Geotag now supports XMP sidecar files. These are files containing metadata for your images. They have the same name as the image file, only with a .xmp suffix. The advantage of these files is, that you don't have to modify the original image file.
Here is how Geotag deals with XMP sidecar files:
- When finding location data
- Geotag first scans the original image file to see if it contains location data.
- Then, if an XMP sidecar file exists, it scans that file as well.
- Location data from the sidecar files has precedence over that found in the original image.
- When writing location data
- If an XMP sidecar file exists, the location data will be stored in that file.
- If no XMP file exists, Geotag will by default write the location data to the original image.
- There is however a check box labeled 'Always write to XMP files' to be found at 'File->Settings'.
- If you select this check box, Geotag will always write the location data to an XMP sidecar file and create one if it doesn't exist yet.