Microsoft Pro Photo Tools

Martin Brinkmann
May 1, 2008
Software, Windows

Microsoft Pro Photo Tools is a free application for the 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows XP that provides functionality to edit the photo's metadata. Metadata are information that are automatically added to digital images, they include information like the time the photo was taken. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools were specifically designed to provide access to the metadata. One interesting feature is the ability to geotag the images.

Geotagging is a feature that is not supported by many digital cameras yet but it will surely be a very powerful feature in the coming years. The Microsoft utility provides easy access to that feature and the ability to add geographic information to each image including street address, city, country and even gps data. Pictures can be placed on a virtual map next to locations they have been taken.

Longitude and Latitude are automatically added to the picture when a town and country have been selected. Microsoft Pro Photo Tools do not offer any additional features besides editing metadata but Microsoft has plans to add new features and functions to their software. It is currently in consideration to give third party developers access so that they can provide plugins and add-ons for the software.

The software can be downloaded from Microsoft directly and requires that your computer passes a genuine advantage check before starting the download.


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  1. kostermw said on July 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    WARNING: I learned the hard way that this tool destroys all your existing exif and ipct tags when it writes the geo-coordinates back to the file.

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