How To: Geotag photos in Lightroom 4 w/ phone GPX track

Lightroom 4’s new map module is great, it makes it really easy to geotag your photos, view them all on a map and search through your library by location. Here’s a really nifty way of automatically geotagging photos, all you need is a smartphone with GPS. Check out the video then see below for more detailed instructions.

What you’ll need

  • Any digital camera with a clock
  • A smartphone (I use iPhone but most should be fine)
  • A gps tracking app for your phone that can great gpx files
  • Lightroom 4 – An amazing piece of software for mac or windows and well worth buying anyway! You can get a 30 day free trial here

Step by step guide

Click the thumbnails for instructions


It might seem like a lot of extra work at first, but if you get in the habit of doing this with every trip, and make it a part of your workflow, it will help you build up a rich geographic library of your images!