily, your phone camera does more than just take pictures, it records additional information about the picture you take and stores it as metadata. This metadata can be helpful in figuring out where you took a particular picture. Today, we bring you the top 7 easy methods to find the location from a photo.
Metapicz is a helpful tool that you can use to find out where you took a particular picture. Just head over to the website and upload the picture you want to know more about. Metapicz will read the metadata from the picture, which includes the location coordinates of where the picture was taken. Not just that, it’ll also give you significant details like the name of the device that was used to take the picture, camera settings, and a lot more.
Like Metapicz, Pic2Map also reads the metadata from your photo to give you the coordinates of where the picture was taken. But it goes one step ahead and opens those coordinates on a map. It also shows you images from the location your picture was taken in. If you do not want your pictures to be published you can change the privacy settings.
Photo Location reads the EXIF data from your image to extract the geo-location. It gives you the exact coordinates of where the photo was taken. Not only that, you can use Photo Location to add EXIF data to an image that does not have any.
Google Reverse Image Search
If your image does not contain enough metadata to extract GPS coordinates, using a Google Reverse Image Search may help. While it will not give you the exact location where the image was taken, it will show you additional images from the same area, or identify any popular landmarks that may be in the picture.
Where is the Picture
As the name suggests, Where is the Picture is a pretty straightforward website that tells you where the image was clicked. The website has a basic design and is pretty easy to navigate but you may encounter a lot of ads.
Extract the EXIF data on desktop
Looking up the EXIF data for an image is a pretty easy process. Using an online tool or website is not all that necessary. Simply right-click on the image and select properties. Then head over to the details tab where you will find the location coordinates.
Extract the EXIF data on your smartphone
If you cant figure out where you took a particular picture, all you need to do is expand the details of the image and you will be able to see the location tag. However, if you’ve turned off the geotagging feature, the location tab will be empty. If you want to add a location to a picture, you can manually do that by clicking on the location tab and finding coordinates on the map.
There were the top 7 methods to find a location from a photo. If you want your camera to automatically record the location of the pictures you take, turn on the geotagging feature. Your camera will require GPS access for this feature. If you do not want to grant GPS permission to the camera, you can add the location manually after taking a picture.
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