Searching files with HoudahSpot is always case insensitive. This means that a search for “house”, a search for “House” or a search for “HOUSE” will return the same results. HoudahSpot does not distinguish between upper and lower case letters.
If you need to run a search that respects the case, you can do this using the mdfind command in the Terminal app. HoudahSpot will help you with the Spotlight query syntax. Continue reading Run Case Sensitive Searches
Google Photos has a pretty nice way of displaying your geotagged photos, with a map and other metadata info. In Google Maps, click on the “i” in the menu bar. A sidebar containing information will appear.
This feature is especially nice for sharing photos with family and friends. If you want them to see where your photos were taken, you’ll need to make sure the setting “Remove geo location in items shared by link” is off. Continue reading Photos on a Map in Google Photos
We’ve recently returned from a trip to India. Back home, I generated a Google My Map to document our visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. This is what it looks like:
Continue reading Your Photos & Path in Google My Maps
According to research, e-mail users send and receive an average of 122 business e-mails per day. And the amount is bound to increase in the future. To find specific information in the haystack of archived e-mail data can be a difficult task.
Continue reading Use the Mail template to find e-mails in Apple Mail
Here is a quick and easy way to access your favorite and frequently used HoudahSpot search setups: Just put them into the Dock, from where you can access them with one click.
Continue reading Put frequently used Search Templates into the Dock for quick access
In part 1 of this blog post series, we discussed how you can use reference photos to speed up your geocoding process. The easiest, fastest and most precise way to geotag your photos, however, is to provide HoudahGeo with a so called track log file. While there are smartphone apps which record track logs (as discussed in part 2), these may drain your phone’s battery if left running over a prolonged period of time. Therefore, you may want to consider investing in a GPS track logger.
Part 3 – Geocoding using a GPS track logger
Continue reading Geotag your photos automatically – part 3
In part 1
of this blog post series, we looked at how you can use your GPS enabled smartphone to get geotags on your regular camera pictures. There is, however, a more sophisticated way to put your smartphone to use. It’s an app called gps4cam pro
Part 2 – Geocoding using the smartphone app gps4cam
Continue reading Geotag your photos automatically – part 2
Vacation time is coming! Wherever your travels will take you: You will, for sure, be taking a lot of pictures.
But: If your camera is not equipped with a built-in GPS, your pictures will lack location information. You could geotag these images by hand. This can be a lot of work and quite time-consuming. So, how can you add geotags more easily to your photos?
In a three-part series of blog posts, we will explore three options HoudahGeo offers to automate your photo geocoding process.
Part 1 – Geocoding from reference photos
Continue reading Geotag your photos automatically – part 1