Posts Tagged ‘picasa’

Phixr can now geotag your photos

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

In a nutshell, “geotagging” means storing the photo’s geographical location (= where it was shot) in the photo file. Programs and services like eg. Google Earth or flickr can read these tags and show you the exact location on a map.

We are happy to announce that Phixr can now read, create and write geotags!

Whenever your upload a photo (either from your computer or through any of the supported third party services), Phixr analyzes the file for geotags. If the file contains geotags, Phixr will show a small red icon beside the thumbnail:

Geotag symbol

You can add, change and delete geotags in the new “Geotags” tab at the bottom of the screen. To add a geotag, simply click into the map at the desired position and afterwards on “Save”. Changing the location works in the same way. Don’t forget to click on “Save” whenever you change the marker’s position!


As regards storing geotags:

  • Geotags can only be stored in jpeg files.
  • The photo sharing services supporting geotags currently are flickr, Picasa web albums and Smugmug. Other services like Facebook ignore or even delete them.
  • For your privacy, whenever you download or share a photo, Phixr lets you select whether you want to download or share the photo with or without geotags. In case of services, which are known to currently delete geotags, Phixr never includes them. One example for this kind of treatment is Facebook.

Happy phixing!

Phixr Online Photo Editor

April has come

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted something here… Anyway, let’s get to business: News include “signed” requests to Picasa Web Albums (for the user this is nothing visible, however, security-wise Phixr and Picasa Web Albums now are working better together). In other news, we added a new effect (equalize) which is supposed to .. well.. equalize your photo’s colors. I’d say try it out…

I am sure I forgot something here… hm…

Welcome Picasa

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Let’s welcome another major photo sharing site to phixr: Google’s Picasa Web Albums are as of today fully supported (for down- and uploading).

Meanwhile, we have been working hard on the spanish version of phixr, soon to appear at We estimate its launch sometime next week.

Have a nice weekend! – and sorry for the service interruptions on Friday.