October 29, 2008
The man with the insatiable appetite for improving Lightroom via plugins has struck again. Jeffrey Friedl has announced ‘Jeffrey’s Lightroom GPS Support‘ plugin for Lightroom. The plugin doesn’t allow you to directly enter GPS data into the Lightroom GPS metadata field (which is invisible if no GPS information was imported with the file, or after using metadata via a 3rd party app that wrote to the EXIF). But it does use a method that is equally as reliable and usable.
That method is ‘Shadow’ GPS data. A new metadata field is created which can have GPS data attached. The data can come from a GPS unit’s tracklog, or Google/Yahoo maps. On Export you can invoke the GPS data and write it into the exported file as real GPS data.
Jeffery goes into a lot detail about it on the announcement page.