updated 12:45 am EDT, Wed August 13, 2008
Ubermind on Tuesday unveiled Maperture, a new geotagging plug-in for Apple's Aperture photo editing and organization application, allowing users to add GPS data to pictures for placement on a virtual map. Maperture offers connectivity with Google Maps, and can either be used to add information to one image at a time, or an entire photo library. Ubermind is offering Maperture for no charge, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, with Aperture 2.0.
"Before today, geotagging photos either required you to own expensive camera equipment or was a slow and painful process involving multiple applications," said Shehryar Khan, Ubermind's CEO. "With the release of Maperture, we've streamlined that process by giving photographers an integrated solution for adding GPS data to their images. And the best part about it all, it's absolutely free."