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  1. Using Geo-Tag Info in iPhoto
  2. Emailing Geo-Tagged Photos
  3. Viewing an Emailed Photo's Location Information
  4. Final Notes
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Viewing an Emailed Photo's Location Information

When you receive an email message containing a geo-tagged photo, you can use either Preview or iPhoto to quickly and easily show a map of the location where the photo was taken.

Viewing Location Info in Preview

Follow these steps to see a map in Preview:

  1. Right-click or Control-click the photo in the email message, select "Open with," and choose Preview.app (see Figure 11).
  2. Figure 11 Right-click or Control-click a photo in an email message; then choose to open the photo in Preview.

  3. With the photo open in Preview, press Command-I (for Inspector). The Inspector palette opens, as shown in Figure 12.
  4. Figure 12 Preview's Inspector palette includes a GPS panel that marks the photo location.

  5. Click the second tab (the "More Info" Inspector) in the top toolbar, highlighted in Figure 12.
  6. Click the GPS tab. The latitude and longitude of the photo are displayed in the dialog. A world map with crosshairs shows where the photo was taken.
  7. Click the Locate button in the lower-left corner of the More Info Inspector to open a Google map in your browser, showing a detailed map of the photo's location (see Figure 13). A green arrow shows the exact location where the photo was captured.

Figure 13 A detailed map view marks the photo location with a green arrow.

Viewing Location Info in iPhoto

Follow these steps to see a map in iPhoto:

  1. Click the Save button in the email header; then choose Add to iPhoto from the pop-up menu (see Figure 14).
  2. Figure 14 Click the Save button to add a photo to iPhoto.

  3. In iPhoto, hover the mouse pointer over the photo and click the Info icon. The photo "flips over" to show a map of the photo location.
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